Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick or Treat!

A birthday party along with trick or treating is planned for our house.  Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion are both expected to make an appearance and are now old enough to think that a party for Grandda is pretty exciting!  


Monday, October 28, 2013

Holly Embroidery Design

A Holly embroidery design for your Christmas stitching.

 Shadow stitch with French Knots.  DMC: 321, 699

    Satin stitch with Granito Knots. DMC: 321,3346,3347

Just a few ideas to get you going.  And what am I stitching on these days?  A birthday jumper for the girl and smocking her Christmas dress!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas Sewing

Although I am still getting use to the idea of it being October, it is time to start making plans for Christmas sewing!

You can look forward on the next few blogs with as many Christmas ideas as I can think of and a free "Holly" embroidery design.  The above picture is from Creative Needle Magazine 2006.  The dress is made using pattern #122 and is made out of white pique, red rick rack and hand embroidery.

Do you ever wonder why the children are often barefoot in the photos?  Shoes simply add nothing to the photograph and are often distracting.  :)


Monday, October 21, 2013

A Bit Of Sewing

A 1979 Simplicity pattern from my collection, some pretty cotton fabric, a cool rainy day, and a 3 year old who needs a dress.  Does it get any better than that?


Monday, October 14, 2013

A Daygown For Baby

Sweet and simple, tiny buttons down the front and a touch of embroidery.  Soft pima cotton or flannel for baby.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Featherwale Corduroy

Featherwale corduroy is one of my all time favorite fabrics for Fall and Winter sewing.  It is soft enough for smocking while at the same time just warm enough for our mild winters in the south.  

What's on my list for corduroy?  I have turquoise for a dress with smocked snowmen, hot pink for an appliqued jumper, and black for a dressy coat.  A little sewing time would be nice now....  :)


Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Inspiration Board

A peek at the Fall inspiration board.  I love to fill it with seasonal colors, new ideas, and old photos that make me smile.



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