Barack and Michelle at our wedding?

Apparently, you can send a wedding invitation to Mr. and Mrs. President of the United States of America.

The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House Greetings Office, Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC
20500


He or she may or may not show up for the big event, but you'll get a note of congratulations from them - a.k.a. a very impersonal letter printed and stuffed by an intern, but still cool. I wonder if it works for Canadian citizens. I found it here.

That great photo of the Obama's at their own affair above found here.

Otherwise Engaged

Snippets from a very special day. It was a most wonderful surprise, a train ride and a float plane ride in one day. And now that 'that's' over, let the wedding planning frenzy begin!


sewing project

My hands decided that they were going to have a mind of their own and kept telling my brain, "I want to sew stuff, I need to sew stuff, I need to sew stuff now!" So my legs took me to the fabric store where I bought 2 meters of satin on sale ($3/meter), and then went home and started cutting. I had no idea what I was doing or was going to make, I didn't even measure anything, I only tried to make sure that the sides matched. (Hence the very uneven stitching.) Without any patterns or dress making know how, I ended up with this.


No pattern means you have to redo things over and over again. I think I resewed every seam at least twice. But no pattern also means you never know what you are going to get until you think you are done. Case in point: the straps. At first I wanted to tie them, but after draping just over my shoulder I decided to just leave it like that. I can flip the ends over to reveal the grey fabric underneath. Then there was the hem. I don't have a surger, (madly want one now after this project) and after doing a very ugly stitched hem, I decided to fix it by doing the only thing I could think of - stitching it back into the lining. So it's now a little shorter that I thought (or not thought). But I now have a new dress! Am I ever going to wear it? That's another story.
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