Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesdays With My Mom...AND Sara's new dress!

I just had to show this one first today. I wish my mom would have saved those masks. They're awesome!
Some of you have asked where I fit in, in my family. Well, I ended up being the caboose. So, my mom is expecting my brother, Steve, here.
Last Wednesday was a most unusual day. When I arrived at my mom's Home Care facility, my mom was sleeping. Sam, the caregiver (along with her husband, Roger) asked if I could run and pick up some things Mom was out of. So I ran to Walmart, Costco, home to pick up my sewing machine and then to my mom's storage unit to find her previous comforter and pillow shams. She had really been missing them.

The only problem is, that I left the nice chart that my SIL made with all the box numbers and contents listed on it at home. Stubborn me did not want to go back home again, so I thought I would just start opening boxes to find it. HUGE MISTAKE. I probably opened twenty heavy (and stacked) boxes before finally finding it.
The reason I picked up my sewing machine was so I could turn this Queen sized comforter into a twin. But Sam said, "Let's just use it as a bedspread and call it good." Thank you Sam!!! I had to laugh when I opened one of the boxes to find this book, This Too Shall Pass, staring at me. So I snapped a photo. : )
Since I didn't snap any pics of my mom last week, I thought I would include this adorable one of my sister and mom at the Zoo (from last Friday). What an angel she was to take her and push the wheelchair that day.
A couple of Summers ago we got on this Amy Butler kick over here. We finally got around to finishing up this pattern.
The only change we made was to the sleeves. For some reason Sara didn't care for those little puffy capped sleeves, so we changed them out for the ones you see here. Sara did most of the work with some assistance here and there from me. Great job, sweetie!!
Also, that Summer, Sara picked up this pattern, below, along with some Amy Butler fabric.

Here's her bag, below. I like it even better than the one shown on the pattern.

I'll leave you with something to chuckle about today. Yesterday, Sara had an eye appointment. While in the waiting room she tapped my arm and whispered in a concerned voice, "Mom, look down that hall."
Then we both cracked up when she said, "Oh yeah, I's Halloween." Silly girl! : )
Have a good one!!


Kim's Treasures said...

Love your old photos and your daughter's dress and bag!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! That would have given me pause! lol I love your beautiful banner! And Sara's new dress is adorable! She's cute!

Lorraine said...

Pretty dress and bag and way too funny about the autopsy room! Have a great day!

Darlene said...

Those masks are awesome!!! What a cute picture of your sis and mom at the zoo. I'm sure she enjoyed that outing. LOVE Sara's dress and I like her sleeves much better than the patterns also the purse is FABULOUS! GREAT job!!

MiMi said...

LOVE the purse and dress!
And that's hilarious, that Halloween sign. Poor girl! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

She did a great job on the dress and bag - very talented.

GrandmaBev said...

Love your post off all your pictures. I remember those kind of halloween masks. Beauiful pictures of your daughter. Her dress turned out beautiful. Fun decoration at the doctor's office. You need to have a sense of humor these days.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Autopsy Room, haha!

That Amy Butler dress and bag turned out just darling! Nice job Sara!

Scrap for Joy said...

I agree with Sara-the revised sleeves are great...what a cute model she is..and lets talk about those dynamite peep-toe pumps!
Love the mask picture! You girls are all very talented!!!! Hugs to you ML!

Anonymous said...

I love the photo of you all in your Halloween masks - I remember those well! Great pic of your Mom and sis too. Sara's dress and bag are sweet as can be. The pkg should be there by today/Thurs at the latest.

Tammy @ said...

That dress and bag are adorable! Great fabrics!!!

Best wishes,

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I bet your mom is so much more comfortable with her comforter! I love the photo of your sister with your mom and the hats-Adorable!

Wow, I liked Sara's dress so much better then the one on the pattern. I love the sleeves like that! Sara looks so cute in it and her purse really is wonderful!


Mimi said...

HI M.L.!!!!
Oh how cute that post was!!!! So many cute and funny things in it!!!!
Ok, first off your Mom still looks the same, I know a little older but same face!!!I like that she wanted familiar things around her, I am like that, I want things that make me smile to look at first thing in the morning especially, I have really cute Camdyn photos all over my room, makes me excited to get up!!!!! Then those darling things your daughter made, your right, talent stays in the family!!!! very cute dress and bag!!!!I laughed at that sign too!!!!
very funny!!!

Sandy Shirley said...

Mary Jo - and you always have your camera at the ready? I would never think to bring mine to the eye doctor! You never know!

Cindy said...

Great job on the dress and bag, Sara! Of course, you make it all look wonderful! Great ida about making the comforter a bedspread. I bet Mom loves it. The only concern I have is that it has to be dry cleaned, I think. Love the update!

Diana said...

Mary Lou... I remembered as a kid that I was too poor for my mother to buy a "mask" for halloween. While my mother sewed all my outfits or had me go as a gypsy... (all time default) I always envied my neighbors with the masks. Lucky you guys!

also... love, Love Sarah's dress!
Take Care!

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jenjen said...

You are such a sweet daughter. I love your Wednesdays with Mom. And that dress is beautiful! As is the bag...


Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Sara's dress and bag are beautiful. I agree with you, I like Sara's bag fabric the best.
didn't want to go in for an Autopsy huh? lol ♥

Suzanne said...

Great post -- just full of wonderful pictures and lots of love. I enjoyed how proper your sibs looked in the first picture. Sara looks beautiful in her new dress and the purse is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your love.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those masks are pretty awesome! I remember that type well!

The dress is just adorable and I enjoyed your whole post. Your a good daughter.


Holly said...

"Autopsy Room".....hahaha! That really could freak a person out.:)

The old pictures with the halloween masks are wonderful!

Adorable dress and bag by the way!

Small House said...

You're right the masks are great!!! The remind me of the old movies, something the bank robbers would wear.

Love the dress. WOW....what a wonderful seamstress you and your daughter are. Tell her the bag is adorable, and I like her sleeves better than the patterns.

Cute mom story. You take such good care of her.
Have a great day.

Mimi Sue said...

Sara did a great job on that dress! It looks so cute on her. And LOVE that bag. Great fabric and that bow is wonderful. I had a mask like that. I'll have to find the picture. That tricycle is adorable too. I'd love to have one just like it. Mimi

My name is PJ. said...

I would have stayed and searched through bins and boxes without knowing what was in them too!

Let me tell you what's unfair this week: not only can you and Sara create beautiful things, you can tweak them (the sleeves) at will!!

Always beautiful photos. I think you must carry your camera everywhere!

Creative Breathing said...

So much to catch up on! I hate missing Wednesdays! The talent of seems to be generational in your family. I love that you will whip out your sewing machine to change the size of a bedspread. Still afraid of mine in Ohio. Signed, one day I will sew something Elizabeth Have a great weekend!

Jacqueline said...

I just love those adorable masks! You are so lucky to have that picture!
I love hearing about your mom because I work with seniors every day. They are a hoot. I have a fondness for Amy Butler too...I love the Mary Jane Farmgirl designs too! I'm all tired out from running up and down stairs greeting trick or treaters...but it's worth, the fun of it all!

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