I have been busy so I haven’t actually sewn anything since the beginning of June (where has the time gone??!) and also it is a sauna in my sewing room so I try to avoid it if I can. I do have an exciting thing to tell you. In our church bulletin today there was a snippet that said Dresses for Missions has recently been recognized for their outstanding contribution in the Missions program for a large University. I’m not sure if it was the Dresses for Missions organization as a whole, or my group specifically. Either way, it’s good to hear.
This was the last one that I’ve actually sewn on my own. I finished this on June 5th. I did do some sewing, just not on my own stuff.
This is why I haven’t done anymore of my own sewing. I was asked if I could finish off a few dresses with the trim, etc. I agreed, but didn’t realize how many I was being handed. You can’t tell, but in this pile is 13 dresses. Yep. 13. And I only had a week to get it all done. Needless to say, I didn’t have time to add lace or anything fancy to them 😦
Okay, so I forgot to take a picture of the second group of dresses that I had to work on. Instead I had to post a picture of Chester laying on the futon in my sewing room.
The second group consisted of 10 dresses and this time I was given three weeks to get them done. With everything else that I had going on I definitely needed the extra time!
I haven’t done any sewing since then. I’ve just been so busy! It seems like just as one obligation is finished, another one pops up. But it’s okay because I want to show you what Jay made me for my birthday….
I wanted something a little sturdier to set up my serger when I need to use it. I didn’t have a lot of room in which to put something, though. So I gave Jay the measurements that I wanted and he built it for me! It’s not overly big, but it suits my needs perfectly.
He made the top by slanting the boards at a fancy angle.
And then added a decorative border that he said reminded him of me playing in the dirt. lol
I have already set it up and it’s perfect. Everything is within reach and it has helped to free up the table on the right on which I cut my fabric. I am so tickled about this table. It was definitely a great birthday present!