Hi! I missed out on my Friday post, again. I just got going with the day and before I knew it, it was over. Then came the weekend, and between the time spent with friends, wonderful fellowship, sewing, the gym, car washing, you name it, I was too beat to get over here and do anything pertaining to blogging. Until now. Here I am, now already into Tuesday, I’m checking on links and writing up a post. I would have been done with this much earlier had I not had my eyes dilated yesterday morning. I had started on this yesterday, but then spent most of the day not able to see two feet in front of me. I had my semi-annual eye doctor appointment in the morning, and while I am always worried that my prescription is going to change, I forgot to worry about how I won’t be able to see well for a little while afterwards. I’m doing fine today, so on with this post…
It seemed, oh, about a month ago, that I was getting back into some more outfit posts. I had a few new items that hadn’t been on the blog before, and I was feeling particularly photogenic. (Ehem, I mean as photogenic as I possible can feel. This is the funny part, I don’t really like a lot of photos of me, and I think a lot of the time I am horribly unphotogenic. Ending up with a good picture of myself isn’t something that happens on the first, or even twentieth, try sometimes; but nevertheless, I manage to post plenty of self photos over here on the blog. Yeah, it’s kind of funny to me.) Now, where was I going with that…
Oh, yes, a lot about life, and not much about style... This blog of mine is what is referred to as a ‘lifestyle blog’. A nice little term in the blogosphere to describe a blog that is basically about whatever – a little bit about this, and a little bit about that. Lately, I’ve been posting more about my life, and not so much about my style. I had every intention to get some more style-ish posts up here: outfit of the day, what I wore, you know, things like that. Maybe even another Me Made Monday type of thing, but I got busy, and all I have had to write about is life. Which I don’t mind writing about, really. I have skipped out on my daily journal this whole summer, and have been pretty much relying on the blog for what I’ve been up to.
So, today, I have for you a start to my blogging week with my ramblings and something that I have recently made. The dress I am wearing is one of several projects that I completed last week. I’ve been on a roll! It was an unfinished object, on my dress hanger for months. I am not even exaggerating with that. I started it in February, spent a couple of hours on it, tried it on and got sad because I messed it up, and there was no way it would ever fit. So dress hanger decoration it has been until I finally put in a zipper and hemmed it last week.
Guess what, in six months time, it now fits. It’s only a little snug under the arms, but that is nothing new for a dress that I’ve made. My original fitting issues were the waist and the darts that seemed to be a little too high. When I tried the dress on after months of not bothering, it didn’t seem the darts were as bad as I originally thought. And how could I have possibly thought the waist was too tight when I had never even had a zipper on it? It must have been a bad hair day the day I stated on it, I guess.
This dress was actually my ‘wearable muslin’ for Simplicity 1873, and once I got it done, it inspired me to make another, the real one. Which I did, but I will save that for another day.
And with that, I leave you for now. My boy is requesting we make a trip to Walmart before heading out to the family vineyard to pick muscadines. He wants to get the new Madden football game, and I suppose making a trip to Walmart wouldn’t be too bad this early in the day.
Have a great one, everybody!