Monday, May 4, 2009

Sew what?

After a full day of doing nothing because of the rain and yuckiness, after dinner last night I started working on the mother-daughter set for one of my co-workers. Of course I can't leave a pattern the way it is, so instead of putting on rows and rows of trim, I made two rows of ruffles and added some bias tape to the pocket top. I have to say my version is way cuter; and of course I had to be a perfectionist and double fold all the sides and stuff so there wouldn't be hanging strings, but I think that's what people will pay for-that little extra that makes it special; even if I have to point it out since most people don't sew and don't know what they're looking at. As soon as I finish a few lines here, I'm going down to work on the mom version.

Two doc appointments down and one to go before surgery. Today Lou and I met with the general surgeon and made sure we knew what was going on with him. Then I had my pre-op physical which wasn't much testing but a lot of waiting around. I'll need to schedule a chest x-ray. Tomorrow we meet with the plastic surgeon and have a few questions for him, then we are good to go!

My friends and family continue to shower me with warmth and affection, and I love them for it. I imagine I will be out of commission for at least a week, or if I'm feeling okay maybe I can have Lill type my entries. Regardless, the next week and a half are going to be really interesting.

I am learning about developing a national aesthetic as Lou and I proofread Sarah's paper. Do you know what a national aesthetic is? I do- nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah! So, if you want to know, you'll have to read the paper! My father-in-law will appreciate it, as it's written in Brown (as in when he asks her to "say something in Brown").

I am so fortunate to have children who are bright, inquisitive and nice. good thing I love them so much.