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Monday, August 21, 2006

6 minus 2 plus 1

2 of the tasks are off the list... (and i had very very little to do with it!)

bench.crawl
the big bug is finished her swimming lessons for the summer. she was a star. she really made a commitment to it and tried to push herself a little everyday. i am so proud of her. and even better, she is proud of herself.

happy.bday.bubbie
d's mom turned 73 on saturday. she had 16 of her brood (kids and grandkids) and 3 of her closest friends over to our place for a swim, bbq, and cake (perfect perfect cake - have i mentioned my sister-in-law is a pastry chef? we are soooo lucky!) we did miss the 5 grandkids who couldn't join us but were happy to be with those who could.

so with 4 tasks remaining, i didn't do any of them, but instead was asked very sweetly to finish a skirt i started so long ago. how could i refuse? she has worn it for the last 2 days so i guess it came out ok! it was originally inspired by this, which credited a 3peas tutorial which now i can not place (help?)... it is a great and easy pattern and i would encourage anyone looking to make a peasant skirt to try it (not you of course karen!) i'm thinking corduroy next?

she really didn't want to stand still for her picture
fall.forward


man, will that bedsheet never run out??

8 comments:

stephanie said...

wonderful family photo! love the skirt. i have got to get going on making some school clothes (tiered skirts among them). is that just bias trim between the layers or ribbon sewn on after?

amy h said...

I love the skirt! I had bookmarked that tiered skirt tutorial, and now I'm getting a 404 on it...

Tracy said...

thanks!

steph - i sewed the ribbon on at the end. it needed a little something extra. we are getting into back-to-school clothes groove down here...

amy - seems that 3peas has stopped blogging , but still is on flickr...

molly said...

here's a link to a blog that is posting a copy of 3peas tutorial:
http://www.kukyideas.com/journal/2006/07/tiered-skirt-tutorial.html

I LOVE the skirt. putting it on the list....

molly said...

alright, that link was too long.
here it is again:

http://tinyurl.com/kvh87

Alicia A. said...

The skirt is adorable. She looks so cute! (I thought that b/w fabric was familiar.)

melissa f. said...

i'm lovin' all the family resemblence... it would be very very hard to leave l.a. if we had all those faces around.

well done skirt!

hannah said...

swimming lessons and skirts completed? excellent progress on the list! i love all the family abounding at your house and wish wish wish i had a family member that was a pastry chef...