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The Girl in the Photo

by Kay~Kacey on 9/10/2008

Remember when I wrote about The Face in the Mirror? Who was that woman I saw staring back at me in the mirror?

Well, I was looking through some old photos…trying to write a post on how I still own some clothes that I’ve had forever. And still wear them! :roll: Well, as usual I got sidetracked. I came across this photo from my high school senior prom. Who WAS this girl? So young. Great curly hair that she worked so hard to straighten because straight hair was “in.” :wallbash:

prom dress

I made that dress by the way. It was awesome. A shear layer of white with tiny yellow roses over a white taffeta type under layer. Backless with just that sheer capey thing covering the back. Yellow roses from my high school sweetheart for a bouquet. I still LOVE yellow roses. Always have. The dress had miles of a tiny rolled hem. I loved that dress.

I was quite the seamstress in my younger years. Made blazers, a winter coat!, dresses. Now I only sew to repair things. If that. I used to quilt, but I haven’t made a quilt in like 10 years. So how about you? Did you have a hobby you enjoyed when you were younger, but just never do it anymore? You know, I bet I’d really love making another quilt…

(this post was brought to you by my totally rambling thoughts…)

EDITED TO ADD: I TOLD you guys I was losing it!!! I forgot to put in the picture!! I added it now. Sigh. Thanks for the heads up Mental Mama!!

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Amy September 10, 2008 at 7:00 am

Playing the piano. The sad part is I have my piano from childhood in my home. I go through spurts, but I really should take it up again. Thanks for the nudge!

Blogarita September 10, 2008 at 7:12 am

I used to write poetry. It wasn’t great, but it was good enough to win a couple of contests in jr. college. I haven’t written any…haven’t even wanted to write any…for about as long as I’ve known Spouse Guy. I guess it’s because I have a happy life now, so no longer have fodder for the poetry mill.

It’s a good trade.

Mental P Mama September 10, 2008 at 7:18 am

I may have lost the last bit of my mind, but I don’t see a picture. Help! :typing:

Debra September 10, 2008 at 7:28 am

I went from highschool, to college, to married, to having a baby as a busy working mom. I didn’t have time for hobbies. After putting my child to sleep at night I would read. My major in college was Secondary English Education and, although I never taught, I was a voracious reader — still am to some smaller extent. Now that I am older, my child has grown with babies of her own, I now have time for me. If you follow my blog, you’ll know I am passionate about photography. Other hobbies are scrapbooking and making jewelry. I embrace my over 50 years! I love that I have time to do the fun things in life.

TSannie September 10, 2008 at 7:42 am

Isn’t there a picture to go with that prom discription???

Used to do copious amounts of needlepoint…haven’t in years and years. Now I take photos of tombstones. Those two hobbies have so much in common!

And DO share that photo, Kacey!

Kacey September 10, 2008 at 7:52 am

Well, crud!! I forgot to add the photo!! Did I not TELL you I was losing my mind?? I went back and added it! Duh.

Suzanne September 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

You look beautiful and so does the dress!! (Glad I got here after you put the photo in, LOL.)

Gayle September 10, 2008 at 8:58 am

Wow, I really admire your sewing ability. My mom sewed. I learned a little from her, but not much.

I used to play the guitar. I wasn’t very good, but I loved it. The only thing I played were John Denver songs. Occasionally I wish I still played, but not enough to get back into it!

Dru September 10, 2008 at 9:09 am

I used to do a lot of crafty things like knit, crochet, jewelry making, scrapbooking and collect celebrity photos. I also use to write poetry and haven’t done that in awhile.

Deb September 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

Let’s see, I used to macrame, ceramics and lots of needlepoint. I even crocheted doilies back in the day. But today, I blog, of course, scrapbook, do paper crafting and stamp. Not as much as I truly want to, but enough to say I am still active in those hobbies. I don’t miss those past hobbies, I just like to think I’ve evolved. I wonder what it will be 10 years from now?

Tori Lennox September 10, 2008 at 9:58 am

The only thing I was really interested in when I was younger was reading which hasn’t changed. :)

You look so young in that picture!

Kate September 10, 2008 at 10:04 am

Oh, there you are! You look the same to me! I used to sew but wasn’t the seamstress that my mother was, nor did I want to be. I got into quilting for awhile and made some lovely things. Trapunto was one of my favorite things. Got into cross stitch and then out and now really, it’s photography. I have always enjoyed taking photographs and see pictures in everyday things to this day.
Love your post and am so glad that others out there are losing their minds, just like me.
:coffee:

BearNaked September 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm

I have always enjoyed sewing.
When my children were younger I made all their clothing and mine also.
Also draperies, bedspreads, sofa and chair covers.
I find now though I am having dificulty sewing because of my eyesight.
Too bad because I probably still have about 10 MILES of fabric in my sewing room.
I kid you not!

Bear((( )))

Michelle Willingham September 10, 2008 at 1:37 pm

I used to quilt, a long time ago, but I never could sew clothing. My mother was (and is) amazing. The problem is, I would cut out the pattern pieces, come home from school, and then the dress would be hanging up. My mother never could wait!!

TSannie September 10, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Adorable photo there, Kacey. Don’t worry, in the mind-losing department you have WORLDS of company! :crazy2:

dlyn September 10, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Too funny Kacey – that is like sending an email without the pic attached! I did used to do a lot of needlework while I watched TV, but now I screw around on the computer instead. I have probably a half dozen half finished projects that I will never complete.

sweet jane September 10, 2008 at 4:13 pm

You look amazing in that dress! That photo reminds me so much of dress my great aunt had made for me. She even had a bouquet of flowers made to go with it, very similar to the ones you are holding only mine were pink.

I kind of fade in and out of the same hobbies. Just this past weekend I made my very first quilted wall hanging. It was fun but the perfectionist in me kept trying to creep out and pick apart the seams that didn’t match up.

Lynellen September 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm

It’s so funny you posted your prom dress today! I posted pictures of me at prom the other day. I too made my own dress, which was white!
http://lynellen.blogspot.com/2008/09/prom-revisited.html

I still love to sew costumes and fancy things.

Cheryl St.John September 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Wow, do your kids ever look like you! Fun pic!

Jeannelle September 10, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Fun to see your old prom photo! We of this generation must all be so similar……I, too, made a prom dress and most of the clothes I wore in high school, and many of my friends sewed their clothes, too. It was just really IN at the time. My first child was a daughter and I made many dresses for her, but after more kids came along, the sewing faded away and has never returned except for, yes, doing the mending! Great memories, though……thanks!

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