Yesterday was my mom's 77th birthday. She is spending the weekend with me and I've planned a surprise family dinner at a Japanese bistro for later. This is the card I made for her and she absolutely loved it. That being said, I probably won't get any sewing done.
I did manage to almost finish Butterick 5522.
I still need to hem it and fine-tune the fit. I was rather shocked when dh saw it laying on my cutting table and replied, "it looks like a choir robe!" Yikes! Not quite the look I was going for. I will say that I must find a fabulous piece of chunky jewerly before I can be photographed in it. I am noticing some drag lines near the bust but the dress is fitting me a lot better than my dressform. I can't remember if other reviewers at PR mentioned it but I think the back of this dress is huge. I'm still scratching my head over the "fitted" description of the pattern. There is nothing "fitted" about it. The sleeves are the real star of the pattern and were surprisingly easy to construct.
I did remove the back zipper and the back is vastly improved now.
On the health front, although my knee pain has been finally diagnosed as "joint effusion of moderate size" aka "water on the knee" it still hurts like Hell. I can put weight on it now but I live in a quad level house! Yikes! I have an appointment for Monday morning at 9:30 to have it drained. Don't know when I'll be able to get back to exercise and bowling. I've also go an appointment for Monday night at 7 to get the fluid drained off of my breast! Hopefully I'm on the mend.