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by toogie ( edited 31 Jul 2020 ) 30 Jul 2020

Update- I have made her a “Babushka” to match her dress- I had to piece my fabric but I don’t think it’s too noticeable-It’s not the inside. That is a seam. The piecing is on the outside right hand side in pic. I have to wait,to adjust her elastic, in a fitting.

Hello Cuties! Nora has another new dress! This one is using a 2011 pattern. I almost let her outgrow this pattern, as I am making all of them from the size 8. I didn’t use bias tape on the neck of the front and back. I lined yokes with same fabric, but I think it still gathered up well on the front yoke. I made off View A but no appliqué.
If you look to the left of pic there is my smallest Wisteria that hubby trimmed so drastically a while back. The second photo is the very large one that was ‘trimmed’. It hasn’t bloomed since trimming but if not this year then next if I can keep him away😉🙄 last photo is crepe myrtle for Chris!😂
Hope you like seeing these dresses. Hope you are all well. I will ask for prayer for my sister Sharon Sue- she was admitted to hospital with pneumonia, but I have learned now she has been moved to the Covid floor. I have left my number for nurse to call with an update when she is able. I thanked the nurse I did speak with for their care. I am very concerned... when I spoke with Sue sunday her cough sounded terrible. She told me twice if she died she wanted me to know how much she loves me.😢 she also assured me not to worry she would be with the Lord. I tried to tell her she would be ok. We don’t understand what the difference is,that makes some people more sick, while others may hardly have any symptoms. Sorry to burden you with depression news, just pray for her, drs, & caregivers.
Take care my friends.❤️Toogie


by pennyhal2 01 Aug 2020

I'm glad your sister is not on a ventilator. Regardless, I'm sure you are verry worried and stressed out. It sounds like the nurses are doing all they can for her and keeping you up to date is helpful.

Love your yard! Hide your husband's pruning shears. Works for me.

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toogie by toogie 01 Aug 2020

Penny the minute he sees what I'm doing he wants to take over so no hiding here. Sometimes togetherness is too much-lol-The yard used to be a lot prettier when I was able to weed flower beds. After a few years of saying to my kids that's what my husband 102 year old aunt gets for mothers day and I would like that, too and not getting it, I gave up and did away with my beds. Every year the old aunt's kids and grandkids all go to her house and weed her beds, mow rake whatever. Her yard is really pretty with all the different flowers. Once they clean it up from the winter she has a yard man mows for her. I doubt he fools with the flowers, but maybe. I just wanted my beds built back up with more soil and bedding plants.I even offered to pay for it. ...Hubby takes care of the yard with his mower and leaf catcher.

I haven't heard from the hospital. I do hope, no news is good news....

by sebsews 01 Aug 2020

The dress is another cutie! I have not heard the word Babushka in years!
Your plants look wonderful. Sorry to hear about sister. Praying for her and your family.

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toogie by toogie 01 Aug 2020

lol-we call it a head kerchief I guess but one of the pistues that came up when I googled was babushka. Thank you for everything.

by lbrow 31 Jul 2020

Am and have been praying for your sis, since you asked Toogie. Love the dress and the babushka. Your pics are great, crepe myrtles are lovely. Thought about you as my SNL came in with my milk and bread yesterday.. Stay well love you.

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toogie by toogie 31 Jul 2020

I spoke with the hospital about 6 pm-no change-still stable though-thank you

by mrskiki 31 Jul 2020

Added your sister and family to my prayers. The not knowing and separation from them is the absolute worst. Your dresses are cute and the grounds are lovely. Still so green! We in central TX are getting very dry. Thanks for the pics. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 31 Jul 2020

We have been dry too Nan until the last few days. Even though we have gotten some rain, we still could use more. I went out the other day to chop some saw vines with the hoe away from my Knock out roses. The ground was so hard my hoe wanted to bounce off the ground. The vines choke the rose bush and though the dry earth hasn't helped my roses the saw vines thrive well. I was so hot, the sweat was pouring off me. You can't be out long in this heat, working, for sure. I think of the people that do have to work in it. It must make them unbearably weak. I was drained in just a little while.
Glad you liked looking at the pics and always thankful for the prayers. Did you read below, my response to clintonmiss22? Of course, I did not get that call this morning. That is okay as long as Sue is doing well, but it would be nice to be informed.

by clintonmiss22 30 Jul 2020

Praying for your sister and her doctors, and you. Hope you hear from the nurses soon!

