Thursday, May 16, 2013
Hard to believe that our boy is two years old today! I am often asked how long I sew for the boys. Most importantly is the fact that this is my grandson, and not my child, so I respect what the parents want. So although I wasn't quite ready, I quit sewing for the boy several months ago. Fortunately, I enjoy playing cars and trucks every bit as much as I enjoy sewing!
Monday, May 13, 2013
The shop owner of "Thread" in downtown Tuscumbia, AL sent me this picture of her creation using pattern #123. Navy seersucker and machine applique' makes this a great outfit for a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing Alyson!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
As you can see from the cover of the newest issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine, the theme is Spring flowers. I must admit that creating a boy's outfit suitable for the issue totally had me stumped for a bit until I started thinking about what would interest a little boy in a flower garden. The answer.....a friendly grasshopper!
The plaid sunsuit with a white pique' yoke is made using pattern #120.
The design and instructions for the grasshopper is included in the magazine.
Friday, May 3, 2013
I like a traditional outfit for bringing the new baby home from the hospital. A simple daygown with old fashioned tucks, delicate pima cotton fabric, and a touch of white embroidery and lace.
In a perfect world, I would have a few daygowns packed away waiting for the next baby shower. Also, a daygown can be loving passed on to the next little one to become the family's "Bringing Home Baby" gown.
And a nice little bonus, don't know if you will need a daygown for a boy or girl? The lace around the neckband can be stitched on by hand after the gown is completed.
Monday, April 29, 2013
We were thrilled to finally take a little road trip with very good friends last week. The perfect day for a drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway. A picnic happened, the Dogwood trees were still in bloom, and we stopped at all the "scenic views" listed in the brochure. The speed limit is low, the road is curvy as you go north, and although I promised we would see deer, wild turkeys were plentiful instead.
Much like our life right now, our pace is slower and we don't know what is around the next curve. Many of you have asked lately how we are doing. Rex's memory is a little worse and he is a little more unsteady. We have good days and bad days. But, he is still able to enjoy the family activities and the grand kids. I told someone yesterday, "We don't like the journey that we are on, but we are thankful for where we are on the path."