Monday, August 22, 2011

Greetings from the South!

While I've only been here for one week, it seems more like a month; it has been that crazy and busy! :) School started on Wednesday, and I'm in seven classes this semester, not counting the one in which I'm auditing. It feels like eight classes, since I am technically in eight, but just will not receive the credit hours for it. Even if I WAS registered for it, the 3 credit class does not count toward any degree.

My current living situation is with a family who lives not to far from the campus, but out in the country enough to step outside and hear nothing but nature and nearby cattle. Perfect for evening walks. A more permanent lodging is being looked into, and I'd be able to move in about 2-3 weeks. I'm praying that it will work out, Lord willing, of course.

Over the weekend I was able to visit some health food stores to pick up some things, and afterwards stopped at a Goodwill that I would go to when I lived in the area last semester. My visit was not wasted either. I came out with a soft and oh-so-comfy dressy black turtleneck sweater by Ann Taylor Loft, and then a green cotton Banana Republic skirt.
But this isn't an ordinary skirt! It has the c.u.t.e.s.t pleated hemline you ever did see. It goes around the entire hem of the skirt. It's (very) roughly 8" in length (just my wild guess) with even sections of 6 pleats sewn down about 2 1/2" or thereabouts. It is very retro looking. Think "Jane of Lantern Hill," "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," "The Magic of Ordinary Days," or any other 30ish era movie.
Sorry ladies. This one is not going up in the shop. Eventually a pattern will be made off of it, and reproductions made. It just might be awhile. Hopefully once I can get established in a room, I can pull out my sewing machines, and provided I have enough time to sew. :)
Until next time...


Marci said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this post! I've managed to miss your sister both yesterday and today & have been checking 2-3 times a day hoping for some info. I'll be praying for you & all the details to fall into exactly the right place.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are getting settled in somewhat and I hope the permanent lodging works out for you and also that you do end up with a place to sew! :)

Cheri said...

You ladies are so kind to comment! Thanks for the warm-well wishes, also.

Elena said...

I´m glad to know you made it safe and sound, and I can´t wait to see the skirt´s reproduction!!! :-) Maybe in the meanwhile you could post a photo of the skirt?
Hope you enjoy all your classes. You do seem to be very busy with that many clases!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Cheri, Just wanted to give you a head's up that we are linking to your blog posts about the 1914 Edwardian Dress we purchased from you on Ebay a long time ago. ;-) I hope you don't mind. Here's the link on Ebay.


Cheri said...

Elena, I'd be happy to provide you a full length shot of the skirt once I find an established living situation. Hopefully that will be in the next week or so, Lord willing!

Happymom4, Thankyou for sharing! I forgot about that dress quite honestly, and when I saw that you were selling it, there was a little tug inside to buy it back from you. :) But my reason for selling it was because there was no occasion to wear it, and sadly that still stands. ::sigh:: I hope it sells well for you!