Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A lovely piece of fabric. . . .

I was blessed to receive this gorgeous piece of fabric from a new friend I met this summer at a sewing retreat. I knew that it was a very nice piece of goods, but later discovered that it is by Rose and Hubble!!!

I have pleated it up to make a little sundress. I have begun smocking it but it will be a while before it is worn. Maybe it will be for the new grandbaby on the way!!!

Details of my giveaway!!!!

If you have made your way here, you are eligible for the give away of this dress!

Above is a sneak peak!! This dress is a size 4 "Lydia" pattern from Bonnie Blue patterns, with a few modifications.
The contest won't "officially" begin until next Wednesday (that is when I expect my other inventory to be in) but you can begin anytime.
So, here are the rules:
This will be based on points and here is how you can get points.
1. One point when you post a comment to this topic.(one point per comment)
2. One point when you mention this giveaway on another blog (send me a link, one point per
3. One point for every dollar spent in my online store ( .
If you are needing to order fabric, you might want to wait until next week, and order
from me!!!
4. One point for any referral who places an order from my website. (send me the name of the
Also, please identify yourself if you use other names on the various forums and blogs, e.g., I might not know that Jane Doe, who placed an order on the website, is also "sewinsista" from a forum or blog.
The contest will end September 10 at 10pm, CST.
The one with the most points, wins!!!!
More later!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Christening gowns. . .

A favorite client of mine brought her grandchildren's christening gown by last week for me to add another name to the slip. This makes five names I have embroidered on that slip!!! It was hard to believe that five little babies have now (or, about to have) worn that gown for their special day.
It is always such a joy to get a gown back to do that special task. I always check it over carefully for any rips or tears that might need to be repaired. I want my gowns to be able to stand the test of time, so that they can be handed down to future generations of babies.
I love looking at the gown and thinking about the sewing I did on it. Then I just love to hold and play with the beautiful fabric and lace!!!
I really need a photo of this one!!!