Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Old pictures

I had been talking to Michie of "Creations by Michie" about her collar that is in the newest issue of Sew Beautiful that is inspired from a vintage garment.

I sent her a 1936 baby picture of my mother wearing a very similar collar.

We sent several email back and forth discussing the dress, the collar and the front placket.

I gave permission to Miche to post the picture on her blog so we could share it with everyone.

Here is the link.

PS. Every baby in my family is born with an extremely full head of hair. :-)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

20 Innings!

We spent the day (and the night!) watching the Cardinals play 20 innings yesterday.

For my daughter's birthday she wanted to go to a Cardinal game. We arrived about 1pm when the gates opened.

Neither team scored anything till the 19th inning. It was interesting hearing the entire crowd groan each time the ball was caught. :-)

Around the 17th inning (9PM) my daughter and her best friend bought "Build A Bears". I really appreciated that the store was still open. Everything else in the stadium (except one Hot Dog stand) closed down after the 8th inning (5:15 PM).

The game ended after 10pm. Cardinals 1- Mets-2. :-(

It was a very long day but, we all had a great time!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sew Beautiful Freebies

A while ago I posted some pictures of my great nephew's christening gown. Here is the link to refresh your memory.


The hand embroidery design was from Sew Beautiful's subscription gifts that was offered several years ago.

Sew Beautiful has just revamped their web site and is now offering several freebies that you can download including the embroidery design I used on Josh's christening gown.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Dress

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We all went to church in the morning then spent the rest of the day moving my youngest son into his new house.

Here are the photos of my daughter's Easter Dress.

The pattern is Sew Beautiful's Mary & Morgan. Here is the link.


I added a smocked insert band between the bodice and the skirt. I also added side seam pockets because of the cell phone that is permanently attached to her hand.

The fabric is from my stash. I desperately need to thin out my stash a littler bit ( well actually more then a little bit) before I get nominated for an episode of "Hording, Buried Alive". LOL :-)

Sorry the dress in this photo is wrinkled because I took this photo after church when I realized I hadn't gotten a picture of just the dress.

The jacket is my shrug pattern from Sew Beautiful #114.