Saturday, November 19, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Back to Black

It's been quite a week around here.  Drama Teen got accepted into one of the special college programs she was hoping for.  So we're thinking that's made her decision on which college she's going to in the fall.  That's the fun stuff.  The not so fun stuff is that I've had lots of weird stuff at work and so has My Guy.  Unfortunately My Guy's weird stuff will bleed into next week and though we had planned to be off work all week, he'll have to go in and work at least Monday, maybe all the way till Wednesday.  All of us are majorly bummed as we had plans for the week.  But we'll figure out a new set of plans and salvage something fun for the holiday.  

My weird work stuff put me home late several nights this week, so there was not a lot of time or energy left over to spend in the sewing room.  Even so, the fabrics for two little black dress blocks did get selected.  


 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

There was enough energy to start cutting out the pieces for the first black dress.  But obviously my brain was tired as I spaced taking a picture of it before I started cutting.  But you can get a good idea of the fabric choices from the pieces waiting to be stitched.




A dress typically goes together pretty fast once I get it to this stage.  I'm hopeful this one will be ready to show off next weekend. 

There won't be much time for stitching today. My Guy and I have been drafted as debate judges for the tournament Drama Teen's school is hosting.  No one tells you at the start of this whole parent thing about all the learning opportunities you'll have.   On that note, I should go grab breakfast. Linking up this week with:

Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Oh Scrap 

16 comments:

  1. It's never fun when work interferes with sewing! Looking forward to seeing the new dresses - it's like a shopping trip every week!

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  2. You get an amazing amount done, considering you're still working and juggling family life. I look back now that I'm retired and am amazed at how much I did when the kids were still in school and sports. I certainly never considered adding quilting to the mix at that time!

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  3. I always love your posts! I also love your positive attitude. Yes, you never should underestimate all the "fun" learning opportunities and training we get with kids! Geez... kids! Have a great week. Hoping the work stuff for Your Guy tones down enough so that you can have a great holiday break.

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  4. Congrats to Drama Teen on getting accepted to the special program. Your dress is going to be another pretty one when you have time to work on it :)

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  5. oh, being a judge might be hard. Unless you're bribed with something like fabric or cookies. Now that's a debate, fabric or cookies???

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  6. Your little black dresses are going to be adorable! I had to laugh when I read what you said about the learning opportunities you get as parents! So, so true! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving week in spite of work interfering.

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  7. Congrats! to DT on getting accepted to the special college program she was hoping for. Such a challenging time!

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  8. Congratulations, DT! Looking forward to seeing your black dress. As for the parenting thing, your comment had me immediately flashing on making a covered wagon for an Oregon Trail project...only one of many such projects.

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  9. Congrats to DT, and special wishes to all of you for a coming week that is as restful and fun as it can be. Your dresses will be amazing, of that I’m sure.

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  10. With those fabrics the little black dress should be a stunner. Can't wait to see it. We don't realize when we have babies that they are never gone from you. Even if far away, your heart keeps close tabs on them. Congrats to DQ. It's the beginning of a wonderful future.

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  11. I hope all that work stuff stops interfering with important stuff like sewing! 8)

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  12. Boo, weird stuff at work! Tell DT congrats on being accepted; I remember being so relieved when that part of college planning was over.

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  13. Hope you are still able to find some time to play this week. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  14. These little dresses are looking good. How many are you making in total for the quilt?

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  15. Looking forward to seeing the little black dress. Sorry to hear about vacation interference. Bummer.

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  16. Your little dresses ALWAYS make me smile. :-)

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