Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Belated New Year!

It's been a crazy time in my life since early December, when I found out that my elderly father had been abandoned by his "girlfriend/wife" and was alone at his home even though he has advanced dementia.  I had to travel up to his town to get him, which involved a 5 day stay in the ICU for him after he went missing and had a heart attack and fell in a stream during a cold rainstorm.  Since then, he has been living in our home, and requires care 24/7 as he has not one, but two forms of dementia both of which are in the later stages. 

In addition to dealing with his mental and physical health issues (he has advanced prostate cancer as well as a major heart condition) I have also been coping with numerous legal matters as a result of attempted elder financial abuse, and accusations of domestic violence against him.  It's all kept me incredibly busy, especially since my husband has been out of town a LOT with some amazing gig opportunities that came up this month.  But, I have managed to sneak in a bit of sewing time!!

I have a few clients who are interested in suits, and I will be following up with you all within the next few weeks to see if you are still wanting to proceed with those orders.  Because of all the chaos in my life, and the weeks and weeks I spent doing suits, I needed a bit of a creative break from them, hence the continued delay on the remaining suit requests.  I was able to get my hands on some incredible beaded laces and evening fabrics back in November, so have been exploring these pieces and will be unveiling a collection of cocktail and evening fashions soon.  Many pieces are already done, except for a few finishing touches.  I'm enjoying this range of fashions so much, that I keep starting a new one, and haven't yet gotten ready to photograph and present the collection, so as soon as I can tear myself away from the fun of creation, I'll get busy with taking those pictures.

Here is a teaser shot from one of the gowns  -- 

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