Here it is...my Chetta B after 9 hours at work and it still looks good. This turned out to be one of those "feel good" dresses...you know the ones, you feel comfortable and confident in. I see at least one more in the near future, probably the long sleeve version. I have a red knit that I planned to make the initial Chetta B, but then Fabric.com came through with their fast shipping and this knit print just screamed to be first. Today is my day off and I have been busy doing other things besides sewing, despite having a couple of jobs to do. I went to the hardware store to get some odds and ends for one project and then hit my favorite local thrift store that is only open twice a week. I made the buy of the century...I got a really nice Worlds of Wonder playpen (do they still call them playpens? I think the are "play yards" now) for the ridiculous price of $1.00.
It is beautifully clean and even has the original sheet to go over the mattress. I was suspect when I saw the price, but figured it is a good charity and I could always bring it back for them to resell it if it didn't work for me. It came with a nice carrying case, so now Grandma is ready!!! No pressure, Kiddo! My friend Charmaine just emailed me that she is going to be a Grandma for the first time. I'm excited for Charmaine. I know my day will come. I received a cute forward the other day about first graders describing what grand parents are. One child wrote "Grandparents are really old people who like kids". I guess that qualifies me!