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2011 May 23
by elizabeth_admin

On the streets of NYC:  My sister wearing something I made her!!! 

As you know, Friday night, I finished Thor’s pants (well, not really, but I’ll explain that soon).  So on Saturday, because I’m an impatient person, I wanted to bring them right over for a fitting on my nephew.  My sister wasn’t at home, but Jack and I ran into her on the streets of Manhattan as we went on our way for the day’s errands.  And wouldn’t you know it, but she was wearing the necklace I made her.  I was so excited that I almost missed that Katie was wearing the dress I made her too!  If I had been wearing something I made, it would have been a totally SEWN day!  But alas, I wasn’t. 

Here’s the proof that my sister actually wears things I make for her…


I’m so pleased!  Doesn’t it look fabulous on her?!?  I love it and now want to make one for myself too.  🙂  

As for Thor’s pants, they were a little too loose in the waist and about 2.5 inches too long, so I will make those alterations and deliver them forthwith.  They looked awfully cute on him though. 

And  a bonus shot of Jack who got his haircut this Saturday.  His new look is a dramatic departure from what we have been trying to do.  Since he started school, he’s wanted to grow his hair long.  I guess most of his male classmates have longish hair.  I prefer little boys to have short hair, but it’s not my head and I appreciate that he’s his own person.  It’s been a little frustrating growing it out though, because every time we go for a trim, the barbers always cut too much off.  Annoying!  Anyway, this time, out of nowhere, Jack announced while in the barber chair, that he wanted to cut his hair short.  I thought to myself, “This can only end with crying.”  Surprisingly though, he loves his new haircut and so do I.


I didn’t sew this weekend folks.  I actually read a book instead.  I haven’t read in a long time because sewing has taken over my life.  It felt good to read again and I think I will incorporate it back into my life again.  Also, I want to be a good model for my son as a voracious reader (as I used to be).  But tonight, I’ll be back in the sewing saddle!

Happy sewing everyone.

5 Responses leave one →
  1. May 23, 2011

    Hey Elizabeth I am so in your zone!!! I have just on Friday had Alexander’s hair cut too. He refused to get it cut as he was also growing it long after 6 1/2 years of short. SO I also let him but then it is school photos today and I couldn’t let him get photographed as ‘a little hair goat’ – what I was calling him! He got it cut on Friday and it looks wonderful – longer that he usually gets but much shorter than hairy goat! Besides it’s coming to winter here (of course probably more like a New York spring – 23 deg celcius today!)
    I also make my sisters things (mostly when they don’t fit me – and I have 4 sisters) but I don’t often see them wearing it. It is disappointing because they don’t know how much time goes into it.
    Your sister’s dress looks fantastic – wish I could wear that style!

  2. May 24, 2011

    Love the dress and the necklace – your sister looks great in both! What is the dress pattern?

    Also love Jack’s new haircut – SO CUTE!

  3. Jennifer permalink
    May 26, 2011

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Love your little boys haircut – I always liked my boys when the were little to have short hair! Now that they,ve grown up ( my baby boy turned 18 yesterday!) 2 now where their hair short but the b’day boy likes his hair a little longer – until he’s told my his managers at Maccas tell him he needs a cut!
    The dress you made for you sister is lovely- lucky sister.
    Now as a voracious reader myself ( my 2 book a day habit has one become a 2 book a week habit – this going to work business has certainly cut into my reading time!)- well what did you read???

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