Sunday, February 20, 2011

flounces

As has been the case for so many days this winter, yesterday's weather conditions caused plans to be scrapped, so the kids and I shifted to Plan B, which included a romp around NYC. We visited a science center that had a traveling exhibit we specifically wanted to see, then met up with one of my old friends for a visit with his family (baby snuggles!) and then out to lunch at an Indian buffet. While wandering around his neighborhood afterward and taking in the sights, sounds, and scents of businesses of many ethnicities, Leah ducked into an Indian sari/fabric store.
Ooh, the silks, the beadwork, the colors, the light-as-air cottons, the textures!

After a few more hours of cruising around the city, back onto the train for the start of our trip home. I did some more knitting on the Lacy Baktus du jour while the Goob oohed and ahhed over the lovely blue satin evening gown of our trainmate-in-drag. He was a totally pleasant guy who was entirely decked out for a big evening in the Big Apple, including pearl earrings, a fur jacket, and vintage evening purse.

When it was his turn to get off the train, the elbow length blue satin gloves he pulled on completed the entire ensemble. Leah admired his dress. I admired his chutzpah.

Here's a gown Leah's presently working on, made of velvet rec'd in a swap with our Rav-friend Michelle.

It's far from being finished. As a matter of fact, she's unhappy with enough aspects of it that she hesitated to let me post this pic, but I think it's beautiful, and I think she's beautiful, and, well, there you go. Seamstress, age 12. Verklempt mom who definitely needs more sleep and less work, age 44. :-)
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4 Comments:

Blogger Delaney's Duds said...

rock on Leah!!!!!!!!!

4:19 PM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

You look sweet and lovely in your dress Leah. Work as many fixes as you can into this project and then take what you've learned to the next one. It's all part of the process.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Rani said...

She's only 12?! Sheesh, she's accomplished. The dress is fantastic.

I love the look on her face in the fabric store. HA HA! 'I'm in heaven.'

I'm so inspired by you and all of your 'field trips'. I need to to more of that with my kids. We spent too much time tuning out and we need a little more time tuned in.

Happy knitting.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Leah looks beautiful. Be proud Momma!!!

2:30 PM  

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