Shanti, I tried to send you a picture of this outfit but every time I tried the email would not let me. So I decided to put it here so you get to see it. The top is made of silk with a cotton lining. The shorts are made of the cotton lining with a flap made of the silk. This piece of silk is one I have been saving for about ten years. I used to sew of a lady in New York City. She would send me the cloth and I would make the dress for her Barbe doll and then I could keep the left over cloth and this was one such piece. I saved it until I found a special use for it and this was it!! I knew you and her mother would know what a lovely piece of silk it is. I hope Dhyana likes it. This is the back and the shorts. As soon as I get the elastic for the waist I’ll send it on to you.
Today, spring returned so we got a chance to work in the gardens again. Norman cultivated the corn, fertilized, it and then mulched it. The corn is 8 to 10 inches high now and growing so well. I thinned the beets and got enough greens to have a steamer full for dinner and a quart of blanched greens to freeze. Then I picked a crisper full of lettuce for tonight’s supper salad and some for tomorrow, and an onion for the salad. I love getting my meals from the garden. Then Norman planted the new lettuce and I sewed Gina’s shorts set, I have just one seam left to sew and her outfit will be done also. Tomorrow we go to Murphyfreesboro to see the Doctor and get Norman’s shot in his eye. It will take most of the afternoon to get his eye sight back to normal so we will take it easy the rest of the day. Then on Thursday it is back to the garden and get as much of the weeding done that we can, Have a great day.
About Carol (Ouma) Petts
I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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Wow, that is so elegant looking. I can’t wait to see her in it! I will send you pics for you to enjoy.
Thank you, I have another play set that I will cut out tomorrow. It has stretch pants in robin egg blue and a short, short dress top. I’ll make that one in size 8 so it will fit next year also. The pictures of the box and necklace came through so good, Thank you as I had not seen them, of course. That is how we do most of our shopping. Amazon is amazing for things we need.
You are a wonderful seamstress! I gave Uncle Hiram your website address so maybe you will soon hear from him. I enjoy reading about your gardening and life in Tennesee. I hope Norman makes out well with his eye treatment and I hope I never have to have that done! Still cool in Nova Scotia!
Thank you, I do like to sew, it is one of my many hobbies. Thank you for giving my blog to Uncle Hiram. I do hope he drops a line, I love hearing from friends and relatives. We live way out in the country and never get to see anyone here so the only human contact I have is through my email or blog. It has been about 40 years since I have been to Nova Scotia but remember my one visit with fond memories. I have the picture of Aunt Mae in the kitchen on the family farm and keep it handy to remind me of the trip. Norman’s short went well and he is back to normal today. He has wet macular degeneration in his left eye and without the shots every 6 weeks he would lose the central vision in that eye also. He got it in his right eye about 18 years ago and at that time there was nothing they could do but burn it with a lazar, which they did and he has lost the central vision in that eye. All we could do then was pray it did not come in the left eye and thank goodness it waited until they had developed something to fight it. Then 4 years ago it developed it in his left eye and he began losing the vision in that eye but the shots have stop the bleeding and as long as he has the shots he has no trouble seeing enough to function, it is not a cure just holds the degeneration in check. He hates the shots but the aliternative is worse so he goes every 6 weeks. We tried stretching it out longer last year but almost lost his sight so will not try that again. Now he has cataracts but will not have those taken care of until he can’t see through them because there is always a risk of losing you sight with that operation and with only one eye he can’t take the change. He is 83 this year and does very well for an old fart with only one eye, false teeth and half deaf. Without him I could not stay on the farm so I am his eyes and ears and keep a well balanced diet that he can eat with false teeth- he says he is my strong back and constant companion between the two of us we make one full person, each needs the other. Time to get cooking – t0day I need to make bread, country biscuits and apple pie, Norman is planting the second crop of beets and finish hilling the corn. Thanks for the note. Carol
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