Re: Birthday sewing
- From: Kate XXXXXX <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 18:21:03 +0100
mirjam@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:I wonder where they are comming from with that? Uusally the response to 'I made it myself' is Wow! Aren't you taented! Do you make things for anyone esle? I look modest and had them my card. :DOn Oct 3, 2:37 am, "off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net"
Well, today, my little preemie turned 5!! I made her a jumper and a
wool coat to wear with dresses as well as a princess dress-up dress.
She wouldn't go to sleep last night, so I told her that the birthday
fairy wouldn't come unless she went to sleep. She was asleep within
30 minutes. She ended up having a box on her dresser, which she
opened before coming down for breakfast - it was the jumper with a
turtleneck and tights. She was SO excited!!! Of course, she said
that she HAD to wear the coat as well. Some of the teachers at her
school acted disgusted with me for my sewing ability...oh well, not my
problem. So, my mother got her just before the kids got off the bus
and took a while to get settled - Bek helped her while Thomas did his
We had fetuccine al fredo for dinner and then we had a 2 layer cake -
top half white, bottom half Devil's food (Mom made, of course), with
white frosting, and a pink outlined crown, filled in with purple, pink
sugar sprinkles, etc.
When it was present time, she opened a Disney costume of Cinderella
from Mother...eventually she got to the princess dress that I made
her....and promptly dropped it in my lap to move on to the next
present...ah well. I did get a picture of her in it, and will post it
sometime this weekend.
The really great thing is that I'm done with her birthday sewing and
done with client sewing, so now I can relax and do things for
Larisa Mazal Tov =congratulations for your little princess ,,,,
As to the teachers not liking your sewing ability ,,, Years ago , my
daughter`s school uniform , included a green sweater, the bought
sweater was made of acrilic and didn`t warm her thus i knitted her a
sweater from pure wool ,,, one teacher told her it was not within the
code [ it was i checked !!!!] and said :"if your mother wasn`t too
lazy to buy a sweater , she would have to knit that one !!!!" Ps
shirt made of acrilyc than were horrible thus i made her shirts from
Cotton for summer and Flanel in winter !!!!"
What is it with teachers and self-made garments?
Last year I was subbing at one of the local grade schools and one of the teachers complimented me on my outfit - a salwar kameez sort of thing made up in lightweight cotton in shades of green. I thanked her, then she asked where I'd gotten it. I told her I'd made it and she said, "Oh no you didn't", so vehemently that I was actually startled.
Now, I know that kids these days use that phrase ironically but that was not the tone she took with me. She proceeded to pull the back of the neck out to check for a tag, then inspected the hem and side seams of the tunic (all neatly finished with my serger to prevent fraying) and I was so taken aback that I allowed it.
I believe that from here on out if a teacher asks me where I got something I made that I'm just going to say it was a gift, and refrain mentioning that it was from me, to me.
Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
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