Monday, April 2, 2012

Bluebird of Happiness

I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
~  Robert Le Gallienne

     I have made my 2 little songbird dresses without a little girl to try them on, so I am holding my breath in hopes that they will fit Katelyn and Sarah.  I had a dilemma with this dress, which is made from Children's Corner Louise, because I thought it needed a little something extra.  I did not have enough of the pink polka dot to make a sash, which would have been my first choice.  I just barely squeaked out enough piping for the armholes and neckline.  So I added a monogram using the last of my polka dot. I am still on the fence, I may like the simplicity of the dress without the monogram...but oh well,  Sarah is certainly going to know what letter her first name begins with! 
     And I really am going to start my paperwork, some sewing chores, and house cleaning later today...honest


  1. Be careful! I intended to take one day off, and ended up taking a MONTH!!! But I could not have written another word in the mess I looked at every day. Now I feel like I'm on a writing retreat in my newly organized house, complete with new shelves, a place for everything, and a cleared off desk. Will wonders never cease? I'll let you know when I get back to my writing :-) The bluebird dress is wonderful. I want one just like it. And the poem---exactly why I can't get my work done.

    1. Debbie, my house is a total wreck. I can even step back and look at the situation and tell you why, but can't seem to get going. Tomorrow is another day...