Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sound off Saturday

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.


  1. Wow...what a beautiful card. Love your sewing creations too. :)

  2. The sleeves on your dress are really nice!

    Your lucky mom to have such a creative daughter who can make such beautiful cards! Hold on to every moment you have with your mom.

    I am thinking of you and hoping that your health problems will soon go away.

  3. The card is truly beautiful, I can see why your mom loved it! I really like the sleeves on that dress and can't wait to see it on you...some men can never conceptualize how an item will look on the individual, my husband included! We just have to keep their comments at bay until they finally see it on us!

    I sure hope you're on the mend too...I'm praying for you to get better soon!

  4. I hope you are feeling better soon! Be good to yourself, take it easy, okay!

    When I saw the picture of the dress I went wow! I like the interpretation in brown & cream and I don't think it looks like a choir robe at all...maybe if it was a little longer and had a funky neckline! *smile* You are definitely right about the jewelry tho' Can't wait to see you modeling this one!

    Have a great weekend with your Mom...and that's great birthday card!

  5. Hope you recovery quickly!

    Very nice dress, and card... the card is fabulous and I can see why your mom liked it so much.

  6. What a beautiful card - a very happy birthday to your Mom! I think the dress looks wonderful, I love those sleeves. Looking forward to seeing you wearing it, it's going to look fab!

  7. Feel better soon! The sleeves look fantastic. Your sewing is very precise and it shows!

  8. Great job with that dress - he will have a different opinion when he sees how glamorous it is on you. Will be sending you good thoughts Monday. Take care.

  9. I love the sleeves on that dress. I'm sure it looks fabulous on. Feel better soon!

  10. You did a beautiful job on that card. I know she'll love it. Your dress looks fabulous!!! I really like it in the cream and brown.

    I hope you are feeling better soon. Remember to slow down, relax and take it easy. It's okay to just rest sometimes. I'm trying to learn that this year.

  11. Hope you feel better soon!

    Love the dress in this color!

    The card is beautiful.

  12. Hang in there!I'm sure you'll be back to your old self soon.