because it was 'medieval looking',
so, of course, I LOVED it!
The pattern is 'NEW LOOK #6614',
if anyone's interested.
I had to adjust it a LOT!
It took me a while to finish because the bodice
has 10 panels and I lined the whole dress!
Mom declared that she wouldn't be helping me,
so I could practice figuring out a pattern on my own,
and I did just that... all on my own!
I was so excited!
(She was willing to do the invisible zipper in the back, though,
because I didn't want to risk messing it up!
I finally finished it Friday
and thought I'd share...
It took me forever to decide on fabric.
Mom pointed it out and I wondered,
'Is this ugly?'
But I ended up liking it.
I have no idea what color it is!
Anyway, our friends came over Friday
and we had a great time!
We did some duets on the piano and violin...
Her and I are teaching ourselves how
to play the violin.
I started my lessons 2 weeks ago, so I'm a little ahead,
but I'm sure she'll catch up fast!
We took our violins to church last night
and I tuned hers and played some songs.
It was fun!
I thought I'd share some videos
of 3 of my favorite songs to play so far...
(you can stop my blog's background music in the sidebar)
This is called 'Country Gardens'
(Please note I just started learning,
so there are some mistakes:)
This is 'Can Can'...
This one is really fun to play!
It's called 'Fanfare Minuet':
I also really like playing 'Dixie',
even though I'm a born yankee ;)
Oh! The Lord is so wonderful!
I read today in my quiet time:
a strong hold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him." (italics mine)
He's really been speaking to me lately
about faith and trusting in Him.
As Louisa M. R. Stead finely puts it,
"'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know "Thus saith the Lord.
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him oer and oer!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!"
He is so good to us!
To God be the glory,
great things He has done!
I hope everyone's having a great week so far!