Today was all about swimming and sewing. Two of my favourite hot day activities. Miss 17 and I hopped in the pool shortly after 11 am because we were already hot! (38 degrees) Then I cut out a dress for Mrs 23 (Picklesticks) and started sewing. Mrs 23 is pregnant with her first child and is so very, very sick. She is usually such a productive, busy person and is very unused to being able to do nothing. So, she needs help with sewing clothes. She waited for the magical 3 month mark in the hope that her nausea would disappear, but that marker has come and gone with very little difference. For some reason it didn't occur to me to take a photo of the dress and Mrs 23 has worn it home to her house this evening! But the pattern is below. Isn't it strange how some old patterns are "vintage" and others are just old? This is an old 80's pattern. Aren't the dresses shocking? They look like they have shoulder pads in them, but they don't! (Remember power dressing?) I made the dress one size too small because it looked very baggy, and made it longer. I used a lime green/white polycotton gingham. The dress looks better than these drawings and is cool and comfortable.
Eventually our maximum hit 41 degrees. So we hit the pool a few more times! My Bradley went to the shops and whilst there bought a Pooh Bear calendar for 2008. It's very cute! It's hard to believe that in just 3 days it will be 2008. This year seems to have flown by. I am looking forward to the new year. I want to sew more clothing, more home furnishings, and more quilts. I love the calendar Bradley got because it just seems so happy! I want that to rub off onto me this year. More happiness and more fun, especially more fun with the kids. I guess those are my New Year's resolutions. More sewing and more fun. Mmm..... a little hedonistic I think, but definitely what I need at the moment.
I can't wait for January and "a happy sort of day"! Hope yours is happy too!