Tuesday, May 25, 2010
dress and garden almost complete
Yesterday one of my goals to accomplish was to put this skirt (on the left) onto this bodice (on the right). Well, I stayed up late and did not accomplish that goal, but I did finish it this morning! HOORAY! I started this dress months ago and put off finishing it to get my kids outfitted for Civil War events. But, this weekend is the Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn Civil War Days and I needed to finish this dress. Tonight I will add the rest of the hook and eyes for the dogleg closure in front. I am so excited! Then I heard about the weather - cold and rainy for Saturday. Maybe I won't be wearing this dress . . .
But on a sunnier note, I just came in the house from planting my garden. Yep, I finally got around to it. I don't feel all that bad about being so late though because with snow again yesterday, that soil can't be too warm! I figure those seeds did just as much growing in the packages in my laundry room as the seeds my fellow neighborhood gardeners' planted in the soil a month ago! I planted the peas, the beets (I adore pickled beets), the tomatoes, and the cucumbers. I will wait another week or so before I put the corn and squash in - just in case we have another crazy weather weekend!
I worked so hard my back is aching and my mouth is watering with pickled beets on my mind. I think I will go open up a jar!