Tuesday, October 7, 2008

For fine fabrics, I hope you will visit my website!!

Finally some pictures!!!

You have heard the expressions:
"Who could tell on a galloping horse"
"It's hard to stop a train"
Those expressions are what came to mind as I was attempting to photograph my grandson yesterday afternoon. The child was all over the place!!! But I did manage to get a few good shots!!
Isn't he an angel??

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sew Beautiful #121

I am so very honored to have been featured on the cover of the latest Sew Beautiful. This issue is the Baby issue and it is filled with gorgeous projects.

I want to make each one for our babies that are on the way!!!

Many thanks to Kathy Barnard for her lovely work on this!!

More completed projects

In the meantime, I have made Holt an outfit for church. This is the new pattern I came across and I love how it turned out. The shorts are a cotton blend of unknown content but the fabric is in shades of navy and tan. The shirt is made of ecru Swiss Batiste. I think the outfit has a vintage quality about it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sewing for the grandbabies. . . .

I know that I can now sew for a baby girl!!! It will be about another month before we know if the next baby will be a boy or a girl. But I am so anxious to start this sweet baby sewing that I dearly love, that I got out the project box from Martha Pullen School in 2002 that I had never finished!!!

I had taken the Wendy Schoen class of baby items and learned to improve my hand embroidery skills. After viewing Wendy's work, I was not sure that I could ever be able to embroider well enough to make my work acceptable!! Her work is beyond perfection!!

I have managed to complete 3 of the garments

Here is the first one. This is a daygown for a baby girl. It features shadow embroidered flowers and pink ribbon, feather stitching and granitos. The kit included blue lace tape, which I chose not to use but also the sweetest tiny Swiss embroidery trim, which is on the edge of the sleeve. This is my new favorite trim and I plan to order a bolt of this to use on some of the garments I will make for the new grandbabies.