It has been a whirlwind two weeks, the beach in Maine, New Hampshire, oral surgery, then Cape Cod, then home, then back to Maine for the wedding for four more days and now we are home and our summer vacation is finis. Other than some house guests in two weeks we are done with our summer sojourn for 2013. It has been great. We have gone to our traditional favorite beach in Maine but it's a secret. It is very unknown and very unpopulated and just a few private cottages on the shore. No Orchard Beach atmosphere here but just the best of Maine on a two mile stretch of wide beige sand. These are pics of the beach and the islands dotting them. The children enjoyed it all so.
After Maine it was off to New Hampshire and the oral surgeon. That went well and I am almost pain free with just a bit of stitches hanging on. We then did our visit to the Cape where we gifted my brother and family with Danny's project. You all know how wonderful that all worked out. Now it was time to fly back home, work a few days, and then head back to Maine for the wedding. And what a lovely wedding it was.
The wedding took place out on the edge of Two Lights beach and was lovely. It was simple, beautiful, respectful, and a joyous occasion for all. The couple wanted a very simple celebration and I applaud how beautiful and worshipful it was. The setting was magnificent. For the wedding I found a darling little dress that I thought would be better than the 3D outfit. All invited were in casual cocktail type summer dresses and this worked out perfectly. Now if you are five feet tall and have purchased anything sleeveless you know that the armholes reveal a rather disgusting display of your bra sides and this dress was no exception. My next post will show you how I fixed that. My sis had the same issue but fixed her's differently. She's taller and it didn't need quite so much alteration. The dress is a Cynthia Rowley linen shift of metallic silver linen. The fabric is gorgeous! It has tiny metallic stud type decorations straight down the center back seam from neck to hem and also around the neckline. It fit great except for those armholes. Here' the finished pic:
The armhole fits fine and God, I look like my mother! But that's OK.
Thank you, all of you, for your warm and caring comments regarding Danny's project. It really warms my heart to read them. I truly appreciate those who mentioned having a family member with mental illness and their understanding. I pray for your family's peace and successful sustained treatment for your loved ones. This closet of mental illness needs to be opened wide. I think it touches us all from those who have "family secrets" to those we see roaming our streets with all they own in a shopping cart. Let's bring it out in the open. While my brother's family worked together and closely with professionals to help Danny many others don't have that luxury. Let's hope a new day dawns when all who need treatment can get it and live their best lives.......Bunny. It's great to be back.