put pork chops and homemade sauerkraut (a gift from Rebecca) in fridge to thaw
sew G's dress
layer chops and kraut with apples,onions, caraway seed - set on timed bake
wash and prick potatoes; put in covered casserole with some butter and salt; also in oven
re-sew G's elastic cuff (refrain from swearing in front of the children)
grate carrots and dress; pile on lettuce leaves
set out horseradish pickles
Now, more importantly, Genevieve has a new Sunday dress. I realized she had no winter dressy clothes Saturday night as I was trying to lay out clothes for the morning. I mean, I sort of realized she had nothing, but all of a sudden I had to finish the dress I had leisurely cut out and laid aside a week ago.
Fueled by horseradish pickles, guacamole chips, and Ghirardelli dark chocolate with orange and almond, I finished that dress. At midnight. Full moon. And I made all the dumb mistakes you can make on a dress, but I fixed most of them. The lace at the wrists still has black thread showing (I'm going to fix that. . .sometime). The neckline still has an oopsie tuck. On straight seams, the plaids don't match (it's not very obvious). I also lost elastic down its casing no less than four times.
On Sunday morning, after Genevieve had put on the dress and started eating her Cinnamon Flop, the elastic in one of the wrists snapped from its casing. Grimly, I whipped out my sewing machine and fixed it. Again. And marched off in triumph to church.
Am I going to make more Sunday dresses? We'll see. I am going to sew a pinafore for this one, in any case. (pattern, fabric and lace all from Mrs. R)