January 11, 2011

Here, there and all over the place.

Here in the northeastern U.S. snowstorms are the norm for this time of year and no matter how many I live through I always get a sort of thrill the day before. I suppose it is the idea of a "snow day" from school. How I loved those snow days. In my youth the CBS affiliate out of Hartford, CT would run something called "Snow Bound Theater" from 10:00-12:00 during big storms and snow days. It would usually be a Shirley Temple movie or something similar.There would be lots of skating, sledding and playing with my Barbies during those snow-bound days and I have nothing but fond memories which is probably why I still love a snow storm today.

So today I am readying myself for a snow storm although I hear other areas are going to get a hell of a lot more than we are. I guess time will tell. Hubby is beyond NOT THRILLED with the thought of snow.

My children loved snow days too. If you look up at my header you will see a snow angel. 
It was made by my son when he was small. Here he is making it.

And here is a water color I painted from this picture.
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Further news on my children.
My son will graduate along with his German Shepard "Chase" from the K-9 Police academy this week.
Miss Moll Doll has fallen in love with the sport of Roller Derby. 
I could not resist posting these vintage shots of women who paved the path.

And have you forgotten I have a wedding coming up? I am searching for the perfect dress. As the mother-of-the-groom I have to wait for other dresses to be bought (bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride) before I choose a color for mine. This is a vintage dress I saw on e-bay. I love the style and feel it would look good on me. I want something that I am comfortable in and will be easy to dance in. Chiffon is top on my list. Do any of you know of a sewing pattern similar to this?

McCall's pattern number 2162
Sorry for this crazy post. I have so many directions and things I am doing lately that I had a hard time focusing. Snooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......................


  1. Oh yes I do ! Me I have a pattern like this !
    Great minds and all...wrote about it this morning, lol. I'll send it to you if you would like. I haven't started it as of yet, and it isn't cut out..etc. Just let me know and you can borrow it or I can take it and have it copied for you and send it. Let me know.
    Love Ya,
    Elise x

  2. Just after posting this I went to your site and saw "the dress". I totally cracked up! Actually it verged on weirdness...didn't it?

    First I want to see YOU make it...I'm not quite sure if I REALLY want to sew a dress for my son's wedding. I don't want to embarrass him. I look forward to seeing your finished product.

  3. We are on our third snow day here. Love being a teacher (sometimes!)

  4. Check out Simplicity 4556. I have a vintage dress like that and I have another pattern in addition to the Simplicity which is that style but not that I can lay my hands on easily. 4556 is sitting on my desk with the fabric picked out and ready to roll.

  5. Rita, that is pretty darn close...would love to see how yours turns out. I will be on the look out for this pattern...thanks so much!


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