As a public school teacher, I welcome ALL children into my classroom. Each child precious, each child full of wonder, each child different. But occasionally there is one who needs more help than I can give.
That’s where my personal heroes come in to save the day.
Da da ta da ta da!!!
The Grande Ronde Child Center.
Here these children and their families receive the counseling and support they need.
But even heroes need money.
So I bought tickets to their recent fundraiser-A Wild West Buffalo Burger Feast staged in the same barn where my daughter Katie got married last fall.
But what ever does a girl wear to a Wild West Buffalo Burger Feast?
Perfect opportunity for another refashion!
I started with this thrift store skirt and shirt.
Sew new side seam of skirt.
Channeling my inner cowgirl now, I’m ready for some buffalo burgers.
For me the evening at the barn was a huge success.
Could anything be better than homemade potato salad, supporting a good cause, and spending the evening with good friends in one of my favorite places on earth?
Hard to believe, but, yes, it was EVEN better than that!
After everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Ruggedly Handsome Contractor Husband the dessert auction began. Tom, Linda, Barb and Craig won the bid on this amazing turtle brownie cake for Steve.
One of his favorites!!!
But it didn’t stop there…..No. It. Didn’t.
Our sneaky friends also won the bid on a print of a Don Gray painting called Homage to Jena and gave it to Steve for his birthday! The original hangs in the living room of Robert Sheehy. It’s a beautiful rendition of the Sheehy Barn. One of my Ruggedly Handsome Contractor Husband’s favorite projects ever!
How lucky are we to have such good friends!
How lucky are we to live in such a caring and supportive community!
We are truly blessed!
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Oh my goodness! You look so adorable in your new dress. oh and that brownie cake…yum! So many goodies on your blog today. Way to go! Sounded like you had a lot of fun there.
You’re so sweet Alice! We had a great time and supported a great organization at the same time! Hope your Sunday is relaxing!
Thanks, Paula! I always wish I had someone like you to help me dress for events!
Now that could be fun 🙂 Hmmmm, on location job in my future.
I think you might be on to something there!
Wish I had known about the buffalo feed-would have loved to have gone-Your dress is great! Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:02:39 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the first year I’ve gone to it. I guess they did it last year, too. If they do it again, I’ll be sure to let you know!!!! It is a great cause. I don’t know where we’d be without them!
Did you get to keep the painting?
Yes! It was a print of the original. Our friends won the bid and gave the painting to Steve for his birthday!
Cuute! You’re so talented.
Thanks Laura! And you are a very talented writer!
beautiful! Sounds like a perfect evening and you were perfectly outfitted 🙂 I’m glad we didn’t go (this time) though since Chris finally brought home the big one yesterday! I did get to meet your ruggedly handsome contractor husband at Union Market when making an ice/junk-food run for the exhausted crew…
Congratulations!!!!! What did he get?
a ginormous 6×6 bull 🙂
WOW! Bring pictures tomorrow!
Looking great as always, Beth!
Thank you so much!
SUPER cute! And what an evening full of surprises! That was a fun post! 🙂
We were definitely feelin’ the love last night! 🙂
Oh, and did you see your name on the “Good Neighbor Award” list (9-21-12 post)? Your fellow bloggers love you! 🙂
Oh yes! Thank you so much! I’ve been so busy, I forgot to tell you!
you have a great eye! I have been inspired to makeover a few things since I fouind your blog. Keep it up.
Hey Cindy! I’d love to see what you’ve refashioned! Send me some pictures and I’ll post it on my blog if you’d like.
Oh how I love buffalo burgers! We have them everywhere down here and passing a buffalo herd is about as common as any other herd. They are so lean and just wonderful! You looked so cute in that little dress…………and I thought the art piece was wonderful and what a big surprise!
Buffalo herds are pretty far and few between up here. The burgers were delicious and a real treat! I did buy two raffle tickets for a buffalo hunt. The people who provided the buffalo burgers are sponsoring a hunt at their ranch. The drawing is on Thursday night. I’m crossing my fingers to win.
I love what you did to create this dress! It is very cute and looks comfy!
I found your blog via Refashion Co-op! I am also a refashion girl!
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Thank you Helen and welcome to The Renegade Seamstress. I’m always happy to meet Refashion Girls! I’ll head on over to your blog for a visit, too.
Perfect outfit for what sounds like a perfect evening and there were winners all around!!! Wonderful, food, friends, birthday and your outfit, of course, is perfect! Glad you had a fun time and the cause sounds special…
Thanks for such a cheery, happy and inspiring post all in one! 🙂
Oh Louise, I literally got goosebumps reading your comment. I always look forward to what you have to say. Thanks so much for all of your encouragement!!!! It’s always just what I need.
I only speak the truth!!! 🙂 It is well-deserved!
So cute, Beth. What a fun day. And I see your photographer has forgiven you for the skivvie skirt.
Yes, all has been forgiven! 😉 Thanks for noticin’!
LOVE the dress!
Thanks Jennie! Happy Monday!
I gasped when I saw your “new” outfit! It’s absolutely adorable. I’m getting dressed right now to go thrifting and find some pieces to make that. I have the belt, just need the rest. I will be a loyal follower from this day forward. You rock!
Hey Darleen! I can’t wait to see your new dress. Please send me pictures. Have a GREAT MOnday!
Your dress looks great!
Thank you so much!!
Your outfit turned out great! Love the print on the skirt.
Thanks! I thought it looked kind of Western/Cowgirl.
You are too cute.
And YOU are so sweet!
Great vision for that outfit and it looks great on you! You make it look so easy Beth!
Thanks! I just hope to inspire people to try refashioning. I’m having so much fun doing this.
Have a great week!
Hi Beth – thanks for checking out my blog! I love this dress, it was perfect for the occasion. I haven’t sewn anything but blankets since I took a sewing class in high school, but you just might inspire me to break out & try something new!
Oh I hope you do. It’s soooooo fun!
Wow! What a transformation on that skirt and top!! Your skills are amazing! You looked great wearing the finished product! (Love your boots, too!) Fun post!
Oh, Daisy. You are so sweet. Thanks for all of the nice comments! Enjoy your weekend!
Your posts, your creation inspires me to blog again after I rested for more than 2 months. Been busy with a new job. Kindest regards
Welcome Back!!!! We missed you!
This refashion turned out beautifully… Love it! The boots are fabulous also…
I love all the things you have redone,especially the high waisted skirt attatched to the shirt.I also am a thrift store junkie,I go to our local goodwill everyday unless Im sick or out of town.I make cardigans out of pull over sweaters also,I hate pullover sweaters but I find cute sweaters to make into cardigans..
Oh my word, Cheryl, you get to go to the Goodwill everyday?!!?? How fun would that be. I bet you find good things! I agree on the pullovers, a cardigan works much better for me, too.
Enjoy your day!
OH, if only I found things too big for me at the thrift store! Can’t make it over very well if it’s too small.
Keep looking, there’s a treasure out there somewhere, I’m sure!!!