Long time no see! Sickness, sickness, sickness should pretty much sum up why. I'm rather over all these end of winter gremlins. Still it's been a very mild winter and these are the only illnesses we've experienced so I shouldn't complain. But when you're changing sheets in the night, you don't really see it the same way do you? But now we are all well again and Spring is here. Well it was yesterday anyway.
Yesterday I decided it was time to do a little bit of sewing again. We desperately need more pillowcases so found some rather dashing red gingham from last Christmas's table cloths and cut out a good chunk of fabric. I just couldn't do it. There was so much fabric for one little pillowcase so I cut the piece in half and started on a dress for No.4.
And it turned out rather sweet. The poor girl cheerfully put it on for a photo session before and it's really quite chilly today. Still she felt very pretty with it on and didn't mind a bit.
It's even got a petty coat skirt! So girly and twirly. And some lovely old French buttons from dear Liz. I adore these buttons so much. It's adds to the old fashioned look of the dress.
The buttons are to the side of the back bodice a bit. Not really planned that way but I rather like it. A little asymmetrical is good I'm sure.
This is a photo of Spring, yesterday. Today it doesn't look like that at all. It's all white and chilly. Yesterday I got washing dried on the line and I didn't have to wear my coat.
My sewing lessons at school are going well with 15 eager students doing a great job learning how to sew. They love the projects too.
Soon we are off to watch the big girls run in the cross country. I used to hate with a passion that time of year. Running is completely not for me. Luckily our girls are good runners, but I still feel sorry for them. No.2 didn't want to go to school today because of it. I think she was praying for rain at 6am this morning. She was not a happy girl. Still it will all be over soon. Let's hope she doesn't fall over this year and ruin her knees.
I might go and pack a picnic lunch for No.4 now. She likes her food very much and will not want to wait until after the run. Have a fun day today.
Edited to add: No.2's prayers were answered just as she was getting ready for her race. The heavens opened up and the last three races were cancelled until next Monday. It just happened that two of them were for our girls. There was a huge round of applause from all the freezing kids.