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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

WOYWW....

I'm struggling to see the computer let alone type this morning :-( For those that didn't see my post yesterday then you might be wondering why? I have a sore eye :-( It's a little better this morning but I have just put my ointment in it and it's stinging like hell at the mo.

Fingers crossed it improves very soon cos I need to clear some of my sewing today. As you can see my 'to do' rail is full!

I've finished the wedding dress alterations [for those that left comments on my blog last week....I don't make the dresses I just alter them to make them fit properly]. I'm hoping today is rather quieter than last Wednesday because I had about a dozen customers last Wednesday and one of those was yet another Wedding dress that the Bride couldn't get in. We did a fitting and decided the only way I could alter it was to put a panel in it. When I asked when she needed it for she said Saturday! Yes, I had just 2 days in which to get it done.....Actually this meant I had to get it done for another fitting on Thursday cos if it still needed tweaking I would have to redo it by Friday :-) Needless to say it was all done and fitted to perfection by lunchtime on Thursday :-).....it's what I do.
Waking as I did yesterday morning with an eye that was painful, streaming and only gave me blurred vision I really struggled to do anything. My 'to do' rail was heaving plus I still had a commissioned waistcoat to design and make. Wondering how I would ever get any of it done I was sent an angel to help me :-) Twiglet had come down to have her hair cut at a local hairdressers and she popped in offering help/ Phew what a huge relief. We work so well together.
I was able to instruct her as to the very special requirements the waistcoat needed [some of you may remember I made a very special waistcoat for an elderly gent once before...this one is for the same man but is a very different job to the last one]. We planned, made patterns and then worked together to pin, sew and press. I just have a little more to do this morning and it will be finished :-) [if only my eye will stop stinging!]




I had a bridesmaids dress fitting yesterday morning so thought I'd add a pic of that for you.....

....... and this is the stage my latest picture has got to....I've been too busy with work in the day to do more and in the evenings I've been crocheting my African flower....up to 24 now so about half way to my baby blanket :-)
Hope you all have a great day. Please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun.

18 comments:

Twiglet said...

Hope that eye gets better quickly - I know my limits - waistcoats I can manage - even wedding gowns too but that flippin crochet defeats me!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You really got to Twiglet and her crocheted African flowers. But it looks like you are making progress on that baby blanket. Those dresses are wayyyyyyyyyyy beyond my skill level. Heck, anything that requires a straight stitch is beyond my skill level. Hope your eye gets better. It looks really red and swollen in the photo. Hope you WOYWW gets better.

Mummylade said...

so she realized on a Wednesday that she couldn't get into the dress for Saturday? Wow, wonder what she did to achieve that =)

Gez said...

Oooh honey sorry to hear you're still struggling ((hugs)). Hope today is a bit quieter for you.xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

So sorry to hear about your eye, hope it feels better soon. The wedding dress is stunning. Wow 24 flowers now, you have been busy, hugs Heidi xx

Kaz said...

I hope your eye gets better quickly. You've been so busy lately xx

mckinkle said...

What a hive of activity you have there! I hope your eye improves asap then you can get back to top gear!

Keryn x

Helen said...

Hope your eye gets better soon, love the bridesmaid dress - same colour as mine were. (My sister - no longer with us sadly) made both bridesmaids and my wedding dress - so that now, even though I'm not married, I can't part with the dress!!

Karen said...

ooo sooo much loveliness to look at today!! You take care of that eye my lovely XXX

joey said...

Hiya Wipso

ooooh I do hope your eye eases off and inproves for you real soon!.

Joey.xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh no poor you, hope the eye's better soon, good luck with the appointment. As you know I couldn't leave a comment last week, so wanted to say I don't know how you managed to sort that wedding dress out (well I sort of know 'cos you said but YKWIM) you're so clever.
On the scratched eye, I scratched mine last year on my yucca plant (didn't have my glasses on at the time or it wouldn't have happened) and it took ages to clear up. The eyeball was scratched but I ended up with something that looked like a little stye on the lower eyelid.
Anne xx

Paula Gale said...

you've really had me scrutinizing your piccies this morning - you know why!!! So much so that I missed the things you were actually showing me!!! Nice dress... lots of stuff on your rail - hope you get your eye sorted soon... and so do your customers, i'm sure.

Paula x x x

Darcy said...

oh I do hope your eye is sorted quickly, how frustrating and painful. Well done on getting both wedding dresses done, look forward to seeing the waistcoast finished.

Spyder said...

oh you are just sooo clever! What a star! What ever made the girl buy a dress that needed so much done to it at such short notice! Hope your eyes better!
Have a crafty day
((Lyn))

oh my goodiness!! The length of that cod goes out of my craft room day and down the hall!!

Dawn said...

Your obviously very talented hope the Doc gives you something to make it better! and love the dress so hope all is well with you soon

Love Dawn xx

Cheryl said...

sorry to hear about your eye hun hope it clears up soon,love the wedding dress just stunning hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Tracey said...

OOOO your poor eye, hope it clears up soon and glad it improving, want to see your finished picture too.
xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhhh sore eyes are not good. Hope it gets better soon, Love that dress, even though you don't do the making I think you are brill cause I wouldn't know where to start with alterations!!! Take Care Hazelxoxo