Sorry I’ve been conspicuously absent the past few months. It’s been insanely busy in my house. The latest crazy event to take over my life is my oldest son’s wedding. It’s this Saturday, and most of my free time, when I’d normally blog, has been enveloped with making my future daughter-in-law’s wedding dress. Lest you think I am an incredible seamstress, know that this is a knee-length dress (no train), and it is a simple design. I’m not allowed to show you the dress itself, but here’s a glimpse of what I’m working on.
I promise to show pictures when I’m done (and after the wedding). My mother tried to teach me to sew as a teenager, but I wasn’t particularly interested. I regretted that when my first son (coincidentally the one who is getting married) was born. I taught myself to sew so I could make him cute clothes, since the ones I really liked were expensive. It’s much easier to find cute and inexpensive boy clothes now, but 23 years ago, it was not. While I’m not an avid sewer, I am quite grateful to have developed this skill. In addition to making my own clothes and decorator items (curtains, blankets, etc.), I can sew on buttons, fix small holes in clothes, and make basic alterations. It is a big money saver and a worthwhile skill to develop.
While my mind has been filled with thoughts of a perfect wedding dress and stressing over the details of it, I am looking forward to the wedding and am quite busy with preparations, including preparing my home, because the happy couple are taking up residence in my husband’s former office. That’s the way of the world now, isn’t it? We moved away from extended family groups to nuclear families to families of all shapes, sizes, and configurations, but now many are heading back to the extended family model. Not a bad thing in my opinion. It’s nice to have family around to love and support each other.
Give a hug to those you love and send a note or call those you love who live far away. They’ll sure appreciate it!
Take care, everyone!