Well, it's official. I am now working on the wedding dress (which is really two dresses since I'm doing a wearable muslin before I make the wedding dress.) Today it's been ironing the fabric for the "wearable muslin" that I'm making, ironing the lining fabric, cutting the pattern and the fabric...at least that much. I'll probably get some sewing started today as well.
I read over the instructions today and it's going to be easy, easy, easy. Once I start sewing it's going to be quick.
At the end of this week I'll do a fitting. And next week....THE SILK!
Sorry world. No pictures until AFTER the wedding. I wouldn't want to spoil any surprises for the groom. Top secret, and all that.
Liturgy was lovely this morning. I did not think I would go, because I could NOT fall asleep last night and at 1:30 I decided to turn off that 6 am alarm clock that I had set. Well, it turns out I woke up at 6:30 on my own and couldn't fall back asleep, so I figured God wanted me to go to Church. I'll deal with being tired later, I suppose.
Kids are in their final stretch of finishing up for the "school year". This week, perhaps a bit into next week. Perhaps not. I'm ready to get these dresses made, get their papers graded and then do a serious house cleaning overhaul. Every nook and cranny (there aren't that many of them) will get de-cluttered and cleaned this summer. That's the plan.
Pentecost Sunday was lovely, lovely, lovely. And I had a nice day on Saturday when I went to the wedding, and visited St. Athanasius for the evening service. In between the wedding and Church I was able to visit my favorite Lexington thrift store. Yeah, I know. I'm a thrift store junkie. Found a couple of skirts. I collect skirts. He he.
Vigil on Saturday night was just lovely. Two whole hours. Lytia bread for Pentecost. The slow pace was nice and it felt like home. Smelled like home. Looked like home. I miss people there. And I miss that longer vigil service on Saturday evenings. It was like a mini-retreat.
And after Church, I had a great visit with my god-daughter over a less-than-stellar dinner at Applebees, and then I drove home. It was late and I was tired. Bifocals on the road late at night are not the best. But I managed, the weather was fine and traffic was easy. Once I got on the interstate, it only took 1 hour and 5 minutes from on-ramp to off-ramp. But it took 50 minutes to get from Nicholasville to the interstate on the north side of Lex. I wish there were a short cut.
Why, I wonder, does Applebees have to throw so many spices onto their food and try to blend so many flavors together at once? Why, I wonder, do I keep eating there?
At any rate...time for some lunch, and then back to the sewing room.
Know that God is so good, lovies, so very good. May the Holy Spirit comfort you today!