Saturday, March 16, 2013

Poppies, Poppies, part...7? I'm losing count...

Posted by Lisa Laree to Sew Random

Well, this has been an interesting day.

Planned to haul all my stuff to school shortly after lunch and sew till rehearsal was over at 4, then head over to church for a planned work evening with my teen girls classes.

My Sweet Baboo was to take The Flute Player to her rehearsal, then he was going to go to work for a while.

However, just as I was beginning to collect the things I would need to haul around with me for the day, I got a call on my cellphone from MSB.

'Hi...we just totaled the Cavalier.  But we're ok.'

NOT the way to start a day.  About a block from the school a little gal on her way to work just turned left right in front of them.  Apparently she didn't see them coming right at her...she was preoccupied somehow.  Fortunately they'd just gone 'round the corner so they were not up to even the 40 mph speed limit, but it was enough to trash the old clunker car.  The only injuries appear to be some scrapes from the air bags, so we'll deal with the inconvenience of carpooling it for a while.

Anyway, that totally scrapped my planned workday.  I had finished the skirt last night and took it with me when I picked up my stranded Sweet Baboo (the Flute Player had started walking to school so as not to be too late for rehearsal; one of the other moms recognized her and picked her up and took her on to school).  We went to school for just a bit; this time we put the skirt and crinoline on one of the actual poppies and it looked VERY cute.

But I can't show you any photos because the curtain has come down; all costumes are under wraps until just before show time.  You'll just have to trust me on looks cute.  :-D

I picked up enough of the remaining cut out pieces to make a second skirt, brought my sweetie home and spent the day sewing at home.  Didn't get as far as I'd like, but it was a rather interrupted day.  Actually, though, until the rest of the fabric that we ordered arrives, I'm kind of stuck.  If I get the skirt finished before we can cut more, I'm going to start working on the petals for the hat.  The more I look at those, the more I think they actually may be trickier than the skirt...they need much more support...

Anyone have any idea how to add a half a dozen hours to a standard day??? I think I'm going to need it...


  1. Glad no one was hurt badly! I doooo believe the poppy skirt is darling

  2. I do believe in poppies, I do believe in poppies, I do believe in poppies, I do I do I dooooo... ;-)

    I may even sew on one before the day is over. :-D

  3. This poppy skirt project of yours will take you more time and I think it will go up to Poppies part 10. Good luck!

  4. long as no one was hurt ! Thank goodness :-)

  5. So glad to hear that nobody was hurt. A car can be replaced. I can't wait to see the finished poppies - I'm sure they are darling! g