Thursday, May 29, 2008

Forest Green Housecoat

I made this from a vintage pattern with only minor changes. I'm not sure but vintage patterns might be easier to work with, this one at least was easy. Next time I think I'll make it in a summer weight fabric...:-)

For now this will be packed away for next winter.*sigh*

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Death to Be Mourned

Today we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valued lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn’t always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies {don’t spend more than you earn} and reliable parenting strategies {adults, not kids, are in charge}. His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with harassment for kissing a classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition!

Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot and spilled it in her lap, so she sued and was awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense’s wife Modesty died from a heart attack after learning of the death of her husband, they were buried side by side in the graveyard of Politeness, unfortunately no one knows where exactly in the graveyard they lay, tombstones couldn’t be afforded because the money went to save the trees on the other side of the fence. Common Sense and Modesty were preceded in death by his Dad, Trust, his Mom, Discretion: and his brothers, Responsibility and Reason are also no longer of this world.

He is survived by his two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still know him pass this on, if not you can give him a second death.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

WIFD - Day Five - Thursday

My outfit today is one of my favorites. Simple collared blouse with blue-on-blue floral stitching all over it and a western skirt my sister passed on to me. It is one of my favorites and I wear it often, hence the slight fading. :-)

Shoes were borrowed from my sister for the picture. Thanks, sis! ;-) They are simple brown ballet shoes with a small 1in. heel and very cute. ;-)

Later I had to change to go to work (Outdoors and not for skirts) and I must say I missed my feminine clothes. Doing a week in feminine dress is so much fun!:-)

WIFD-Day Three-Tuesday

Tuesday I wore an Eddie Bauer polo shirt that I bought in the 70% off section with a denim skirt that I made ages ago and don't think we even own the pattern anymore.:-)

It was a cleaning day so my outfit had to be very simple and very easy to work in. I paired it with my favorite around-the-house flats that I bought at Ross.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Of puppies and toys

Introducing the newest addition to our Clann. An Irish Wolfhound puppy aged just nine weeks and always into mischief. One of her favorite things to do is chase my Aussie around the living room and bite her legs or play tug-of-war with the rope toy. She thinks it is her privilege to sleep on the couch and be with the family AT-ALL-TIMES. She howls if she doesn't get her way. :-D

So, without further ado....

Sunday, May 4, 2008

WIFD - Day One - Sunday

This is the first time I've participated in the Week in Feminine Dress that the ladies on Sense and Sensibility do every once in a while. I just started a job this week so I don't think I will be able to do it every day but I will try to do it as much as possible.

Day One-

Here is a better picture of the shoes. Aren't they cute? ;-)

-Top is made from Out-of-print Simplicity 5059. It is a lightweight cotton with small woven checks in a smoky blue-gray color.

-Skirt was made by my sister,
Kyna. I don't think she used a pattern and if she did she altered it to make it shorter.

-Shoes were bought on clearance at Macy’s. They have a small heel but they are incredibly comfortable and I wish I had more opportunities to wear them.:-)

Friday, May 2, 2008