May. 31st, 2008 09:05 am
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 Life has been running away with me lately, so the only sewing I have been doing is the hand work on the Archery gown.  I've managed to get all the binding on the upper sleeves stitched down, but still have to apply trim to the lower sleeve.  Once I get that done, I'll re-work the vandyke on the hem.  Perhaps I'll get it finished this week.  Slow and steady.....

School is out for E on Wed. June 4, so I have been spending a lot of time in the class.  I'm really going to miss her teacher, and this group of kids and parents.  We've had a wonderful year.  She, however, is very excited about summer.  She will be going to camp for 2 weeks in July with her bestest friend.  

Marshmallow, the ironic black bunny, has been sick.  Again.  It's the new antibiotics.  His vet has never run into such a sensitive rabbit, so he is posting to a vet board to see if he can find some answers.  We love Dr.P.  He always takes time to call and see how things are going.
This rabbit has been more trouble!  But whatcha gonna do?  E loves the bunny.

Now, back to life.  We're off to a play date with before mentioned best friend.
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We'll start with the sewing stuff, and go from there.

Despite life being rediculously stressful this week, I was able to get the toil of the Archery Dress finished.  Sadly I don't have pics yet.  Gemma is still languishing in the trunk of my car, along with my sewing box, pattern, fabric, and pretty much everything I need to work on it.  Oh, and she's wearing the toil.  Hopefully, Ill be able to get those up soon. 
I now have all my fabric, and some thin black velvet ribbon to speed up the trim making process.  I plan on pulling everything out today and getting started tomorrow. 

Onward )
Now for more fun news.

Friday, we went with E's class to the beach.  We here in Northern Ca. are very lucky to have such a wonderful coast line.  From our little part of the world, the coast is a little less than an hour away.  Unlike much of Southern Ca., Our cost is rugged and rocky.  It can be very dangerous, but when treated with respect, it is an amazing place to visit.  
We are blessed with an abundance of tide pools where one can find the most amazing creaures.  As a child, my family spent countless days, gathering sea weed, and playing in the pools.  I was excited to take E, and show her the things that fascinated me when I was her age.   (We had not taken her before, because the beaches my parents took me as a child are just to dangerous for E.  She would never be able to scramble down the cliffs as we did.)
We were up at 5:30, to get ready and take Marshmallow to my sisters house to be bunny sat.  Then off to school to catch the bus.  The ride was not as bad as I had anticipated, thank God.
We had so much fun.  E loved looking for sea weed, as this is one of her favorite foods.  We saw so many great creachers, and managed to remain relatively dry.  
Here are just a few of the things we saw. (the batteries in my camera crapped out while we were pretty far out, and i was not going back to the beach the replace them)

That's about it for now.  Sorry this post wound up being so long
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Lots of news to report, but am too tired to do it.  Life has been too stressed lately.
Sewing progress with pics of the completed Archer gown mock up to come soon.
Also, news of Marshmallow, the ironic black bunny.
Now, It's off to package 20 little bags of grapes to take on our field trip to the beach tomorrow.
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I'm still feeling crappy, and tired to boot.  It's ridiculously hard to sleep when there is something tickling your throat all night.  But I'm sick to death of watching the election coverage and blogging doesn't take much energy.  So here I am.
In sewing news, not much to report.  I was able to muster up the energy to turn my skirt drape for the Archery gown into a paper pattern.  Tonight I will cut and sew, so should have progress pics tomorrow.  The project is due on the 22nd, so I have to work on it a little each day!  I think the most time consuming thing will be the trim, isn't always.  I now have all the materials and supplies I need, so once it's all fitted and approved, I can start cutting.  I should probably work on getting the trim made so when it comes time to putting it on, I'll be ready.  I should be able to start that on Wednesday.
This morning, I took Marshmallow, the ironic black bunny to the vet.  He has been sneezing quite a bit and we wanted to be sure he is ok.  He has a slight sinus infection, so now I have to give him antibiotics twice a day for 14 days.  This should be an adventure!  Thank goodness, we have a good vet.  He told me he could swab his nose and run tests to see exactly what was causing the infection, but they are very expensive and really not worth it, so why bother?  Now we just need to watch him to make sure the sneezing starts to get less frequent, and be sure he doesn't develop any new symptoms.

New Arrival

Mar. 2nd, 2008 09:31 pm
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I have done no sewing since the last post.  However, I do have a good reason.  We have a new addition to our household.  Not a baby!  At least, not a human baby.
A few weeks ago, E's teacher brought a bunny to school.  (See where I'm headed?)  Of course she fell in love with it, and wanted one of her own.  We have not had a pet since our cat passed 5 years ago,  and I still am not ready for a new one.  So, we thought about it for a while.  Did all the research, and decided that she could have one.  We spent the weekend looking for just the right bunny, and here he is.

Meet Marshmallow!  Yes, i know, marshmallows are white and he is very clearly black.  E told me she wanted to be ironic.  Her words, not mine.  He is a baby Holland Lop, very sweet natured and not at all skittish.  He is to be a house bunny of course, so I see many days of bunny proofing ahead.  We plan on getting him a dog pen, you know th kind that are just walls, no floor,  and setting up a bigger space for him to live and play in.  But right now, he is just getting to know us, and we must conquer box training!


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