Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday in Paris



It has been my life long wish to visit Paris.
Ten years ago today my sixteen year old daughter called me from Paris France. She was there on a trip with a group from her high school.
As I sat on my porch in Tennessee, and she in Paris, France, we talked over the miles and wept together as she described to me the experience of sitting in a Palm Sunday service in Notre Dame Cathedral. She told me how moving, how reverent and intensely spiritual it was to hear the hymns sung in French.
I pray for many blessings on all of you, my blogging friends, as we approach this Holy Week and remember and commemorate the life, death and  blessed ressurection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Au revoir!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter frocks!!!

I finally completed the Easter clothes for my three grands yesterday. Two white bishops and a jon-jon. While I have a few more years to sew for these precious little girls, I am sad to think this is probably, no likely, the last year to sew this type of garment for my grandson. He is four now and growing up rapidly.
The boy's jon-jon is a pattern by Michie' #117.  You only see one bonnet in the picture, but both girls will have bonnets. The other has already made it home with it's adorable wearer!!! The bonnet design is by  The Old Fashioned Baby.

















Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bishop Christening Gown

This is a gown I made two years ago. It is a bishop style. Bishop-styled gowns are one of my favorite designs for a christening gown when you plan on other babies wearing it someday. A bishop has a lot of give through the shoulder area, lending itself to fit babies of varying sizes.
Our family gown was made by my sister, all by hand , and was also a Bishop style. It has been worn by all our grandchildren, at very different ages and it fit them all. The test for it will be our newest granddaughter Millie , who was born the weekend before Mother's Day last year. Our church has one baby dedication ceremony each year and it is always on Mother's Day!!! So , she will be dedicated this year at one year old!!!
Here is Lacey in the gown at her dedication last year:

                                                                            
                                               The cap she is wearing is an antique, crocheted and has ties made of voile. She is wearing her mother's baby ring.                  

       

Friday, March 19, 2010

Laurie's having a giveaway!!!!

 Hope you will go check out my friend Laurie's great blog, Sewnso. Not only is she having a great giveaway, but her blog is chocked full of wonderful information, tips and tutorials. You could spend an entire afternoon there looking at all her beautiful work.

Here's the fabulous prize!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Martha's Pink giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Go over and visit my friend Martha, Southern Matriarch, who is having a FABULOUS pink giveaway!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dainty Delights

This is a daygown I started in a Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion in 2002. It languished in my UFP box for years. I couldn't believe I waited so long to finish it as I had most of the embroidery worked. When we found out in late 2008 that we would be having two more granddaughters, I got this and the other projects out and finished some of them!!
The gown is Wendy Schoen's pattern called "Baby Blossoms".






The bonnet is from Wendy's class at the school that year called "Dainty Delights".



The front of the skirt has those lovely dots I am crazy over!!! They are called "granitos".




Friday, March 5, 2010

Sweet baby Daygowns

Daygowns are probably my favorite thing to make for a baby. Here are two that I made last year for my granddaughters.
The design for the gown is by Lyn Holyoke shown in Sew Beautiful magazine issue #121. I made a few modifications but I really love the basic style of this pattern. All it is really is a bishop style without the pleating and smocking. It is simply gathered to a bias band


                        I made the blue version for Lacey .



And the pink version is for Amelia .



Baby Slip

I love sweet little baby slips. This slip was one of several projects at the Martha Pullen School offered in a class taught by Wendy Schoen I love all of Wendy's designs

I think it would be just as sweet to wear all by itself as a sundress



I just love this little pink polka dot kitty cat. I need to embroider her on something else!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Heirloom sundress

Another of my favorites. This pattern came from Carol Harris and was featured in Creative Needle.
So sweet for a hot July Sunday for church!!!




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