So it’s Wednesday afternoon and I’m reheating 3/4 of a shepherd’s pie for tonight’s Lenten potluck. . .seems as good a time as any to update my blog.
The shepherd’s pie is left from the lunch I cooked for the circuit pastors yesterday. I had made two 9×13 pans overflowing with meat and vegetables and mashed potatoes (literally. . .still need to clean the bottom of the church oven, oops) but since there were only four pastors plus the kids and me. . .there were leftovers. Which is fine, because that meant I could spend this afternoon sewing instead of cooking.
I made the belt for Twirly Girl’s Easter dress; my first attempt at making eyelets went fairly well. I also sewed the lace trim to the neck and sleeves, so all that remains is the hem and a petticoat. Yes, petticoat! She chose a 1950s pattern this year (Advance 9409 for any vintage pattern geeks out there). Pure coincidence, but my dress (an Ottobre pattern) also has a bit of New Look flair. It’s one that I sewed last fall but still need to hem; I’ll be totally overdressed (silk taffeta) but I’m always at least somewhat overdressed for this town, so there you have it. The funny thing is that the past few years, we seem to keep wearing matching eras for Easter. . .but only the first year, Regency dresses in 2010, was intentional. In 2011 we both chose 1910s patterns; in 2012 we wore more or less modern styles. Wonder what we’ll wear next year?
It’s unseasonably warm today: mid 60s. I should enjoy it while it lasts, but since this is Wyoming instead I find myself waiting for old man winter to return with a vengeance a few more times before warmer days. Meanwhile I’m wishing for some humidity. . .I’m not the only one in the house with a dry, nagging cough. Not fun.
And. . .it’s time to head to church. Hope that shepherd’s pie is hot!