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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Friday, November 21

My Holiday - Lunch at Beatrice Potters Farm

I love Beatrice Potter.  

And it was fun to have a home hosted lunch in a farm once owned by her.

It looked very Peter Rabbitish to me.

And the country was beautiful.

For lunch we had yummy bread served in this pretty blue and white bowl.

And what do you think?  

We had the best Carrot Soup ever made.

A Peter Rabbit kind of a day!



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Wednesday, November 19

My Holiday - Yorkshire

I love Yorkshire!

We drove through the Moors on our way to...

the North Sea.

Our destination was the ruins of Whitby Abby that you see above the village of Whitby.

The ruins were on top of the hill and very windy.  
Also, very interesting.

Then we walked down 199 uneven, stone steps to the town.

We passed this cute Tea Room…that we didn't go in!

On our way to have the best Fish and Chips I ever had!!

It was a very fun day!!





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Tuesday, November 18

My Holiday - Castle Howard

We went on a tour of Castle Howard
It's really more of a grand house than a Castle and it is filled with beautiful things!
It's known for the filming of "Brightshead Revisited"

Click on picture to see the detail of this beautiful needlework on the pillow.



The pillow was tucked into a Cradle, next to an adult bed.


The embroidery on the bed skirt looked like pure Madeira.
Beautifully done.


There is beautiful art work through out the home.  I particularly liked the painted ceilings.

In the Chapel, there is a needle worked screen - William Morris.

My favorite part of the tour?

Seeing the rainbow as we   were leaving the beautiful home.

Monday, November 17

My Holiday - Duttons For Buttons!

Still in York.  At Duttons For Buttons.

Mother of Pearl Beauties!


Lovely Mother of Pearl Buttons!


Luscious Mother of Pearl Buttons!

What a fun store.  
They had some notions and other interesting things too!

And a trip to the pub for lunch after all that excitement!!







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Sunday, November 16

My Holiday - York Day 2



In York, another cute child's dress with cardigan.

Toot Sweet!

I love the way the dresses are paired with matching sweaters.


A walk along the ancient wall in York…..


…with beautiful views.

Amazing to me that they built walls around entire cities!

A treat for me to have Yorkshire Pudding in York!!

We have it with our Christmas Roast every year.

Yumm.





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Friday, November 14

My Holiday - York and a Cute Shop


Smocked Dresses in a shop in York, England!!

Wandering along the streets in the evening, we found this very cute Shop.

The name of it…Lace and Magic, along with the cute children's clothes in the window lured me right inside!

 This sign was promising but the lace was really mainly doilies and runners with lace edging.  Nothing to use in sewing.  

The Christening Gowns were not as pretty as our own "Heirloom" Gowns.  A lot of synthetic fabrics on them.

But the little dresses were very cute.  Lots of Smocking.
These made by Sarah Louise.

We saw a lot of cute Cardigans over the cute dresses.
It's cold there and they are much needed.


We went to the Evensong Service at the York Cathedral (the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe).  It was beautiful.  The scripture reading was John, same as my Bible Study at home.  And the Psalms that were sung were beyond wonderful.  

If you arrive a bit early, you are able to sit in the Choir, right in the middle of the heavenly voices.

York is a really fun place to wander about.

Having More Fun!!


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