Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The first three photos were a wonderful surprise when they appear in Creative Needle Magazine Dec. 2007! I love the blue and white gingham and the white collar is perfect for a little embroidery and trim.
I added tiny tucks to the yoke before cutting it out and then decided that a little bow tie would be a nice touch. I had not made a bow tie in about 25 years, but it didn't take long before it all came back!
I was recently talking to a sewing friend and she had recently made bow ties for all her little grandsons to wear to a special wedding!
Monday, August 23, 2010
What a wonderful idea to use our sewing gifts to truly bless others in need!
If you would like to help with their ministry they have a great need for new or gently used onesies, sleepers, and daygowns, in either preemie or newborn sizes. You can mail these to:
Faith Presbyterian Church
c/o Ladies Mission
12855 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816-1025
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I found this VERY interesting video on youtube which supports my theory that hand work is a vital part of who we are and calms our soul and spirit.
After watching this video Anna has decided our goal for 2011 is to learn to spin. She claims spindles are inexpensive on knitpicks.com...We will see how that goes. :-)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I waited until they were approved by the agency and courts to adopt and celebrated that this next phase by piecing the quilt and doing the embroidery. Since I am not an experienced quilter (I can barely use a rotary cutter) I chose a simple pattern and decided to add some hand embroidery since that IS what I do well!
I'll keep you posted on the baby and quilt progress!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The trip is even sweeter when all of the adult kids are jealous of your concert tickets!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I pleated an inset with 8 rows (including the holding rows) and 52 pleats. Then I sized and tied off the inset so that it was about 3 inches wide. Next, I smocked the "Sea Turtle" and stitched 2 pieces of piping on each side of the smocking.
Following the pattern instructions, stitch piping to the top and bottom of the fabric piece and continue construction the outfit.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
He was much more interested in his new Birthday toys than meeting me.
He did recognize Anna from church and she got a big hug!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I loved reading about the many types of hobbies and crafts that you enjoy and for those who asked, "Yes, baking is a hobby" especially if you are someone who struggles with it "And reading also counts!" By my definition, anything that makes your heart go "pitter patter" and gives rest to your soul is worth pursuing!
I hope that you will take time to read the comments left on the blog. Who knows, you might be inspired to try a new hobby or bring an old one out of the closet! And now...... the winner is.......
Like so many others sewing is my first love. When mom passed away I got elected to pick up her love of crochet (which she taught me many years ago) and make sure every new baby in the family had a hand made blanket. And so I do. I also love photography. So much can be captured through the eye of the lens.
Please email me with your full name, mailing address and the pattern number or book that you would like at firstname.lastname@example.org.