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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Tuesday, April 15

Threads of Love Convention


These gowns show the many different sizes that are made by the Threads of Love Ladies.

Last week Threads of Love held their Convention.

There are Threads of Love Chapters all over our country and some members made the trip to Baton Rouge to attend.

Above  you can see a picture of one of the many Display Tables put together by different Threads of Love Chapters.  It is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and be encouraged in this Ministry.

There are ladies who share their love and sewing skills by making tiny garments for Babies who were born too early or in distress.

These are Lovie Dolls.  The Mom sleeps with the Doll so it will have her scent on it, then it is put inside the bed with her baby to give comfort and calm the baby.  

One year the children at my Church made Lovie Dolls for the Babies. Even the littlest children could stuff the Dolls.  They were very serious about their job as we explained what they were used for.  And prayers were said for the Babies who would receive the Dolls.


Here we are at lunch, eating a wonderful meal and listening to the speaker tell us about her job as a Neonatal Nurse.


 
Women were able to learn new techniques used to embellish the garments.  

I was there only one day teaching but the Convention lasted longer.
And I am sorry to tell you that I did not take even  one picture in class.  We were too busy!

"As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."
1 Peter 4:10


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Saturday, April 12

Victoria's and Grams Quilt - Update.

I picked up Victoria's quilt (and I am claiming partnership with her!) from the quilter.

I love it!

The only thing left to do is stitch the binding around the edges of the quilt.

I love the quilting.  It's very 30's looking flowers.
I already knew Charlene would do a wonderful job of quilting  it!

Charlene (the Happy Quilter) puts all her customers quilts into a nice bag for pick up.

This is a picture of me.  
I feel like a real quilter now!!

Victoria wants either a purple or yellow binding.
I'm waiting for her to  choose which, and then I can get busy!


Which fabric/color would YOU choose?

Yellow or Purple?

(no other choices allowed!)



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Friday, April 11

Embroidered Flowers.


This is an embroidered flower stitched by my Hand Quilting Neighbor.


I think it is amazing that little stitched X's can result in such a pretty picture.


And, I'm not sure that I don't like the quilting best of all.
Tone on Tone - it's like white puffy embroidery to me.

I love it.
Jeannie Baumeister

Tuesday, April 8

A Blue Bonnet


Blue Linen Hemstitched Bonnet with sweet Rosebuds!
Stitched by a student from the Victorian Smockers workshop.

It is so pretty! 

She made it using the drawing I did on the board.  Just an idea for a bonnet to match the dress they were making.

And she stitched it into reality!

Lovely.


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Sunday, April 6

View From My Workroom Window

This is the view from my workroom window.

There is a table under the window where I sit and work.

The air coming in the window is Rosy perfume.
Heavenly!

In early spring the roses are a deep pink.

And I can see the Louisiana irises blooming too.

This is outside looking up at my window.

Have a very nice day.



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Friday, April 4

Cute Embroidery!

I love embroidery!

This embroidered Quilt is hanging on the wall in Charlene's Sewing Room.

Each square has  cute embroidery. 

And the primary stitch is the Back stitch.

It makes me want to embroider cute squares!



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