Some of you may know that we live in an old farm house. We have s-l-o-w-l-y been renovating it for over twenty years.
Shortly after M was born the tiles in the shower of our only bathroom started falling off the wall. We had made plans to put two bathrooms upstairs so we decided not to spend the time to fix the bathroom that was to be torn out and turned into our mudroom.
Well, M is now 16. And we still have no bathrooms upstairs. We are still not using the shower in the downstairs bath. Sixteen years of baths. The sink has started leaking into the basement. So it goes.
Now is the time. We are putting in the upstairs bathrooms. We have adjusted the plans and are getting ready to make some progress.
The flooring in the upstairs bath areas was removed years ago and used to repair the floors in the other rooms of the house. The next step is to remove the temporary plastic ceiling that has been in my sewing room for 18 years so that the plumbing can be installed. There will be lots of dust and debris.
SO yesterday was spent cleaning in the sewing room so that everything does not get buried in debris. I am starting at the construction end of the room and going through everything. I found many piles of vintage patterns that I have picked up at sales. In sorting them to file them by size and style I found that I am TOTALLY prepared in the doll clothes department.
Any size doll and any style of dress. I now have half a copy box of doll dress patterns... It's a sickness.
Have any of you ever seen a looping needle? Well here it is! After looking at the directions it appears that someone has developed a really complicated way to crochet. I could be wrong but really, that is how it looks. If all of my crochet hooks break or get lost I am ready and even have 22 EXCITING patterns to make! This is just one of the many strange and quirky sewing/crafting items I have accumulated.
I found this partially made smocked dress. It is a size four. If I hurry P might be able to wear it. I didn't check to see if all of the pieces are there.
I think it may be too late for this one. It is a much smaller size but I really like the fabric. Someone even started the smocking.
Do you think these hat designs will be coming back? Bow ties might already be back in. Didn't Martha demonstrate how to make them on her show recently? Those rick rack flowers are pretty special -that is an idea I think I can use.
I am telling you. It is a jungle in here. Look what else I found. Yes, I wore that on my head when I got married. It looked a bit fresher then.
I had better get back to work. That ceiling is coming down on Friday!
I wonder what treasures I'll find today.