Friday, March 26, 2010

Sandy the seamstress

Sandy Hartzler worked many, many long hours the past two weeks, getting bridesmaid, flower girl, and mother-of-the-bride outfits ready for Christy and Matthew's wedding. It was a joy to help out and be around her as she worked.Marking the hem on a skirt.
Sandy is even more beautiful than she looks! She's a vibrant woman of God, and such an energy-giver.
Come the second week, Sandy was really missing being with her husband of 44 years who was home in Goshen, IN. As a thank-you to her for all the work, Matthew came up with the great idea to fly Phil out here as a surprise for Sandy. Upon returning from the airport, Christy told Phil to hide off to the side of the front porch, then told Sandy that there was a delivery for her. Sandy was stunned....
...then sooooooo excited!!! Phil and Sandy share a ripe and beautiful love, and it was such a treat for all of us to have both of them here together for a few days.
A grin from Josh, who popped out of the office to watch the arrival. He's such a trooper, keeping up the long hours required to meet deadlines, even though he's got a cold and sounds like a bass singer!
Lorrie helps out with some of the hand-sewing.
Matthew's Mom, Lisa: "I can thread a needle."
Sandy working her magic! She normally designs and sews custom drapes, so satin and chiffon were a bit of a shift, but you couldn't tell from looking at her work.
Lisa working on one of the flower-girl dresses.
Sandy the exuberant.
Trimming it so it fits just right!

"Sew, rip, sew the skirt,
Gently up the seam,
Merrily, marry me? Merrily, marry me;
Hurray for May 15!

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