Sunday, January 28, 2007

We’ve got the dress!!!! We’ll post a picture on the night of the prom, but here’s a peak at the dress. …
Thursday afternoon we hit the trail to Green Bay and found the perfect dress. They even did the alterations while we went out for supper. It looks like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. We tried on several dresses, but this was her favorite. I’m not responsible for the room the dress is in. It’s her room.

While we waited for the alterations, we stop at a shop I’d always wanted to see. Chelsey said I deserved it ‘putting up’ with her. But really she did pretty well on the shopping. I got the painted plate. …
The dried Mums are from the front yard. The folded napkins were bought in Louisiana when I went in December. The Linen table center was a $2.00 find shopping with my Mom one summer.

I was trying to remember a quilted piece to put with the plate when I remembered this that has been tucked away for a few years. …
I suffered from burn out and packed it away. I’m waiting on batting to finish my Mom’s valentine gift so I pulled some scraps together and have begun working on some braided borders for the basket quilt. I so remember hating this piece when I packed it away. The basket block was my favorite block …
and I don’t remember if it was the weather, the timing, pressures around the house, but I do remember stating this piece would probably never get finished. Now I’m having lots of fun with it. I think I’m going to hand quilt baskets outlines in the solid center blocks.

I kind of had the blues all weekend. Maybe it was the cold—highs of only 11 degrees today. But Ransom and I braved a walk anyway and it cheered me up. We all had much needed down time too.

Gratitudes:
Saving old quilt blocks
Extra quilts on the bed
Manicotti for supper.

23 comments:

Owens Family Adventures said...

The dress is just lovely!! I'm sure she is going to look so pretty!!! Oh and I love you "finds" especially the plate. Have a great day!!
dawn

jpquilter said...

The dress is beautiful - what fun! And your plate is wonderful too. Hope your revived interests in the basket quilt will chase away the blues
Juliann

Tazzie said...

What a gorgeous dress, she will look just beautiful in it. Your basket quilt is just lovely, what a found treasure, maybe you'll be inspired to work on it again.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Joanne said...

Can't wait to see her in the dress -- I bet she looks specatular in it!
Great find on the plate!
I can understand you putting the basket quilt away -- I have a real block when it comes to basket quilts -- I have yet to finish one!

Mary said...

Pretty dress and I love the baskets - glad you're going to finish them up.

Walking always makes me feel less blue!

Carol said...

What a beautiful dress! Love the basket quilt...glad you found it and are havning fun with it.

Jane Ann said...

You tell Chelsey all the old ladies (well, some of us, anyway) heartily love her dress! It's classy and elegant--a rarer and rarer feature of today's prom/hootchie-mama dresses! She has marvelous taste and I can't wait to see her in it.

Jeanne said...

Oh, the dress is beautiful!

Sending a special {{{cheerful hug}}}} your way,

Jeanne :)

Fiona said...

Gorgeous dress, I'll bet Chelsey can't stop looking at it.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That dress is really pretty, looking forward to the prom pic. The quilt looks great against your wonderful background, nice to have another go on it. I really love your red house dinner set from previous post, i don't know how come I never see those, really great. Hope the weather warms up and you recharge, tracey

Cynthia said...

what a lovely dress. I like the color.

I also like the plate you bought.

tracey said...

sometimes quilts need to be set aside to 'season' before we get excited about them. i'm thinking that this quilt will look fabulous when you're done with it.

TJ said...

That dress is so pretty...Love seeing your seasonal changes..dishes, quilts and props...Cant wait to see Chelsey prom picks...enjoy theses days they grow up fast...stay warm Toni

Judy said...

The dress is fabulous!! Love the quilt, sometimes it just takes putting something away for a while to get interested in it again! Have fun!

Libby said...

Oh, I thought it looked like Belle right away *s* She's going to look gorgeous. Hope you're feeling more colorful today.

Laura said...

What a beautiful dress! She will look like the "belle" of the prom!
She did good!

anne bebbington said...

She will literally be 'Belle' of the ball - what a pretty dress

Dawn said...

Oh you got the dress!!!! What luck! She will be beautiful in it!

ForestJane said...

Ohhhh, LOVE the color of it. and the designs on the skirt remind me of frosting on a fancy cake. :)

Shelina said...

It is a beautiful dress - I think. The men in the background kept catching my eye. LOL
So glad you have found new motivation to finish your basket quilt. It looks great.

Linda_J said...

Chelsey is going to look just like a princess in that dress. Good that you both found the one she wanted and the panic can subside.

The baskets probably needed to be set aside for a time will you were more ready to take them on?

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I love the quilt photos taken outside in the snow. What beautiful trees too. The dress is gorgeous - she will look like a princess

Vicky said...

The dress is gorgeous, as are the table setting items! Love the basket quilt, too!