It was a sunny day here in Alaska. A brighter day all around for me.
If it seems like I had been a bit blue lately, I think I have. Not only due to the loss of a friend, but the chronic pain I seem to have been dealing with for several months now. I hadn't realized how much it was affecting me until I got to sleep one good night (last night) without pain. I had my left knee injected yesterday. I feel like a new woman today. I can pick up my feet & not shuffle when I walk. I had been walking like an old woman, way beyond my 53 years. The other knee will be done next Friday, & the true test of how good I feel now will be this Saturday when I'll have to work all day. We'll see how good the knees will feel then, but for now I'm feeling good!
Below is how it looks now.
It's loaded with stays, & hem webbing, & several layers of fusible stabilizer & some Timtex to flatten out the back, & make it good & stiff, per Irish Dance regulations. I also hand beaded crystal beads along the skirt to make sure none of the stuff on the inside works loose & slides out of place. It's been an amazing journey making this dress.