Oops! I missed check-in on Sunday. I forgot all about it until Monday night. Then I decided I’d just wait until today.
Dress Making 101
Daughter #1 is making a 60s style sheath dress. I spent all afternoon guiding her through the pattern. Pinning, ironing, marking, and sewing.
The thing about teaching a kid to sew is like teaching them anything. It’s easier (and quicker) to do it yourself. But then the wee ones don’t learning anything. So I teach. I show her how to do the step, then I’d step back and let her do it. Some times I cover my eyes or walk away because I can’t watch. This dress has something called French Darts. I’ve never seen one much less attempted one. Today was a first for both of us. I don’t think I would have attempted it without first watching a Youtube video.
Thankfully, Daughter #1 is meticulous and careful. She doesn’t rush ahead in wild abandon. I hope to have it finished tomorrow. I’ll share pictures when she finishes. Then I have Halloween costumes to start and today I was thinking I need new curtains. Yikes! I must be crazy.
Red highlights were a total failure.
Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.
Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. Really, no surprise there. I hate them.
I haven’t sent anything new out.
Read 4 books a month.
Done! I finished Sharpe Edge by Lisa B. Thomas, Mardi Gras in Mobile by L.Craig Roberts, and Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton
- Write two posts a week, not related to Row80. Not this week.
- Stay on top of Critique group. Yes! I have two critiqued with 3 to go.
- Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest.
- Edit/revise “Mermaid”
Not yet. I think after next Monday I should have time for this.
- Edit/revise “Monster” Waiting on critiques.
- Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water. Not yet
- Teach my girls how to make a dress
- Teach them to properly wash clothes
We had a wild time sorting clothes and washing “dress” clothes. That was fun. I think the cat enjoyed it more than anyone.
- Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help. Working on it. They each have made one meal. Just not by themselves. They are still learning. #1 made wonderful biscuits. #2 made great cornbread.
- Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff. I am close to marking this one off. This is what I’ve done all week. I have most supplies, textbooks, and ordered uniforms.
I’m tired just reading my list. In two weeks #2 daughter will swim in City Meet. A county wide swim meet. It’s huge and lasts for two long days. She loves it. I tolerate it. I enjoy watching her swim, but it’s a bit long.
How did you do this week?