Sunday, December 11, 2011

A New Tradition

Finally the day came.  I went to see Maggie play "Clara" in the Nutcracker Ballet.
I enjoyed it so much. Not only because I had been honored with being asked to make Maggie's dress, but because I love music and dancing and especially because there were so many talented young people performing.
Before I  had even become involved with Maggie's costume, my DIL had made plans to take her Mom and her girls as a surprise for her Mom's birthday and plans to make it a yearly tradition.
They were so excited to be invited backstage to meet "Clara"
In hindsight, I wish I had invited my other two granddaughters to go with me. (What was I thinking?)
So next year I will, and I hope it will become a tradition with all of us.
(The youngest, Emmy stayed home with Daddy, but soon she will be old enough to go to.)

From my last post until yesterday, I was madly sewing these dresses. They are their Christmas dresses, but what a perfect event to get to wear them to first.
I was on a rampage...I made one a day (will finish the last one tomorrow). I did nothing else all week. No laundry, no cooking (Mr SS was out of town), no cleaning, no bed making, no (well, only a little) time on the computer.  I ate at my sewing table...way too many snacks because it was easier than fixing a meal.  But the end result was worth it...they somehow got done. Even made there hair bows last night.

Here's Rosie wearing Emmy's dress.
Here's the bow. I was hoping you could see the glitter on the satin.

One more little Nutcracker story, I wanted to share.
When I was in 6th grade, 2 students were picked from each of two classes to go to see the Nutcracker being performed in my home town of Long Beach, Ca.
I really don't remember what we had to do to be chosen. I played violin in our school orchestra, but don't think that had anything to do with it. Anyway, I wasn't chosen, but we all got to go to the auditorium and listen to the music. Afterward, I remember my teacher saying she wished she had chosen me.
I wanted to go so badly. I have no idea why she told me that.
But, I finally got to go.  Did I tell you how much I really enjoyed it?

I know I have been MIA around here and have not been visiting my favorite blogs for a while, but hope to do some catching up in the next few days.  Still have lots to do, as we all do to get ready for Christmas, but I'll sneak in a little computer time everyday.

Tomorrow the focus is finish a dress, go get the blue (Blue velvet) taken off my fingernails, yes they look strange...
and get the enormous amount of gray covered in my hair.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


patches said...

I've been waiting all week to see these Beverly. The blue is so gorgeous on your girls! I knew you'd get them done. What a great incentive to get them all done for the show. You are so blessed!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Wooo! You did it! I was wondering how you were doing with your marathon. The dress is adorable. That really is one of my favorite little girl styles. So classic. I love the colors. I love the Nutcracker so much that I have the Sugar Plum Fairy as my ringtone! Just for the Christmas season though.
Hugs, Sue
P.S. Great picture of all of you.

Nancy B said...

Oh, Beverly, their dresses are beautiful! As are the girls!! I hope you weren't too tired from your marathon to enjoy the show. You simply amaze me.

My Vintage Studio said...

Wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS with your family & friends!
Hugs, Sharon