Apr 8 2012

…to the easter parade…

Okay, okay…so there’s no Easter Parade…and I’m not wearing a bonnet…and there’s no sonnet being written…(but I really wanted to quote something from Bing Crosby’s Easter Parade song.) BUT…it is Easter, and I made this dress especially for today (although I will be wearing it a lot this summer, I’m sure).
This is probably the most success I’ve had with sewing without a pattern. I reeaaaallly spent my time on this one. I did all french seams, the dress is fully lined and the hem is the nicest hem I have *ever* done (and it should be…it took me 4 hours!)
I drew up the dress about a month and a half ago and finished it within probably 2 weeks (although the total hours in the dress are more like 16 from drawing it to final press).
This weekend has been GLORIOUS weather. We have had the latest most miserable spring so far…and then this weekend it all changed. Things are only starting to bloom now. Yesterday we spent all day outside and today took a little stroll down by the library where they have planted a ton of beautiful cherry blossom trees. I feel giddy just looking outside. It’s amazing.


Mar 15 2010

An Epic Battle

It seems to me that there is a battle going on in the weather system.  Perhaps this happens every year–in fact, I’m sure it does.  Every year, Winter wants desperately to hold on to territory that just doesn’t belong to it.  But this year Spring had a plan–and that was to attack early.  I really think it caught Winter off guard.  Everything is in bloom, and the “first day of spring” hasn’t even come yet.  This is most exciting, as Winter really did a poor job of ruling.  Popular opinions of The Winter Season were quite low, at a mere 18% approval rate.  This coming weekend Spring officially has the right to take over the Season.  I’m hoping that Winter doesn’t try to make a comeback.

This weekend Dave & I decided to check out the new art gallery/museum in downtown Abbotsford called “The Reach”.  After being in museum after museum in Europe, I was skeptical to what might be in my little town of Abbotsford.  But I was pleasantly surprised.  Despite being small, there were high quality displays in a building that feels like, well, a real art gallery.
Afterwards I took a plethora of photographs of the AMAZING cherry blossom trees that are in full bloom outside of the art gallery, and then we walked across the park to the Library to get books to satisfy our geeky needs.  (Dave took out a book called “The Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency” a book about farming your own food, ect.  I got a book about Celtic Myths, and another about Europe in the dark ages after the fall of the Roman Empire from 400-1000AD)
Even with the time change this weekend, much fun was had by all.

I am desperately awaiting Spring’s official arrival.  All this teasing is too much.  We must have nice weather.  Must.