Friday, July 29, 2011

Teller at the Bank

Dress front size 4, sleeve with crocheted edging. Notice my pink pin cushion and my pretty rotary cutter.

Close up of smocking and ribbon daisies. Silk ribbon is from a shop here in Boise, Idaho called Fuzz. It's the only place here in town I can get silk ribbon or silk floss. I need to be able to match my colors. I just can't seem to do that over the internet.

This is the sleeve edging I crocheted, very sweet I think.

Here is a dress front using batiste and lovely beads. As you can see I haven't removed the pleater threads yet. I still need to back-smock on just below the top holding row. Maybe I will do that this weekend.

I've become friends with a lady at a banch here in Boise. She's my favorite teller and I've told her so. It doesn't mean I don't like the other teller, she's just my favorite. I think partly because her name is Janice and I'm a Jan. Similar names do make an instant bond I suppose. Anyway, I asked her about 6 wks ago if she had any granddaughters and yes she has two, 4 yrs and 1 yr. Well, when I heard that I said I thought I needed to make some dresses for them. And btw, the favorite color is pink. But I'm sure you knew I was going to say that. Tomorrow is a day off from my job at Hancock's, so I will spend some much needed time with the sewing machine stitching up the daisy dress.
Yesterday our air conditioner broke down. When the repair guy checked it out he found it was the heater that was broken. So we now have a new heater that's 93% effecient and a new coil in the air conditioner. My parents and I (we live in the same house.) now have a $1700 bill. But we will see a big drop in our electric bill. Hopefully it won't take long to pay it off. This weekend it is supposed to be 100* weather. Definitely not a good time for the air to be broke down. The fixit man said the other system was -85% effecient. But the electric bill should be much, much smaller. That's a really good thing.


Lee said...

Oh my! That dress with the daisies is so beautiful!! Did you use a particular pattern or did you design it yourself?

Jan said...

I'll let everyone know later today when I have the dress finished, but it is from an issue of AS&E. I'll have a new pic of the finished "princess" dress. I'm rather pleased with it myself.

denidesigns said...

I love the daisy dress .it is beautiful and the smocking is great.

Julia said...

Love the crocheted trim on the sleeve. Your colors are so perfect! What a lucky bank teller.