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Thursday, July 18, 2019

It’s Thursday already?

This summer is flying by! It seems like I just did a blog post but it was over a week ago. I can’t even say I was busy. I was at the lake until Tuesday morning when I came home. I have been busy, busy, busy since I got home though. A doctors appointment yesterday and another today. I managed to sit at my sewing machine and sew a dress yesterday! That’s my third one in the last couple of weeks. Considering I haven’t been able to sit at my machine for several years I’m counting this as a win! It makes me happy.

Here are the three dresses I’ve made. Granted, they don’t look like much hanging on the hangers, but my goodness they are comfortable!

This is a close-up of the fabric of the above dress.

Dress number two.

And the fabric.

Well hello there! I have dress number three on today. Please excuse Chloe‘s toys. Usually that cord is hidden behind the mirror but I had to move the mirror to get some light.
And this dress close up.

I also finished a baby blanket...

a sweater, two pair of socks and a hat. All have been shipped off to London. Alex‘s girlfriend Tara’s, sister and her husband had a baby boy last week. I wanted to get this sent off right away so the sweater would still fit him when it arrives. I have no idea how long it will take a package to clear customs there.

I found these sweet book markers yesterday at Hobby Lobby. They are the kind that are magnetic and go over the top of the page.

I ended up cutting them in half and putting them on my rolling cart where I keep my craft supplies. They make me smile to look at them.

They are very inexpensive so I don’t feel too bad about cutting them in half. I can always get another set to use as book markers if I would like to.

There isn’t a lot else happening. Life goes on as it does. My injection is starting to wear off so I’m scheduled for another one on the 29th.  I do hope they continue to work as well as this first one has.

Wishing you all a lovely week and I hope you are enjoying your summer...or winter time down under.

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”  Colossians 3:13

Blessings,
Betsy

21 comments:

  1. Well that's a first! I've never seen a dress look better on a person than it does on the hanger. At least none of mine. You look great!!!!

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  2. Nice dresses Betsy! I've not seen in awhile. Like the llamas towels. I'd bought a llama hand towel for part a baby shower gift. Enjoy your week and praying your back keeps getting better. Hugs my friend!💜🌷

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  3. Bravo on the dresses, Betsy! You look gorgeous in the one you're modeling, thanks for showing in on you. I'm glad you get to sew again. What a wonderful gift you've made for the new baby boy, you really are quite amazing. It would take me 2 years to make all those things. Thanks for the nice comment on my sailing post. Apparently my post is boring to most people as my usual commenters have abandoned me. :-( Oh well! Have a lovely week ahead and weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Your dresses are lovely, especially the blue one you are wearing.

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  5. Oh I love the long blue dress Betsy! Hooray for you!!!! That new baby boy is so lucky. !!!

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  6. Perfect dresses for summer! I love wearing dresses but for some reason I haven't worn them much since I retired. My wardrobe is very casual anymore. Thrilled to hear your back responded so well o the injection.

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  7. I love your dresses and your knitted baby items. You did a great job!

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  8. My goodness. You've accomplished so much. I'm all about comfort when it comes to clothes. Never learned to sew though my mom had a machine and sewed things for us when we were little. The baby boy set is just adorable. Nice to know you've been having good days.

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  9. The dresses are perfect for the hot days of summer; nice that you made them for yourself--you are very good about making for others all the time! Those bookmarks are so cute on your work station!!! Great idea! Sweet baby knitting going on, too!

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  10. Love your dresses Betsy - the blue one looks fabulous on you and all the fabrics are just so pretty. Glad you were able to sit and sew them. Even though we are bogged down with this stinking heat wave, the summer seems to be flying by. I can't believe it is almost the end of July already! Hoping you have a fabulous weekend.

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  11. Your dresses look comfy and beautiful, as does all of your knitting. What a great idea for those bookmarks, also. I hope your weekend is a blessed one.
    HUGS

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  12. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the three dresses, and the fabric you used. The dress looks really good on you. Dresses are much cooler these hot summer days than shorts or jeans. I would love know the pattern number, if you don't mind sharing it. Thank you Betsy

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  13. Dear Betsy, you continue to inspire me!!! Thanks for so cleverly modeling your beautiful new blue dress and waving to us 😃The baby gifts are wonderful! A few weeks ago I sent a package to the UK and I was surprised it arrived in five days. I hope your package will arrive promptly, too. Your cart looks great with the bookmarks decorating it! Praying for blessing including good health for you and yours xx

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  14. Usually the injections work better with each one, they sort of build on each other and hopefully don't wear off as soon. Hugs to you Betsy, you look beautiful in that new dress.

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  15. I am thrilled that the injection worked and that you are getting another one. Long may the pain free period last. I loved the dresses and it was a delight to actually see you in one. The fabrics are beautiful, really summery. The baby gifts are adorable. Take care.

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  16. Your dresses are beautiful! I will have to get some of those mumus out that I bought in Hawaii! Your looks cool and comfortable! What a lovely gift to send out for a special baby! Stay cool!

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  17. Oh, your dresses are so beautiful! You do an amazing job on everything you create, sweet friend. The baby blanket is adorable, and those baby clothes you sent to London are just precious. I am so sorry to know that your injection relief is wearing off, but so grateful you can soon get another one. It is wonderful to know you are able to do things that you haven't been able to. God is so good! May He continue to bless you and reward you for the dear blessing you are to me and so many others. Much love to you today!

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  18. Your dresses look great! My Mum is making my niece a dress or two, it's just a case of getting my niece to choose a material she likes.

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  19. I love your new dresses and don't you look pretty. One of these day I'll have to try making my clothes again. There was a time when I made everything I wore and even sewed for others. That was a very long time ago, at least 45 years. I've looked at patterns and they are so expensive. When I sewed it was cheaper to make your own clothes than buy them, I'm not sure that is true anymore. If you find a pattern that is versatile and fits well, then you can use it over and over.
    Your dresses are not only pretty but then do look marvelously comfortable and ladylike . . . I like that :)

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  20. Your dress pattern is super cute and perfect for warm weather and to think you can add sleeves is even better! xo Roxy

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  21. I have that same pattern!! And oh my goodness, the fabric you used for the second dress – the blue background with wite daisies –I have that same fabric! But I'm using it for a sewing craft, not a dress. That dress looks wonderful on you, Betsy! The baby blanket and outfit are so darling, such a pretty blue hue! ♥

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