Saturday, May 28, 2011
Memorial Day weekend
Sunday at church the kids are playing guess who in primary. Trent was asked to be the mystery person so Saturday night I remembered and went to work on his costume. He is supposed to be King Abraham. With remembering last minute I worked with what I had. I think it turned out pretty good. I wonder if the kids will even come close to guessing!
This past week I have been working more on my smocking stitches. I have no idea why it has taken me almost 5 years to do more then the basic diamond. But I now know how to do basic pictures, basic letters, and the bullion stitch. I am so excited about the bullion stitch because you can make the cutest flowers with them. My favorite style of smocked dress for my girls size is the basic square yoke (with the cute collar) but my pattern only goes up to a five which is to small for Brooklyn. I need to now sit down and figure out how to make that pattern bigger so I can smock away for her. I can't really do to much of that until I get some more needles for the pleater. They are a little pricey as needles go so now that I'm not doing extra jobs anymore they need to be budgeted in. I'll definitely have them by Justin's wedding. I'm going to make the girls the most precious smocked dresses. On the smocked part I am going to do the word LOVE all fancy and do cute bullion roses around it. I saw it in a picture and it was perfect. Hobby Lobby even has this kind of off white and dusty rose fabric with flowers on it that will be perfect. I can't wait to get started on them!
Wow I do have some more to say but I'll cut it short. This ended up being a long post!