Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lynette Lea

And Other Things That Happened in June.

Actually the piano recital happened in May.  This is Lynette's first one ever.  She is doing really well in piano.  She likes it, all except the practicing. 

Did you know you can't buy skirts that are just below knee length? If you don't you must not have girls, or you don't care if they wear dresses 5 inches above their knees.  I happen to care and it takes a lot of extra time to find skirts that are long enough, or can be made long enough by letting down the hem or adding more fabric.  This skirt adapted very well to adding on.

I sewed a 1 1/2" strip to the bottom after taking the hem out. (doubled over so no new hemming.)

Pressed, but shows on the right side, it looks too much like an "add-on".

Trims were 50 % off at Hobby Lobby that week, so I pinned it on ready to sew on by hand as soon as I saw Lynette.  ( I was doing this while she was gone)

Now, she is getting all dressed up.  It took me 45 minutes to make these braided hair flowers, partly because I messed up the first time. We got the idea from a cool hair blog. 

Here's the completed outfit, with hair done and longer skirt. 

Lynette has been busy with other things, like making baby shower invitations.  She found the idea from some place where these could be ordered, but with punches and glue and a lot of patience she did 45 of them herself!!


My brother's family decided that Nebraska couldn't offer them what they needed anymore, namely jobs.  So, they packed up and moved to Oregon.  We visited them at my folks the weekend before they left.  We will miss them, a lot. 

I love it when Zane comes to visit.  Lorene and family stayed over night the week before these photos were taken, and since Jim and I went to bed before everyone else, Zane had to check in our room to make sure we really had.

So, THIS time when they came and we were ready to go to bed, Zane knew where we were and came right on in.  He's a bed hog and got all snuggled up in MY spot ready to read a book.  Just like Maury does, (according to Zane.)


gkey said...

Dear Lucky~Lynette Lea's~Mama,

Good for you to be so inovative and creative with skirts and hair. Looks like both were great successes.

Now you have both your brothers far 2 different directions. Guess you will have another great place to go visit though. And they will want you too! Hope it all goes well for them in their new spot.

Makes it all worthwhile

gkey said...


Still sorry I had to miss that piano recital. Maybe she can play for us on Thurs hmmm?

Njos Family said...

Wow, great job with the skirt, and fantastic hair do. Zane is such a cutie - growing up so fast.