Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Miriam's Week of Feminine Dress - Day 1

My day began rather late, actually. Daddy left for work early and I forgot to set my alarm clock. I think it was around 7:45 am when I got up. By the way, that's late for me. The rest of the house didn't wake up for a while, so I got some coffee and read a book until the others got up.
I wore a matching outfit I got on sale at Goody's last summer. A light summer skirt and matching top, and of course in my favorite color.
After having a late breakfast, Mother started cutting out fabric for culottes. She showed me how to sew them together (quite easy!) and I got to work. It didn't take me long to mess it up and so I pulled out the seam ripper and fixed my mistake. I got my culottes done all except for hemming the legs and sewing the elastic in the waist. I started to work my sister's pair. I was doing pretty good until, yes, I messed up again. This time it took a little longer to fix. By this time, it was late afternoon and I decided to leave the sewing for awhile.

My wonderful Mother made some green salad and we had that and leftover spinach quiche for supper. My brother Joel and his girlfriend Racheal came over to eat with us. After supper, Joel, Racheal and some of the kids went down to our pathetic excuse for a creek. =) Joel decided he wanted to chop down a unwanted pine tree, so he got busy. There's something about showing off for girls (one in particular). Daddy wanted to make some homemade ice cream, so Mother and I mixed up the "cream" part while Joel went to get some "ice". Anna, we made coffee ice cream and it was soooo good! =) Mmmm... I won't comment on how late it kept me up, though. ;)

I didn't get many pictures, but I'm hoping to get more on the rest of the days. I mostly sewed today, though. I'm excited about doing this for the rest of the week.


Anna Naomi said...

Your outfit is very pretty! I think I've seen Esther wear that skirt before. =)

Great job on your sewing! I know how mess-ups go. The stitch ripper is my best friend! ;-) I use it on pretty much everything I make.

Coffee ice cream? Why ruin good homemade ice cream with that flavor? Please know that I'm joking! =) I'm glad you enjoyed it - though I probably wouldn't have.

Maria Pauline said...

How fun! It's neat to read about your day. :)

Elijah Lofgren said...

Hi Miriam,

Thanks for posting the pictures and sharing about your day!!!!

> I think it was around 7:45 am when I got up. By the way, that's late for me.

You mean I beat you? I've been getting up at 5:30am the past 2 days. Oh, and the time-zone make's it even better. That would be 4:30am your time. :) ;)

Have a good evening,


Amanda Grace said...

It's so neat to see both you girls doing a week of feminine dress! Thank you for sharing your day with us! I'm looking forward to the rest of the week. :-)


Beckett said...

The seam ripper is the most essential tool in my sewing kit, so of course I always misplace it and have to hunt for it far and wide. (It doesn't help that my dog loves to hide it!) I'm thinking about making a little craft apron to keep it close at hand when I sew.