Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Back in the saddle

So where have I been?  Not very far away.  In the middle of Nov. I totally racked my knee playing volleyball.  I couldn't drive for 6 weeks, then I had 4 weeks of very painful physical therapy.  I know it is less evasive and all, but at least when you have surgery they give you drugs and are kind and careful of you.  Not so with P.T.  They set out to make you HURT! and do it again and again.  I have never breathed so hard in my whole life!!  So my sewing for a few months was bare bones.  I got Christmas dresses done only because I had planned ahead and had them mostly done before I got hurt.  Then it took me the next 4 weeks to make the jammies.  But I got it done(Did I mention my husband had to go to Italy two weeks before Christmas at this time.?  I couldn't drive and I was suppose to go with him, but I didn't because my knee was non-functional.)  
But I jumped right back into things as soon as I could and now I am in the thick of sewing for the upcoming summer.  I am really very excited for it all!  (really, I just want school to be over with so I can sleep in)

So here are the Christmas dresses.  They wanted to be all matchy-matchy.  So they picked out a pattern and I went to three different Joann's to get enough material.  I love crushed penne.  I did give them different ties.  And I had enough to make me one too.  I did use a different pattern for mine and I love the style.  I think I will make me another with something brighter for summer.

My plan is to be more diligent with putting up pictures and putting in a few pattern reviews, because I love ready others pattern reviews.  I have found several new patterns I want to try from others blogs.  But here are the girls in their Christmas dresses and I will go from there.

As you can see we had no snow.  The girls were really worried they wouldn't get to go skiing this season.  But we got lots later and they went up several times.  Even Erica got to go a couple of times and she loves going FAST!!   But she didn't love standing for any of these photos.  She just wanted to run around outside.
Stay tuned for more.