Sunday, April 04, 2010

A new spring dress - Butterick 5454

The knit dress I sewed from Butterick 5454 is finally done!

It just needed the hem finalized and I was able to get to that last week. Even wore it to work. Decided after a day of wear that I love the fabric but only like the dress. The knit is just too soft for a wrap dress as the tie belt ends up pulling down during the day. I think I'm going to remove the tie belt, sew the bodice down making it a mock wrap and wear it with a wide brown leather belt. Besides a brown leather belt will go great with my shoes - because we all agree that it's all about the shoes, right?

This super easy knit dress took a few weeks to complete, but hey, I've been busy battling that ole brain cancer that decided to pay a visit to my boy.

By the way, he continues to do so well. I'm certain it's the power of prayer and positive thoughts everyone - you included - have sent his way. He finally received the okay to drive - just days before the radiation and chemo began. He began that four days ago and so far no side effects. The benefit his friends have planned to help him pay the ever mounting medical bills is less than one week away and we're hopeful many, many people will come out to support him.

During this past month we had a chance to spend a lot of time together. That has been such a blessing as we've had time to talk about things most people don't talk about. Like what would you do if you only had a short time left on this earth? While he battles the cancer, he's also realistic knowing it could very well come back sooner rather than later. But, like he said the other day, "Mom, I could sit on this couch and feel sorry for myself and tell everyone I can't do anything because I have brain cancer. But that won't change the fact that I have it. So I'm going to fight it and just continue to live my life."

That boy sure is an inspiration. Not only to me, but to many others. I hear it over and over from people I talk to. I hear it from his friends. I read it in the comments people leave on his caringbridge site.

So together we continue to battle his brain cancer. He battles it with radiation and chemo while I go to my knees and battle it with prayer. Pin It

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