Tomorrow is the beginning of a big sewing month.
First we need a flower girl dress for Gwen to wear in a wedding on March 14. The bride wants a black bodice with a white skirt and some little red roses as an accent color. Gwen’s prom dress from last year still fits her, so that pattern will be the starting place. This time I’ll make the top and skirt separate for maximum wiggle room.
I must also get cracking on my monochromatic mini quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap #5. The design (not my own) has been chosen and the pic above is a preview of the fabrics I’ll be using. More as things progress.
Then, as you can see in the sidebar, I have signed up for Doll Quilt Swap #6. My first quilt ever was made for DSQ #2 but I was too busy to sign up for #3-#5. I wish I had that quilt back. The photo is the most frequently viewed in my Flickr photostream and the recipient didn’t even acknowledge receiving it! I know she has it because I sent it with tracking.
The other news around here is the wacky weather. Last Thursday and Friday were fabulously warm but Saturday afternoon the temperature plunged and snow came down until it was as deep as 8 inches in some places – very rare for Memphis. All the shrubs looked like frosted cupcakes. I covered my flowers from the last post with some clear plastic and they seem to be holding up. Later this week we are expected to have highs in the 70’s. Whatever!