Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Bride and Groom

Mr and Mrs

A new beginning...

Now I have four girls.
Aren't they adorable?

My baby....


And then there were 5

Bride's cake

Groom's cake

Now I need a vacation.

I need a mommymoon.  They can have Maui, I could stay on Kauai.....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Do the Bustle!

Who knew I could bustle?  Not me!  My soon to be daughter-in-law needed her wedding dress bustled for after the ceremony as it has a good sized train.  Her first fitting of the bustle did not go so well.  It was very warm in my house (fireplace going) and the dress is very heavy and many layers ....  After about 20 minutes of pinning, she started to sway.  We quickly spread sheets on the couch as she flopped down.  (-;  Since by that time we had the length needed, we extricated her from the dress and KellyGirl 2 came to the rescue and the remainder of the pinning, and then attaching of loops and ribbons was done on her.  I finished today.
Here she is...

I think it looks gorgeous.  More importantly, so does DIL to be!
I also finished my dress today

Phew.... Now I am going to go take a break!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Son

Today I had the pleasure of running with my son.  He is leaving for the Marines in February and is trying to get a jump start on improving his fitness.  He had done a fun run with me when he was much younger, but this is the first time we have actually just run together.  I truly enjoyed it.  I will miss him so when he leaves.  Makes my heart cry just thinking about it.

Tomorrow is my long run.  First long one since I strained my calf.  18 miles.  Wish me luck. 

Mother of the Groom Wedding Dress progress.....  It has been hanging on my body double since last week, and I think that it actually looks better after all that hanging. The poofs are less.. poofy.  I finished the bolero to cover my shoulders and I began attaching the neck pieces to the bodice today and pinned in the invisible zip to try it on...  I think it is going to be all right.  (-: 

Run when you can
Walk when you need
Crawl if you must
Just never give up!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Ok, I need some advice.  This dress is not finished.  The collar is pinned on.  There is no zipper yet, I pinned it down the back (by myself!) and it is not hemmed.


I keep looking in the mirror and thinking I look like a tree trunk.  I thick tree trunk.  The skirt gathers and poofs out... right where I poof out.  It just draws my eyes to it and that is all I can see.    I am tempted to rip the skirt of and make the fitted one.... (part of my brain says, the fitted one will magnify my waist issues, where this poofy one, well, hides them)