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, December 6

Sewing With Victoria


Victoria comes to visit me before Thanksgiving every year.

We sew.


And visit Coffee Call.


And sewed some more…..really hard. 

 Using my Mom's old Featherweight machine.

(My Brown Dog gives this quilt his seal of approval)

I had some putting together to do after she left but we were amazing!

Oh, and she helped me with Thanksgiving Dinner.









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Thursday, December 1

Boston Stitch Party 2017




I will be teaching in Boston at the SAGA Spring Retreat and I am so excited about the classes they have chosen for me.

Hand Embellished Baby Gertrude

Hand Embellished Baby Gertrude class is all about learning great techniques that can be used to embellish all of your wonderful garments.  This sweet slip is the canvas we will be working on. 

No Sewing Machine to lug to this fun class!


(antique baby dress/daygown from my collection)

French Handsewing For Baby

French Handsewing is soothing to my soul!
 In this busy, busy world we need to slow down and enjoy the feel of fine fabric in our hands as we take pleasure in each stitch we take.  It is not hard to do and you will be thrilled with your efforts.  I can't wait to stitch the  baby dress/daygown with you (suitable for boy or girl baby).  It's a copy of an antique in my collection and I know you will love it too.

Please go to the Smocking Arts Guild web site to join Saga and sign up for the Retreat.

Tuesday, November 29

My Stained Glass at Night



I can enjoy my old Stained Glass Window at night too.


The glow of the moon (and the street lamp) makes it sparkle in a whole new way!



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Wednesday, November 23

Pauls Quilt: Finished


I finished stitching the binding on my sons quilt on my driving trip up the Natchez Trace.

That was such a fun weekend trip to take with old friends.


I began this quilt Jan. 2013

(and yes, that was three years ago)

With quilts, I have no problem plodding along at my own pace.

I stitched it and had it professionally quilted by The Happy Quilter.
She is fantastic!



I need to finish embroidering the label  in time for his December birthday.

I can do it!



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Tuesday, November 22

My Stained Glass Window in the Fog

The fog this morning gave my Stained Glass Window a perfect white background.

It makes me happy!


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Sunday, November 20

Ready...


This is the first time my sewing room has been clean in months!
I taught my last class of the year and then spent serious time putting supplies away.

A pretty good tidy up, if I do say so myself.

So now I can not wait to fill the table with another project!!

Like a blank piece of paper.
Or a brand new year.

Ready for me to decide what it will be.


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