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, May 27

Blue Embroidery

This cute little Baby Sacque is made from Baby Pinwale Pique fabric

You could use my Baby Sacque, Wrapper and Embroidery  Pattern to copy it.

Very summery!

The blue embroidery is what really caught my eye.  
I love blue and white combinations!

The embroidery is simple but very effective.  

Thank you Julie for sharing this with us.



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Wednesday, May 25

Last Day of Class!


This is the project we were stitching.

Pretty ambitious, I think.   And beautiful.

Jenny is demonstrating a stitch for us.
One of my favorites…connecting eyelets or beading as she called it.

I was  pleased to see that Jenny and I share some common organizational skills!

What I learned?

Being a student is hard work.
I learned practical ways to improve my stitching.
My love of Whitework keeps growing and growing 
English Sewing Instructors use alot more (and cool) adjectives.
(I can't wait to tell my own students how yummy  their stitching looks)

Learning new stitches is FUN!!



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Sunday, May 22

Whitework Class - Day 2

A group shot of all the Saga members and Jenny.

(We made up 1/3 of the class - Go Saga!!)

She had items for sale - very exciting for us.  
I bought some needles that Jenny claims as her favorite.  

This is my work space.  Notice all the light and magnification?
Much needed!!

Notice Jenny has one hand on top and another under the hoop waiting for the needle to poke through the fabric.

We were working with a sit on hoop.  

This leaves your hands free to stitch the poke method where you have one hand under the fabric and another on top.

Not my favorite way to embroidery but many of the stitches require it.

Here we are being taught a filling stitch used in Ayrshire Embroidery.

She is using large thread to demo but the proper thread in teeny tiny.

They are  exquisite when done.

Only one day of class left!!







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Saturday, May 21

French Acadian Sundress - Coming Along!



Many of you have Pre-ordered my upcoming French Acadian Sundress Pattern already and I want to give you an update on the Release.

French Acadian Sundress - Fancy View in Pink.

I am finishing up this pretty in Pink Sample, checking the pattern directions, drawing more illustrations etc.

And hope to be shipping it off to you soon!

So until May 25, the special pre-order price will still be available.

Thank you for your patience! 

 I think the wait will be worth it.




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Thursday, May 19

Teachers Go To Whitework Class -Day 1

Monogram worked in Whitework.
Whitework is my all time favorite!!

I am simply in love with it.

Mary Noll, Me, Susie Gay and Vaune Pierce
I flew to Virginia to take this Whitework class.

There were other Saga Teachers in class with me which made it very nice for me.

We had three days of intense instruction.

Jenny is demonstrating an eyelet in this photo.


Close attention is paid to every stitch she shows us.

The instructor , Jenny Adin-Christie, is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework.

This was the first day!

(more to come)









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Saturday, May 14

Embroidery For Babies Class at the Saga Convention


At the National Saga Convention in September I will be teaching a class called Embroidery For Babies.

It is a 3 hour class focused on teaching the proper method for each stitch to help improve students embroidery skill, so some embroidery knowledge is required .

Many ladies are never quite happy with the way their stitches turn out and there is nothing like a hands on class to figure out how to achieve perfect stitches every time.

Jeannie will take you step by step through each stitch showing you which needle to use and the proper tension required to achive the desired result in your own embroidery.

We will be working on a Ready to Embroider Bib - no construction…only fun!!


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