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Friday, August 22, 2014

Just hopping happy on Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!
Yep it is that time again, the weekend is upon us and time to unload the bits and pieces from the week that didn't make it into the blog. Thankfully Mrs 4444's host the perfect blog hop for all our bits and pieces. 

Half-Past Kissin' Time

Adrienne at My Memory Art wrote a post this week that I just have to share. The wisdom and beauty in her words and photography are well worth reading over and over again.

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Just when I had begun to loose hope this woman comes along and restores my hope. When I read about this 86 year old great-grandmother publishing her first romance novel it dawned on me that I have only myself to blame for not being a published author. Especially in this day and age were it is relatively easy to self publish. So this week I pulled out the manuscript for my poetry book. After much work, proofing, formatting  and illustrating, it is almost ready to go. Yippee!

I can't believe the summer is over and school starts on Monday. I am both excited and sad at the same time. There was so much I hoped to do this summer with my grandchildren that due to circumstances beyond my control just never happened. I am however looking forward to having more uninterrupted time.

Last week I shared comparisons of model Joan Scott and actress Kate Winslet in the comments Mrs. 4444's mentioned that when she saw the image of Joan she thought of Madonna. Looking at the photo again I too saw a resemblance to Madonna, so here is a new comparison. 

To say the least I have been very busy. Between mini hat making, designing my dress for my son's wedding and working on getting my poetry book ready for publishing I am surprised I had any time to take photos. I did manage to take a short hike in the hills with my camera and will be sharing those photos on Sunday.

For all of you that enjoy quoteography (images with quotes) I came across a quoteography blog hop at My Captivating Life. She has put together some very pretty image/quotes. If I can squeeze in some design time this weekend I just may have something to share on her hop Monday.

Have a great Weekend!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Would be Tailor's Wish

It's Wishing time again! That is right we are half way through the week so it is time to let the universe know what we are wishing for. It can be big or small, silly or serious. I don't know about you but I spend a lot of time wishing the best for others but until Unknown Mami designated Wednesdays for giving a voice to personal wishes I rarely acknowledged wishes I made for myself. Just click on the Wednesday Wishes button below to join us and let the universe know what you have been wishing for. Now for this would be tailor's wish.


I wish I still had Gertrude! 

When I was ten years old I had a full size dress form. I can't remember where it came from but I was so excited to have it that I named it Gertrude. I had sewn my first dress the year before, and found I loved sewing. So Gertrude quickly became my most prized possession. Over the next few years Gertrude made sure every dress, top and suit I made fit perfectly. And I am sure I owe the good grades I received in Junior and High school sewing classes and later in the tailoring classes to Gertrude. She held up with my abuse for eight years before she finally fell apart. Many times over the years I have wished she were still with me. Like now when I am designing a formal dress to wear to my youngest son's wedding next month. It would be so much easier to get a perfect fit if only I had Gertrude. 

Here is a sketch of what I hope to make.  It has been some time since I did anything this detailed so the design may change a bit by the time I am finished.

Wish me luck, I think I need it!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Foraging For Fragments

Time to forget about all that needs to be done and pull together the bits and pieces of the week. If you have found some fragments hanging around your place stop over at Mrs. 4444's and share them.

Half-Past Kissin' Time

I came across this Getty image at the beginning of the week and until I read the credits I thought I was looking at a photo of Kate Winslet. So I decided to do some comparison and here is what I found. I thought they might be related but there is no evidence to even suggest that. What do you think?

This is from last week at the Sturgis Rally. I am a little confused as to why anyone would name their store Overpriced T's. Honesty is good and all, but from a marketing standpoint I don't see the logic. Am I just missing the appeal here?

Linking to Weekend Reflection and Skywatch Friday
How about a reflection of a reflection, and a sky shot all in one! It took a number of tries before I got it but I didn't give up.
Well if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already seen this. This is my first #Steampunk mini top hat hair accessory. I just really hope my client is as happy with it as I am.

I also shard the above photo on Facebook and my oldest brother commented  "way cool, how do you think it would look on me?"  So of course I took that as a Photoshop challenge. My reply was "simply dashing, see!"

Today's final fragment . . .
At the beginning for the month I wrote "I am not sure which direction my course will take but I will know eventually." Well, I still don't know exactly but taking a bit of advice from Cyril Connolly it will definitely be something that is true to myself. I even made myself this little sign as a reminder.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a Fantastic Weekend Everyone!