23 March, 2011

Running Sideways!

These are busy days, post vacation. It's a good thing I got plenty of R&R while I was gone, I need it now. I'm playing catch-up with various classes, commitments and everyday responsibilities. Lucy Ann's Easter dress is officially crossed off the "to-do" list. We have clean clothes, the mail has been managed and there is dinner on the table every evening, no small feat while running as fast as I can to stay abreast. Plus, tasks ahead are looming large. I should sort through 752 vacation photographs and arrange at least some of them into a slide show capturing the highlights of our journey through the Panama Canal. There is a graduating class of sixteen at church that will soon be needing quilts. Quiltkeemosabe and I used to tease each other about running so fast we needed to head sideways to keep from taking off; these days I believe there's a lot of truth in that...at any rate, it's advice I'm heeding. I can't risk taking any chances, who knows where I'd land?

Life is Good!
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17 comments:

LizA. said...

Beautiful dress! That's one very lucky little girl to have such a talented grandmother! Slow down, take time to smell the roses--or whatever might be in bloom now for you. We can wait some more for those vacation pictures....

Pat said...

Oh, there are tears in my eyes at the gorgousness of that dress! Wonderful job, especially for someone traveling sideways!

Salem Stitcher said...

I'm with you my friend! Life is crazy...but still good.

Gorgeous dress!

Helen (Mimi) said...

Ohmygosh, the Easter dress is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

You are amazing...you do so much!

Thanks for sharing your work and your words.

Barb said...

What an adorable dress....looks fantastic!

Marie said...

Beauatiful smocking, are you pleating your own things now and usingsome of the designs I snet you? HOpe you can use them. Love your work!!HUgs

lindsey said...

Wow you are a busy lady! The smocking is beautiful. Sorting photos is something I never get around to...really have to discipline myself. I thought life slowed down when kids had left home but that clearly isn't so and I cant imagine where I got that impression!

JCnNC said...

Words fail me - so beautiful and what a masterpiece you have created for that little one. Take time to enjoy as you travel sideways. Judy C

Nane said...

Her dress is lovely, can't wait to see a picture her in it. Staying so busy is just a sign of a full, happy life I tell myself...

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful dress - the smocking is wonderful! blessings, marlene

Quilting Memories said...

The dress is lovely and I am sure little Lucy will be the "the grandest lady in the Easter parade!'. You looked perfectly straight when I saw you lsat week, was you really walking sideways and i missed it? Oh well, slow down and enjoy a little of spring!
Good seeing you again!

AnnieO said...

Such a beautiful little dress! Grandma has done good! You must be very pleased with how well your intricate work has turned out.

Joyce said...

The dress is beautiful. What a great way to celebrate spring.

a Matula ikrek said...

This dress is awesome! :o)

bingo~bonnie said...

Awllll what a sweet*sweet*BEAUTIFUL little dress! This is exactly the type of dress I always imagined dressing my little girls in one day.

But then after I had my babies, so many good hearted people gifted us with clothes and dresses - (both brand new and gently used) however none of them with the beautiful smocking... and with each aged size 0-3mo or 3-6mo 6-9mo 12mo even up to age 3 We have always had anywhere from a dozen to 25 dresses for church and so I just never could bring myself to purchase and pay for yet another dress... since we already had so many at home.

Maybe by the time my daughters are mothers I'll have learned how to make them and then you can bet my grandchildren will have the very best!

I also saw her slip you made. Perfect. :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Carrie P. said...

It is so sweet. I clicked on it to enlarge to see the detail. She is going to be adorable.
The slip is so sweet too.

Salem Stitcher said...

That is the sweetest little dress ever!