Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Saturday, August 27

Charlene's Sewing Room - August

Perfect place for sitting and stitching!
Every time I visit Charlene (The Happy Quilter), I leave with the  conviction and great desire to seriously tidy up my Sewing Room.

She has customer quilt tops ready to quilt.  All hanging in the order she will quilt them.  First come, first serve.

Like me, she has a sewing business which makes it much more difficult to keep things neat and put away. 

 But she does it!

Her storage is an art in itself.

Her quilts are artfully displayed all over her house.

She has a Featherweight too but hers is gleaming!

I actually do go home and spend hours cleaning up.  

And it does help.

But what I don't have is this huge closet.

Room to put everything away.
And it is also neat as a pin.

Which saves her hours of time, looking for things.  
That is my real motivation.

Last of all.  This stitched and framed picture.  
Just looking at it makes me happy!

I can use one of the  Bird embroidery designs in my Jeannie B. Embroidery book.  

And just stitch  "sing" under it.



"O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth"

Psalms 96:1





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Monday, August 22

Stitching an Old Fashioned Baby Dress

I am busy stitching in preparation  for the Saga Convention next month.

This is the project for one of the classes I am teaching!

It is a sweet little Baby Dress.

No pattern for sale for this dress at the moment.

Maybe after convention.

Smocking Arts Guild of American.

It's who I am.


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Thursday, August 18

My Quilting Journal




See all the squares to my quilt.  Slow Sewing - doing them by hand.
I love them. They are so soft and delicate.  Perfect!

I use a composition notebook to keep track of what I am doing and how I do it.
How else would I know?

These are the notes for the quilt I am hand stitching for me.  Click on picture to enlarge and you can see the photograph on the left page that inspired me.  I wanted a soft airy, already old and faded look.

Really, I won't know if it fits what I am picturing in my mind until its done.

This is from the Shoo Fly quilt I finished for my son.  I have my notes from the beginning, which is what I pictured in my minds eye.  And the changes along the way.  And even the finished product on the next page.

And my Brown Dog follows me everywhere.


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Thursday, August 11

The Dress - Exquisite!



The Dress  made using  OFB pattern "Antique Toddler Dresses".



Mary Kate and her twin brother Chat.



These photographs take my breath away!

The dress was made by her Grandmother, Sherry.

(thankyou Sherry)



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Tuesday, August 9

"My First Sew"

This was the first time my youngest Granddaughter came to sew with me.

She was so proud of her very first stitching.  She declared it "My First Sew" and is saving it.

She stitched the left over quilt squares together to make a Bag.

She is a natural sewer.  Very precise and careful.

And she loved it!

Next, she made her intended project.
A Sundress/Nightgown.


Of course we had a Tea Party before they both went home.




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Saturday, August 6

Two Kids Sewing

Two sweet  Granddaughters visiting.

I love seeing them each at their own machine.

Victoria is my quilter.  
We started a quilt for someone special.

And I love that she loves to use my Mom's Featherweight Sewing Machine.

We were discussing how much time is involved in quilting even BEFORE you begin to stitch it.  And that no one appreciates how much time is involved. 

Above you see the lay out of the quilt we are making.
(we are kind of making it up)

It took ages to get the squares that you see above into just the right order.


And while we were out of the room…. my Brown Dog went into the room.

It took quite awhile to get the squares back in order.

Quilting tip:  Close the door if you are laying out a quilt on the floor.



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