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My big project

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Ever since I was in high school, I thought that I'd make my own wedding dress.  I learned to sew when I was about 13 or 14 years old. I was taught by a combination of people: my grandma Munson (although I later learned that my grandma Bethany was also an avid sewer), the mother of a lady at church whose name escapes me, and my home ec teacher, Mrs. Zaenker.  During high school I made a number of garments, but the most special were the formal dresses I made for proms and graduation.  Those projects were not easy but they were definitely satisfying, and they inspired me to make my own wedding dress.
Except that I did not make my own wedding dress.  Working full time and planning a wedding were far too time consuming to allow for creating a dress from scratch, and we were also on a tight budget.  While making your own dress certainly CAN be cheaper, there was no way it was going to be cheaper than the $20 dress I had found at Goodwill.  So, I let go of my big idea to make my wedding d…

Long Overdue Pictures

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Okay, it has been way too long since I posted pictures!  These go back to late September.  








And here are a glut of Halloween pictures.  I found the ladybug coat at Value Village and it seemed perfect!  Ruby didn't go out trick or treating, but if she did, she would have kept warm!