Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summer days and records...

Yesterday was a really lovely day. We went to the lake for my cousin's son's birthday (got that?). The family owns a big, beautiful cabin there on the lake. I'm usually not big on lakes (at least swimming in them or boating or anything), but yesterday changed my mind. The cabin is old and rustic and perfect, with a huge screened in porch. There's a little path leading down to the lake. We ate lunch on the porch and then wandered down to the water. While everyone was splashing around, I sat in the shade on the dock with my pants rolled up and my feet in the water and just enjoyed myself. I couldn't help but think that was a perfect, lazy summer day. =)

On the way home, me and Mom stopped by the thrift store, still on a hunt for the perfect train case. We didn't find it (although I did get an old pink-even though I don't like pink-sewing box), but we did find something else...the much sought-after (by me, anyway) "The Sound of Music" record! We've been looking for it for quite a while, and almost found it a few weeks ago at the antique mall, but someone had put the wrong record in the case. So Mom was looking through the records yesterday and handed me a Glenn Miller one. Then she found not one, but two "The Sound of Music" records! I got the one that still had some of the plastic on the outside, and the record slip and booklet on the inside. I was so happy. I almost hate to play it because it's in such perfect condition...And maybe the best part (aside from finding it) was the price- 49 cents.

Oops...I cut Captain von Trapp out of the picture, LOL.

Don't you just love the crackling sound that records make?

So what about the zipper in my dress? After I finally got offline and started working on it, it wasn't as horrific as I thought. Well, after I ripped out hundreds of stitches and remembered that I can sew a lot closer to the zipper with a zipper foot (I know...duh), it wasn't as horrific as I thought. It's still not perfect, but okay. The hemming on the lining is terrible (I hate lining fabric! It frays like crazy and slides around and leaves shimmery stuff on the other fabric), but other than that, the dress is my favorite I've made. Hopefully I'll have pictures soon.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

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