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It's a beautiful day for a benefit

*** Non sewing post today. Feel free to pass on by and stop by later this week *** Today's the day. The benefit for my son starts in a little over three hours. I'm amazed at how quickly his friends were able to pull this together - after all, it's only been six weeks since we first learned he had brain cancer. If you're in the Twin Cities area you certainly invited to stop by. It's at Jersey 's Bar and Grill in Inver Grove Heights from 1 to 5 p.m. For a $25 donation ($10 kids) you'll get unlimited taco bar, beer and soda, entry into the door prize drawings, and a chance to bid on one of 40 silent auction items ranging from a television to loads of sports stuff to gift certificates to hand-stamped greeting cards. Kids can get their faces painted and everyone will enjoy the entertainment by Jeff Loven . Some of you have asked about making a donation. A PayPal account has been set up for that as well as an account at a bank. Either email me private

A new spring dress - Butterick 5454

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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