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

I finally got to talk to ‘a’ nurse although not Sue’s Nurse. She is NOT on the Ventilator, she was taken off the Bi-Pap, her breathing is better but are giving her oxygen with a facial mask. She is being watched closely and on heart monitor. Sue had gone into AFib when first brought in. Nurse said at the moment she is stable, but this is so unpredictable things could change. If so, they would call. I thanked her and I told her how much they are appreciated. She said she would ask Sue’s nurse to call when shift is over between 7:30-8:30 am and let me know how she made the night. I told her I appreciate that if she could, but as long as she’s ‘stable’ I feel better. Maybe I can sleep better tonight. My headache is better

by shirley124 30 Jul 2020

Another lovely dress. Nora will be so happy. Sorry to hear of your sisters illness. will be praying for her, you and family and those who are caring for all these patients. It is such a worrying time. Hope you get some news soon. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

Thank you Shirley, I appreciate everything...still no news.

by pennifold 30 Jul 2020

Hi Toogie, I'm so sorry to read the information about your sister. I do pray that she will be looked after really well.
That virus is surely persistent and in Victoria it has reared its ugly head and they are in complete lockdown. The borders are close and everyone who goes out has to wear a mask. There are some idiots who are refusing to, but hopefully they will change their mind!!
I thank you for your comment on the previous post re the Crepe Myrtles. My Mother had those trees in her home in Adelaide and they are a beautiful looking bush/tree. The colours are so diverse.
Her favourite is that bright pink/purplish colour.
I wanted to tell you also that the dress above is just gorgeous. I love that colour and the design of the dress is just so cute. Keep on sewing. I'm still making masks for our local Coffee Shop.
I'll keep you and your family in my prayers and will light a candle for Sue and you at Sunday church service. We have our Bishop of Newcastle coming to our Church. God bless you, love Chris

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

Thank you so much Chris. I often wondered and felt so bad, for families with love ones in the hospital, with corona virus. Patients, by the time they are hospitalized, don't feel like talking or unable to call home and of course, you can't be with them. I always thought it must be terrible to wait. It is.

I don't have the flower beds I used to have so the crepe myrtle sure helps with color. I had bought 2 for my front yard from a plant nursery. Then one of the bus drivers at school had started a small nursery and I bought about 10 in gallon pots. I almost hate to say because it was an unbelievably low price. Anyway, they lived and all these you see here were those $1 a pot plants! I can't remember how long they have been planted but it was some year after Avery was born.
I know you like blue but I hope you can see the gathered up yoke in the center loop. Thanks for looking but esp the prayers for Sue.

by asterixsew Moderator 30 Jul 2020

Sorry to hear about your sister. Yet again what a pretty dress, I just love the fabric

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

Stash fabric! the best kind-lol-thanks

by graceandham 30 Jul 2020

Toogie, praying for Sharon Sue just now. And for you, for strength to get through this with her!

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

It's the waiting. I left my number since last night and still no call. I'm ok if I knew she was responding.

We have had several family members with corona virus. With a family this large and living all over, it was bound to happen. One nephew and his wife faired pretty good and another niece. These were about the 50-60 year old age group. Then one nephew not 40 yet is still sick at home with it. He ran fever about 5 days and said he has NEVER felt this bad/sick. They have a huge house and he was able to quarantine himself from his wife and children. So far none of them have it and it's been 9 days since his onset. My nephew Sue's son (about 45) had it about 3 weeks ago with fever just one day.

by dailylaundry 30 Jul 2020

Toogie - your dear sister, Sharon Sue is in my prayers. Please let us know how she is doing - also, her care givers will be in my prayers - they have learned so much more on how to take care of Covid patients now - stay positive!! Please keep us updated. Nora's dress is lovely - the fabric is beautiful!! Also, I love your Wisteria (it will probably bloom next year) and Crepe Myrtle bushes - so very pretty! Take care - thinking of you! Laura

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

Thanks Laura, I wish I knew how she was doing, I sure would let you know. Nora doesn't know yet about the last two dresses. I need to check out my stash for something better to maybe smock. I need to keep busy, but right now I've got a doozie of a headache.

by sewdeb 30 Jul 2020

Oh Toogi, I'm so sorry to learn about your sister - I will be praying for her recovery until she is well and home again...
I love Nora's dress and I'm sure she will, too.
Your and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs*, Deb

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toogie by toogie 30 Jul 2020

Thank you Deb she is a nursing home patient about 2 hours from where I live. The not hearing an update is hard but I know they busy so I need to stay busy to keep my mind occupied.

by mops Moderator 30 Jul 2020

Another lovely dress, Nora will have a nice choice of outfits this summer!
I am sorry to hear about your sister. I hope she'll respond well to the treatment they offer her. Hugs and prayers.

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toogie by toogie edited 31 Jul 2020

Thanks about the dress

Sue has COPD, diabetes, and other health issues. It’s hard not knowing