I showed you the material I was working with last week for purposes of making dresses for my mom and two nightgowns (one for mom, one for me). Now I'll show you the end products.
The first dress is a palm leaf print in shades of fuchsia and purple. Originally I made it with a round neckline. But after trying it on I thought it would be uncomfortable for mom as I cut the dress a little too small. The width also seemed slightly too small. So I ended up adding side inserts to make the dress fuller and decided to turn the neckline into a v-neck for greater comfort. (I've mentioned before that I don't work with patterns. That always makes working on the necklines and sleeves a bit fiddly and I end up making a lot of adjustments to make it all work.)
The last night gown in shades of light gray and white, is for me. I'm not sure what kind of fabric it is but it is very lightweight and perfect for hot, muggy summer days. I cut it a bit full but because the fabric doesn't stretch much. It isn't baggy once on.
I have enough fabric left to make a camisole and sleep shorts.
First I'll try using the nightgown and see if it breaths before I make anything else out of the fabric.
I still have to modify the dress I showed in my last post (see photo below).
If I can find just the right fabric for a slip I might make one before I pay mom a visit.
She is getting anxious for another visit soon.
|To be modified.|
Proverbs 31: 19-20
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle,
And her hands hold the distaff.
Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
I mentioned in my last post that Jonah of Missions of Hope, Kenya and a man from Pokot country in Kenya were both doing well post-snake bite.
In fact Jonah was released to go home though he had to return to the hospital a week later for check up.
The Pokot man was doing well after the graft surgery on his leg and ready for release about the time Jonah returned for his check-up.
That was about a week ago.
Now both of them are in hospital.
Jonah was examined very thoroughly and underwent extensive testings of blood, urine and x-rays to examine organs and bones.
He had been having problems breathing and the tests established that his lungs are enlarged. He is also experiencing joint pain. The heart and lung specialist is considering surgery.
In the meantime he is on medication.
The Pokot man has regressed and is doing poorly.
He didn't have funds so was unable to undergo extensive examination or testing.
As of Friday the man has been thoroughly assessed. The Eldoret doctors are waiting results and consultation with doctors in Nairobi.
I've read on line that snake bite treatment is one of the most expensive things to treat in the USA once you are bitten by a poisonous snake as these men were.
The treatment and recovery period can be anywhere from a week to many months.
The health care in Kenya is also expensive.
Please keep both of these men in prayer.
We are grateful their lives were spared but now we pray for a quick(er) recovery
so they can get back to normal and have the stress behind them.