Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What WIP?

I've been away from Blogger for a while and am going to do a quick catch up. I visited my mother and sister in Missouri. My 92 year-old mother has returned from Louisiana sister to Missouri sister and I went to see them and hoped to be helpful in the settling. It turned out there wasn't anything to do really except help my sister choose jewelry, shoes, and fabric for an evening wrap. She is going to a MAJOR EVENT, and needs to glitter. We found sheer fabric and trim for the wrap; now she gets the fun of sewing that slippery stuff. Better her than me. We also bought jewels to glue on the straps of the sandals; apparently if you want glittery shoes three-inch spike heels are part of the package, so she's dressing up the plainer, sensible heeled pair.

I'm off tomorrow to visit a friend in the Washington area for the weekend. We've known each other since grade school and are getting together to celebrate our joint landmark birthdays. I made her this card:

Crappy zig-zag stitching, and too bad I didn't try to retouch my skaggy bangs (vanity dies hard).

My other sewing projects are gathering dust at the moment, which is frustrating. But I've enjoyed looking at what other people are up to.


The Calico Cat said...

welcome back - enjoy the visit.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Glad to hear you were off playing ... and off again for more fun. I like the birthday card to your friend. Happy Birthday to you both!

Allison Ann Aller said...

That is a great birthday card!
So...another Taurus? My birthday is soon too... ;-)

Rian said...

Happy birthday!

Great idea to jazz up sensible shoes yourself. I wouldn't have thought of it.

Granny Fran said...

Have a great visit with your friend; love that card.

Debra Spincic said...

I just saw an article about embroidering your shoes--not that I will be doing that soon (or not!). enjoy your outing!

dee said...

Oh Kay I thought of you yesterday. I got this great little book about embellishing your own shoes. It varies from the simple flip flop to the highly decorated Marie Antoinette type fancy embroidery. I'll take a pic on my blog-maybe they have it at your library. It's a neat little book.