Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thai food and the spa

All is well. 

I dropped off the kids at our 15 year old skater, drum player, snowboarder, and kid tender's house.  Why do we think girls need to be the care taker of our kids.... especially when said kids idolize the cool guy that teaches them to skate? 

With that done, I dropped off a knit dress that I have been working on, and THEN met my friend for lunch.  We had Thai food.  It was insane.  I love the soup and think it has healing powers beyond my comprehension.  Michele had never had mango with sticky rice.  Crazy huh? 

Well, I was frustrated, because despite the soups best efforts, I still felt lousy. 

I took matters into my own hands and retreated to......

I have had my hair cut there a few times but had never visited the spa.  Who knew?  It was perfect.  I am not the massage getting type, but dang, that solved all of my problems.  Diana was the massage therapist.  I highly recommend her to any one of you.  She works hard and gets to the root of the problem.  

I feel a bit dorky writing about this.  But I feel so normal (normal for me, come on, everything is relative).  I need to celebrate my new found outlook on life. 

Okay, I think the real thing comes back to sewing.  Here is the rest of the story.

I took on a knit dress.  Not my thing.  I think I mentioned it a bit ago.  I knew it would be a challenge, and like all dresses, it was.  The bride was patient with me, thankfully, and in the end, I think things worked out.  I was worried by the end if it that I lost all capabilities to make dresses.  It seems like the knit dress and I could not communicate.  I don't talk knit. 

The wonderful and great thing that happened is this.  I had a fitting for my "Slight" bride.  She is doing a frothy dress.  I love it.  It consists of Taffeta, organza, my favorite Chantilly lace, and tulle.  These are all well loved ingredients and I know how they will be honory with me and how they will delight me.  Who talks like this about fabrics?  Me, I guess.  The fitting went surprisingly well.  Remember at this point I was questioning any ability I once had.  The next morning during another fitting, the bodice surprised me about how well it fit.  Such a relief! 

I feel like I am in my realm again. 

I am optimistically looking into the next few months with excitement and my fingers crossed.  I love that there are dresses planned that will take directions that no one knows.  I am relieved that I am up to the challenge and looking forward to it. 


Jeanette said...

I don't talk "knit" either. Years ago, a relative asked me to make a knit rodeo shirt. I just couldn't do it! My hat is off to you for working with a stretchy medium. Loved the pics you showed me of the current dress!

Alison said...

I'm learning to love knit. I just finished Easter dresse out of it. I've been using it more and more lately. I can't wait to see pictures of your dress.