Saturday, October 29, 2011

Did you hear?

It's mah birthday!

Oh yes, it also snowed all over including NJ!!  It's the first time it ever snowed on my birthday.

Do you see my pumpkin there in the snow? (oh, and my pumpkin growing experiment was a big FAIL. So that's a store-bought pumpkin)
snow on my birthday, 10/29/11
My neighbor's tree couldn't take it; it looks like it collapsed under the weight:
snow on my birthday, 10/29/11
And here are three trees in various stages of de-leafing:
snow on my birthday, 10/29/11
So I had a nice lunch down the shore with my parents, then drove back to "beat the snow" but got caught in it instead. Once I got back to my house I took a nice 2 hour nap, ahhhh....

OH! So thanks for all the comments about the straight hair. It was SO much fun to have it straight for a few days and I got a lot of interesting comments on it at work and the gym and here on the blog. To answer your questions, it was flat ironed (not the keratin treatment) and done by my hairdresser. I had never had it straightened before. I'm not planning on flat ironing it myself, but I will have it done from time to time by my hairdresser. It seemed kind of weird the first two days and then I was really loving it.
So, it's back to curly, at least for today. ;)

Here's what I worked on tonight, New Look 6071, in progress. I picked up this pattern at the ASE.
New Look 6071
It's not done yet, but you get the idea:
New Look 6071 view A in progress

It's a pretty cool looking dress and the construction is pretty awesome, very simple in a way but it looks pretty cool. That v-neck is way low though and I'll have to figure out a way to make it more work-friendly.  It is actually a brown double knit though the picture color looks weird.

Funny that I chose a snowy day to make a summer dress but it's my birthday and I can do what I want. I might wear it in Austin for PR Day next month.

Be well and good night!


  1. Well, Happy birthday to you! Yes, you get to sew whatever you want on YOUR day!

  2. Happy snowy Birthday, Kyle! I like the dress, and noticed it has an option with sleeves too. I'd guess a nice black or contrasting color tank would make it work appropriate.

  3. Happy Birthday! Yes I have that pattern but have not made it up yet.

  4. First - happy Birthday!

    Second - can you believe how much snow we got! And I moved in that weather!

    Third - nice dress!

  5. Happy snowy birthday! Love that pattern and your new dress, just added that one to my "to get list:!

  6. Happy Birthday Kyle!

    Love the dress!

  7. Oh, that poor tree! It snowed all day in Jersey City but we never picked up all that much accumulation.

    Anyway, I really love the twist dress! I hadn't seen this new look pattern before but now I might have to add it my list.

    and happy birthday! :)

  8. Happy Belated BD!! That is a lot of snow for this time of year. Wow. Your brown dress is so pretty.

  9. Happy born-day to you! I can't wait to see your finished dress!

  10. Happy Birthday and very cute dress in progress.

  11. Happy Birthday Kyle! I hope it is as special of a day as you are! I pray you experience many more years of birthdays and fun. I still enjoy reading your blog!

    PS-That dress is gonna be great when it is finished, it already looks nice.

  12. AGH! I missed your birthday!!! Hope it was a happy one! And Ew for the snow!
    Gorgeous start on the dress- I hadn't noticed that pattern!

  13. I missed your birthday. :( I hope it was a good one, Kyle. Those pictures make me glad I live in So. California. It was about 85 here yesterday.

  14. Happy Birthday Kyle! Many blessings to you in the coming year. I can't believe it has already snowed where you live!!! Anyway, I am excited you are making this dress. It is probably going to be my next project too. Glad to hear that front is fairly easy to construct. I appreciate your thoughts on how low the front is too. Keep at it. It looks great so far!

  15. Love the dress. Yes, a tank would work and also a cami. I have a spaghetti strap tank to make dresses decent. There are some nice lace detail camis out there so you wouldn't have to do a lingerie look...


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