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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Monday, February 22

A Fun Time With My Sew Sew's!

Lovely Crocheted Baby Blankets!  For a lucky baby!
We were all working on assorted projects today.  Only the blankets finished for show and tell!
Working on the SAGA class/program I am teaching for the French Hand Sewers. 
 Lorraine has done her Snail Shirring and is finishing up her bonnet to be ready for the next class.
I am hemstitching! 
I love to hemstitch.  It is so satisfying to see those loose little threads bundled into a pretty design.
We drank coffe and tea in pretty cups.
Jenny was knitting and Laura was finishing a slip with the Shell Hem.
The hostess told me she and her family built their house 45 years ago when they had 3 small children underfoot.  She had a 4'X10' space built off the family room/kitchen area just for her sewing. It is the perfect spot for a Mom with little ones to watch.  And there are doors to close it off so she could  keep those little hands safe.  It is a wonderful space!
This is  a very functional area.  Everything she needs right there!
Bits of odd lace pinned to her embroidered hanger cover.
What a pretty way to keep those  lace pieces  available.  It is hanging in her sewing area.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Miss Jeannie B. I wish you would do a "lesson" on the hemstitching you are doing in this post!!!! Absolutly LOVE it!!!!! I have always "watched" from afar and would LOVE to be doing it!!!! Love your blog, too!!!!!

Jeannie B. said...

Michelle, you are the second to ask. I have written it down in my "Blog book" so I will not forget it. I will do a Lesson on it. Give me a little time to catch up on some other things first but be looking for it! Thanks, Jeannie

Sara said...

I look forward to that lesson too!! What a wonderful time with your sewing friends!! I love those crocheted edge blankets!!

Elisabeth Rose said...

I love the crocheted edge baby blankets, too, and I wonder if you know what pattern was used? Is is something that is from a book or online? Thanks!

Elisabeth Rose said...

I love the crocheted edge baby blankets, too, and I wonder if you know what pattern was used? Is is something that is from a book or online? Thanks!

Jeannie B. said...

Dear Elisabeth Rose, what a lovely name. I wish my name were a flower! Anyway, my friends just sit and crochet and have no pattern. One day, I might learn it! I have seen books for Crochet Edgings in hobby shops. I do know that the two tone edging was done by using blue the first time round.

ShirleyC said...

I can crochet, but I've never done the tiny edgings like that. You are so lucky to live close to so many who share your love for sewing. Thanks for the pics.

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