Re: What a blast!
- From: Kate XXXXXX <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:33:27 +0000
BEI Design wrote:
betsey wrote:I have to wonder what that little dress is made from that they feel the need to charge over $600, never mind over a thousand! Good grief, even if it's made from hand woven silk chiffon, with every stitch put in by mice, it shouldn't reach that price! For a factory made dress, it's insane!I had to rush back to be here before the tilers came,Beverly
we'll work on it more this weekend. She is unbelievable
apt! Pays close attention and follows directions well.
What a pleasure it is to work with her. We talked a bit
about her plans this summer, we decided on several more
teaching/sewing sessions. ;-)
I have such a big grin on my face reading this. It's
wonderful that she has such a cool grandmother to teach
her...and that she wants to learn!
Thanks, she is a real treasure. We had to run up to Fabric
Depot for some more of the black knit, and had lunch out.
Imagine, a 70-year-old and a 14-year-old having lunch and
conversation, and it was fun! :-)
the dress sounds like it will be adorable for her when
Here is her inspiration:
I'm not sure what her mother is thinking, allowing her to
cruise that site. "Original price $1,295.00???!!! WOW! We
are not adding a band to the hem, and she is working with
irregular bits of the muslin to create a similar trim
around the neck. Should be a stylin' dress.
I do love reading of you exploits with the darling girl. Very often you find that friendship skips a generation, and teen kids get on with their grands better than their parents. Nothing to do with love, just more to do with sensible grands being able to take a step back and be a little less emotional about it - as well as having survived a set of teens themselves, and knowing that 'this too shall pass'!
I know my previous experience of shedloads and classrooms full of teen boys in a past life as a teacher has made me a more relaxed and sensible mum! As well as a more disciplined one in some respects! ;) I know too much, the lad says...
I have to pass this gem on. I know you and all will get a giggle from it.
The GMNT has the typical teen habit of turning his room into a cross between a dumpster and a cess pit, complete with mugs of rotting dregs and heaps of festering socks. Now, I am FAR from the world's best housekeeper, but I don't use the carpet as a waste paper basket... And I have periodic fits of trying to straighten out the greatest areas of muddle. GMNT has 'lost' several things recently, and there was an Evil Pong eminating from his room. I uttered an ultimatum: clothes were either to be put away on in the wash and all rubbish was to be binned, or he would fail miserably to get on the next trip. That just happens to be a £475 4-day trip to Spain with school as part of his GCSE studdies. And he'd be landed with the bill if he failed to go! Ooer!
I was in there the other night helping him to clear up a bit (by pointing to things and saying 'Washing basket! Bin! Give to me -' and so forth. Eventually I asked him WHY everything was on the floor rather than where it should be.
It's an initiation rite, he says, sstraight faced and instantly. Everything has to spend three months on the floor before it's allowed to belong my room! Then he flashed the dimples at me!
Yeah, I giggled!
Last night I cleared about a square yard in 15 minutes. That's how fast you need to work! I said. He blenched! ;)
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