Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birfday to me + some sewing updates

I woke up this morning to a birthday email from my sis. It really made my whole day! :D My mom and dad gave me a beautiful topaz ring (purple, of course!), and a JoAnns gift card.

My sweet hubby gave me a great camera! I think the quality of my posting pictures is going to improve greatly!

My happy birthday mood was ruined somewhat by the two-and-a-half hour commute in the snow. Grrrr.

But when I got to work, I was greeted by even more birthday wishes, so it all evens out in the end. :D

Last night I was able to finish up the frogs - I just need to make the buttons and attach them.....then the over gown is finished! Yippee!

Also, here are pics of the sleeves that I worked on over the weekend....

And, the infamous shoulder treatments - DONE! (Well, they still need to be attached to the dress) They look kind of dumb lying flat - they're curved to fit the shoulder, so they look super nice when worn - not quite so much like lumpy black slugs! I ended up doing a four-strand braid with a thread button at each cross. I think it ended up quite nice! (even though they are a bit uneven - I should have done them both at the same time! The one on the bottom is pulled tighter than the one on top - it's not terribly noticable, I hope!)