07 September 2008
Adrenaline and Grace…
…that's what I'm running on right now, mostly grace!
For those of you who are wondering how the wedding sewing is going:
Eliza's flower girl dress - done (and beautiful!)
Melody's dress - done (looks so sweet on her, but needs Static-Guard)
Sussy's bridesmaid dress - done (lovely)
Bonnie's maid of honor dress - done (She danced around the room when she tried it on and didn't want to take it off so I could hem it. That felt good!)
Jessica's bridesmaid dress - done (and it looks adorable)
Judith's dress - still need to hem the lining and the skirt and add a couple of bows
Rebekah's dress - still need to mark the hem, trim it, then hem the lining and the skirt
Christy's bridesmaid dress - appliquéing the Celtic braid along the top (yes, I'm insane! Don't ever make a decision when you're dead tired to satin stitch instead of straight stitch), then need to fix the hole in the lining (from the part that got cut off because it got caught behind the appliqué - oops!), then install the zipper, sew the back skirt seam, whipstitch down the lining, mark the hem, then hem the lining and the skirt
Mandi's bridesmaid dress - install the zipper, whipstitch the lining, mark the hem, sew the hems, then complete the embroidery on the bottom of the skirt
my matron of honor dress - measure and cut the skirt, fold the pleats, attach it, the lining, and the zipper, whipstitch the lining, add the embellishment, mark and hem the lining and the skirt
I'm taking a break from Christy's appliqué to write this. I'm googly-eyed from staring at that tiny satin stitch and so thankful for non-prescription reading glasses! But I need to get back to it, soon; she's coming over tomorrow to mark the hem.
On an emotional note - as hard and exhausting as these last few weeks have been physically, the Lord is carrying me through. I should be snapping my kids' heads off, angry at everyone, and weeping all over the place from pressure and tension, but I'm not. A couple of times I've cried, but it's all physical. I'm not emotionally weepy. I have friends here and around the world who are praying for me and I so appreciate it. The Lord is too good to me!
Well, back to the sewing machine.