Yesterday I finally finished the doll dress that I had been planning to finish every day since Monday. I still can’t get over how little I get done with Addie here. It makes me wonder how I ever finished a quilt when Chad was this age and I did finish a few quilts during those times. I also wonder how on earth my grandma got all her chores done when I’d spend almost the entire summer with them. They didn’t have frozen fish sticks and tater tots for dinner. She cooked real meals . . which I’ve done some but we’ve had our share of tater tots and fish sticks the past two weeks.
Yesterday it was about 3:00, the time we usually have dinner, and Vince said “What’s for dinner?” Dinner? I had no idea. I went to the freezer, grabbed a package of frozen tuna and stuck it in a bowl of water, seared it, made a “sauce” with brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. Grabbed a zucchini, sliced it like French fries, battered and fried it and stuck sweet potato “tots” in the air fryer. I asked Addie if she would try the tuna and she didn’t think so – fish stickers, regular tater tots and mac & cheese for her. Healthy meals will start again for us when I get back from MO.
Back to the doll clothes . .
Addie saw this pattern and thought it looked like a school uniform. I guess she sees those on TV because they don’t wear uniforms at their school. She picked out the fabric. Her favorite color now is teal. The pattern called for buttons on the little flaps on the skirt but she didn’t want buttons so that outfit is done!
She wanted a nightgown. I couldn’t get the pattern to print to the right size. The “this is one inch” square was coming out just over 3/4″. I tried adjusting every setting I thought would fix it and nothing did except 103% was still the same size and 104% was way bigger . . so not right so I just cut the pattern a tad bigger but I should know from quilting that a tad bigger on each piece ends up a lot bigger so it is a bit too large I’ll make another one and cut it exactly by the pattern.
Addie was thrilled with both of them and that’s what matters.