I forgot to mention that one of the best parts of the cruise was the pre-cruise shopping for cheap dresses. I really had fun with this. I got some fun bargain dresses at TJ Maxx and Name Brand Clothing. I think the average price I paid for a dress was $14. The prices to me, were even better than the dresses. Sales give me great joy : )
...these aren't the most flattering pictures but you get the gist
|This is the dress I posted last time. In this picture you can see that I added some tulle to the dress. I added some along the neckline and straps as well as the bottom hem because it was too short.|
|$10 and I loved the Spanish-style ruffles|
|This was less schwanky, but still dressy for me|
|Ruffles again! My ten year old self would be mortified, but I couldn't resist them.|
Coffee: Mama Carmen's on 71 is simply amazing! They roast their coffee beans in-house and serve some wonderful drinks! I would be embarrassed to confess how often I've been there...Did I mention that the coffee they sell comes from Mama Carmen's coffee plantation that supports orphans in Guatemala?
Latest Projects: A lap quilt for my middle sister. Her birthday was Tuesday and her supplement gift is a little lap quilt. The fabrics were fun and I especially liked the vintagey backing. Hope she does too.
This last quilt is one that I'd been thinking about quilting for a while. I found the Scandinavian-inspired Red Riding Hood fabric at Fabric Worm. I was drawn to it. The colors are a mustardy yellow and a burnt red-orange-but I don't know if it was the color combination or because the wolf looks like Samson? Hopefully I'll finish the backing and binding soon.