Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I want to take a few minutes to thank everyone that took a minute to reassure my insecure self that you are indeed out there and still reading what I write. 
 You made my heart glad!
  I would mention that probably around half of those that commented did not have a way for me to contact them in return! 
 That made me sad. 
 I did reply to your comments on the post if you are interested. 
 If you are only commenting via Google + I can't seem to figure out how to find your email address.  It is not linked to your comment and when I click through to your account I don't see it there either.  In case you were wondering why you are not getting emails back when you comment 
that may be why.  

I have no intention of leaving blogging. 
 I was just wondering what folks thought and if anyone was out there.  
My comments had dwindled to maybe 2 or 3 of the same people commenting (thank you) 
so I was wondering if maybe they were the only ones reading! 
 Obviously you all proved that theory to be incorrect. 
 I always seem to have a lot to say and need a way to express it so
 no plans to stop blogging for awhile anyway.

I did finish the "muslin" (which I actually made using Peacock Kona instead of muslin) last night.  Now I have to pack it for the trip to NC on Friday and have my DD try it on.  
I have to remember to pack pins and marking pencils too so I can get a good fit.  
When we return home from Florida, 
I will be able to make the adjustments and cut out the "real" dress.  
What a lot of work! 
 I think when you factor in my time this was a really pricey endeavor!!! 
 Here is what it looked like when I got it to the try on point.
  Sorry for the bad lighting but it was night time.


Yes, all the seams are on the outside. 
 It was so weird to do that but will make it easier to work on. 
 They had me sew it all together with basting stitches, so I think I will make the adjustments 
and then take it all apart and 
re-sew it together (or in this case adjust the pattern, cut out the real dress and then re-make this one).  Probably the last time I want to do this.  
Maybe if I make anything again it will be for me and probably just a skirt! 
 LOL  good thing I love that kid!

I miss quilting though.  
I now officially have WAY too many things floating around in my head and
this dress business needs to end so I can get them all out of my head and made up!

Blogging may be intermittent while I am on vacation so please bear with me.  
We leave for NC on Friday and stay with our daughter for a few days.  
We will leave her place on Sunday morning and head to Sarasota. 
 If anyone lives in the area and wants to meet up, please email me and I can give you my cell phone number so we can do that! 
 I love to meet new people!

I am going to link up to WIP Wednesday over on the Freshly Pieced blog.  
Have a great rest of the week and thanks again for the sweet comments!

~XOP~


9 comments:

Charlene S said...

Getting a good fit is hard work! The very reason I stopped dress making and started piecing. Good luck with the dress.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Glad you are back. IG has it's place but blogs give you a little more. Keep blogging!

ipatchandquilt said...

What a lovely blog you have!
Showing your workon a blog is a lot of extra work, but sharing gives so much back. I also wonder sometimes why I seem te be getting less and less comments. I think that lots of people are just really busy with life. My blog can be a bit of a distraction from their hectic lives. I am OK with that. BUT... I also love to know that people are reading my ramblings!
Good luck and lots of fun,
Esther

Colleen Yarnell said...

Welcome to NC! We are having lovely arctic weather so be prepared. Saturday we may even see more snow and ice. I read your blog all the time! I just am a bad commenter. Usually i slip blog reading in here and there and unless something gets my back up i just dont have the time to comment. Usually on snow days like today I would be doing housework and sewing. But as Im recovering from a sinus infection the drugs make me sleepy. So thumbs up on the dress! I am so not a garment sewer! And definately keep blogging! I rely on you for a good read!

Rosa said...

Enjoy your holidays and sure they will be great!

Santee Bobbie said...

For sure I'll leave my email next time. Thanks for the response-I've actually tried to figure out if my email is available but now I know. Loved the Tula swaps I did with you before. rjc2cam@msn.com(or gmail.com).

JanAngel55 said...

I read every blog you post and want you to know that you are a creative and very kind person to all..look forward to your next post. janicelashley@gmail.com

Linda B in MI said...

Always enjoy Mama Spark's World. I was in a couple of the Blog Hops a couple years ago...What fun coming up with something different. Miss seeing them. Being from Michigan and living in south Texas now, I love the refreshing Michigan pictures...Snow! I always loved it!!! I enjoy your "World" It brightens mine.

ytsmom said...

I'm still reading, just didn't comment. Spent January trying to get over the crud, hoping I am all recovered now and can get back to quilting!!

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