Yes, I've been up to my neck in appointments and meetings and other obligations but did make time for some personal fun as well. Mr. Lucky and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
Much has changed in those 26 years, virtually all for the better, but we did laugh over the trend on our celebrations themselves. Sixteen years ago for our tenth anniversary we did a big blow out trip, our first with a group. We had two days in Paris on our own then went to Dijon where we met up with 13 other participants and two group leaders for an amazing walking trip through Burgundy. After that astonishing week we crossed back over to England and spent four more days on own hiking the South Downs. Fast forward sixteen more years, early retirements (probably too early in light of the economy) and this year's celebration was quite different albeit just as much fun. We attended a free King Arthur Flour King Arthur Flour traveling baking demo and got wonderful tips for pie crust, scones and whole grain breads, a dough scraper along with coupons and
|Bonnie the baker showed us how to make that ginormous apple pie on the table.|
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But since I am showing you how that dress (from J. C. Penney's, on clearance, with a coupon) looked 26 years ago, I should finish the story of how it looks today. The basement sewing clean out has been continuing for months now. That dress has been balled up and moved from one Rubbermaid bin to another over time so this summer I thought it was use it or lose it. I've been loving making fabric flowers and thought I'd cut up the base of the dress, thinking it was poly satin, and cut it into flower shapes whose petals I could curl with a flame. Whoops, it's not poly satin whatsoever, it was acetate satin. As one science teacher noted, acetate Burns with a rapid flame and melts when burning.May melt and pull away from small flames without igniting. Melted area may drip off the clothing Wow, glad I stayed away from the candles at our evening wedding. So my lovely, romantic pillow idea was abandoned and I merely saved the embellished lace to use in some later project.
|Satin acetate, not satin poly|
The dress may be gone or de-constructed, but the marriage goes on....and so do my many sewing project ideas.