Sunday, October 6, 2013

Set-Back ... Best Laid Plans

Once my broken foot healed, I really started sewing. A young military mom contacted me about sewing for Threads of Love so we met and made a stack of baby blankets and she bought fabric for the little gowns to go with them. I finished up some alterations and was looking forward to making some gowns and a few baptismal outfits when I slipped and dislocated my right shoulder. Can I say "ouch"!!! I cannot sew for the next 4-6 weeks as my right arm is in an immobilizer. I'm biding my time by reading sewing blogs, sewing books, and watching Sewing DVDs plus home renovation shows on TV. My husband had injured his neck and left shoulder at the end of July and he still cannot drive. We are depending on friends, neighbors and our faith family to get to the store, grocery shopping, doctor appointments, etc. We would be lost without them as they are indeed a blessing to us. I'm hoping to hurry up and heal because I have been asked to design and create a wedding dress. The wedding is not until August 2014 but I want to get started on the muslin and get the fit issues settled before cutting into the satin fabric and tulle overlay. The groom has asked me also to make a dress for his mother to wear to the wedding. I have lots of things to do and need to heal quickly.
Happy Sewing Everyone!!!