Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving and My Nutty Family


Yes, this would be cranberry sauce from the can.
We have to get the kind that is organic, without corn syrup or food dyes. But yes, it HAS to still be in the shape of the can in order for India to think it is truly Thanksgiving.

Whatever!


And this, this is my mother. Yep! She is the one who is very demanding about pictures.
However, when I tried to take her picture during the weekend, this is what I got.



This is my cute mother. She made faces every time I tried to take her picture!
And then there is my Daddy.....
NOW I know where India gets it from.


And then there was Ahnalin. Oh yeah, you can see her neck now.
Yeah, I cut her hair the other day. I won't go into the whole nightmare, but after certain
notes came home from school stating that the entire Kindergarten class had been exposed to lice uh...some highly contagious stuff, and Ahnalin reacted really badly to the shampoo, I couldn't take it any more and I cut her hair. Myself. It is crooked. Really, really crooked!!!!




This was her hair before I cut it. The nasty shampoo had turned her scalp into a dry, scaly mess and her hair was brittle like straw. I was so sad to do it but knew that if I did not do it when I made the decision, I never would get up the courage to do it.
This was the "after".  My Mother-in-law and I cut it a few days before Thanksgiving, but Ahnalin has taken a few minutes every day since then to tell me how much she hates her haircut.

So, the picture up a ways is the view I got each time she pouted.
Here are the girls playing one of the many hundreds of games of "Candyland" that took place this weekend. You see, I told India that since I was working on her Queen Katharine costume for the Madrigal dinner, she had to keep her sister occupied. To Ahnalin, "occupied" translated to "Dida has to do whatever I say."  HAHA!!! I stayed out of it!

This is just proof that I really was there.
I think Ahnalin took this picture while I was cooking something.

I started on India's gown and realized that I needed to get pics of the process. India, in true India fashion, decided to be goofy.

This is the front of the bodice of the dress.

I am using Simplicity 2589 and Simplicity 2621. So far I am not loving the instructions.
I prefer to hide the seams inside the lining, but for whatever reason, this pattern does it differently. Because I have to have the whole thing done by Wednesday, I decided to just follow the pattern and realize that no one will publicly humiliate me because the seams are visible in the bodice.
Yes, the seams are finished, but I can see them!!!! I don''t like that!!
The boning is all done, and now I need Don to hammer in the grommets on the back opening. The skirt pieces are almost ready for me to attach to the bodice. I still have to make the sleeves and attach those.
I am still scrounging for fabrics to do the sleeves and underskirt. Even with using bargain fabrics and remnants, this costume is costing me wayyyyyyyyyyy more
than I am used to spending on any one outfit.
I will post more pics as I sew.


So, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had so much fun. I am so blessed to be with my loving, nutty and generous family.
I pray you had a great Thanksgiving as well.

Stay tuned for more pics of the Queen Katharine costume over the next few days.

Sivje

9 comments:

Tabitha said...

Next time try mayo-real mayo for the uh hair issue lol.....I can't wait to see the dress and it looks like you had a fabu time on turkey day...

seamsgreat said...

I use Denorex shampoo on my DD followed by a leave in conditioner or Bio Silk conditioner.

April said...

Can't wait to see that dress all finished!

joanne lendaro said...

It's so much fun reading your post!! Sorry about the lice, ugh!! Glad those days are over for me. Haircut looks cute! Can't wait to see the dress! Tell mom we all in blogland said "SMILE, you georgous woman!!".

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Karen Platner said...

Hey Sivje- thanks for the comment on my blog...I am still trying to figure out how to comment back....hmmm. Do you still need fabric for India's dress? I know you are getting down to the wire but e-mail me if you do...and I'll look through my stash. Also, I just added your blog on my bloglist, sorry I have not gotten to it sooner. Happy sewing!
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cre8tivecrys said...

Sounds like you were busy for the holiday! Sorry about the lice....been there and it stunk!

Frecklehead said...

It's okay about the seams showing, it's historical. Don't let anyone give you any guff about it. I sew historical clothes often, and they are made like that so you can let them out/take them in easier. Nice job, can't wait to see the dress!

Frecklehead said...

It's okay about the seams showing, it's historical. Don't let anyone give you any guff about it. I sew historical clothes often, and they are made like that so you can let them out/take them in easier. Nice job, can't wait to see the dress!