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.