I’ve been so busy building my Mary Kay business (Free Chevy Cruze, here I come!) that I truly have not had time to sew. I still work at Job #1 full time and then schedule my Facials/Skin Care Class parties after that every night. I’m always on the go and it’s awesome 🙂
So lazy busy am I that I don’t even take proper “before” pics 🙂
I saw this at my favorite thrift store a few weeks ago. The tag said “S” and “Rue 21” on it. Translation: Super small Junior’s sized dress that will not fit me. I assumed that I’d be doing some serious tweaking to this one. I envisioned cutting off the extra small bodice and making a poncho or something out of the remaining skirt portion; however, I tried it on for my before picture and was quite amazed that it fit…
I did not expect that. Sweaters are stretchy and forgiving and that’s the only reason this garment intended for teeny-boppers fits over my curvy figure. So, heck! I’m going to leave it as-is!
It pairs nicely with my Prima Dansko shoes (that I wear with just about everything Fall through April).
I had surgery a couple of weeks ago and I’m still not feeling 100% yet. I’m lazy just about all the time any way when it comes to sewing… but I’m going to use that as my excuse this time 🙂
I’ll be sharing more info on my surgery a little bit later. I’m absolutely fine; healthy as a horse (so to speak). And in no time at all I’ll be back at the sewing machine.
In fact, that’s exactly what it is. Shirt and Jeans. CSWs 🙂
As you can see, this met with tragedy right off the bat. A coffee malfunction prompted me to go home and change within the first 2 hours of wearing this. Thank God coffee washes out… and it didn’t get on any of the white. I honestly don’t even know why I bother wearing white at all #Klutz
After it all washed out, this turned out to be a new favorite
She is the definition of “True Grit”! Seriously.
Hubs and I even entertained in our new house for the first time!
Sidebar: I wonder how long I’m allowed to keep calling it our “New” house…
Our furniture isn’t here yet but I got all the curtains made/hung 🙂 I published a tutorial on those a while ago, but I didn’t mention how I made the top and bottom hem. I will finally publish a tutorial on that soon.
Our patio was even ready to entertain for the fourth!
It’s been a busy Spring at the Hargrove household: I had my surgery, our middle son is graduating & we’re planning his open house, Muffin’s been closing on the sale of houses, and a lot of other things have been happening. I’ve not been in the mood to sew much lately.
When I saw my favorite local consignment shop was having its “End of Season” sale, I immediately stopped to look.
Purple tag items: $2
Confession: I kinda have a love/hate history with plaid (it’s a long story, but we’ll just leave it at that). I’m also a little obsessed with lace. For $2, I couldn’t pass up this ready-to-wear item that had my 2 favorite textiles in it.
I still refuse to wear short sleeves… My vanity just won’t let me do it. So, I just took my seam ripper to the thread that held this cuff in place.
This added a few extra inches of flabby arm coverage.
NOW, my $2 shirt is ready to wear for a busy Friday that started bright and early at my Surgeon’s office for my one month check-up.
Dr. Shadfar thinks my nose is looking good enough to put on his website portfolio! But there’s still some swelling so it won’t be for another few months. To help said swelling subside, he gave me a steroid shot IN. MY. NOSE… I don’t remember that being part of the deal! Or maybe I was too doped up on Percocet to recall that conversation… regardless, it was a little uncomfortable. What can ya do? The Dr. “nose” best 😉
Later that evening we went to my middle step-son’s high school graduation ceremony.
After Stewart was handed his diploma, we waited for him outside on the grassy knoll.
I never thought I’d be a step-mother to 3 boys, or a step-grandmother by the age of 29 when I married my sexy older gent. But, I love these guys! I’m so proud of all my “kids.”
I had this day’s appointment with my Surgeon scheduled weeks in advance. We were going to discuss an Arm Lift that I’ve been waiting 5 years to have done 🙂 Thanks to Job #2, extra commissions at Job #1, birthday/Christmas gifts, plasma donations, and extra income here and there from commissioned sewing jobs I’m ready to make the investment in this procedure!
For my appointment, I was going to wear Part 2 of my Blazer to Vest refashion. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I needed something easier to slip in and out of. I was going to be examined in ALL my glory to Dr. Bergman. I didn’t want to spend 10 minutes getting in and out of button downs.
I grabbed this pullover sweater I bought at Psi Iota Xi for .50 cents instead.
No big whoop. Just a comfy, green sweater that brings out my eyes…and my gynormously newly broken nose.
Thursday morning I donated plasma, like I’ve been doing off and on since 2010. I went to work afterwards, like I’ve always done. An hour or so later, I’m showing sergers to a customer and I got very light-headed. Long story short: I blacked out, collapsed, and ran into a wall on the way down.
When I opened my eyes, I was on the floor and the customer was calling for an ambulance on his cell phone. Paramedics arrived a bit later (I don’t know how long…I was pretty out of it) and took me to the hospital.
Not knowing exactly WHY I fainted, I had to undergo a plethora of tests. The Doc’s conclusion: Dehydration & low blood sugar resulting from my plasma donation. Weird.
And, it happened the day before my scheduled appointment with Dr. Bergman.
So, not only did we discuss having my arm lift, we talked “nose job” while we were at it 🙂
I broke my nose pretty bad on the tip (top). My septum is completely deviated to the right now, and I can’t breathe out of my nose at all…(especially not fun while I’m brushing my teeth…) That might change when the swelling goes down. Time will tell.
So, here’s my recap of February, if I may:
1.) Stomach Flu
2.) Jerk backs into Muffin’s car & drives away leaving US with the $900 bill
3.) Fainted, broke my nose, and God only knows what the hospital bill is going to be!
February 2015 is going down as the worst month ever, I think.
On the upside… I AM having my arm lift. I’ve scrimped and saved and worked my A$$ off (pun intended) and I’m going to have that done, dangit!
On the downside… I’ll be working 2 jobs for the rest of my life to pay for all the “life’s a B!tch” expenses that February decided to throw our way.
Can’t rely on Plasma donations to help because that would just be kinda stupid, wouldn’t it? 🙂
C’est la vie, I guess. It could’ve been worse! I could’ve broken my neck or something! So I’m going to Thank God that I’m healthy as a horse; that these customers were with me when it happened, called 911, and stayed with me right up until I was loaded in the ambulance.
I’ll be nothing but thankful for the overwhelming concern from all my friends and loved ones: offering to cook meals, sending flowers, checking in on me… seriously, the “love” I’ve gotten in response to my little accident has been incredible.