I love this photo of my sister and me walking near the ocean in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, one night about eight years ago. My husband was just a few steps behind and caught us slowly coming together until we put our arms around each other. It was a very natural thing for us to… Continue reading I’m A Sewing Surrogate, Creating Special Gifts For My Sister’s Granddaughters
I must say, I've been on a real sewing bender lately. I've been putting all my skills to the test and challenging myself to expand in every way possible. How have I been doing this, you may ask? Well, I joined an online sewing group working on creating a children's wardrobe designed by my favorite… Continue reading A Sewing Journey Leads To Pure Joy
While sewing more back-to-school dresses for my granddaughters this month, I came across some new and exciting patterns at Violette Field Threads and just had to indulge as these were no ordinary patterns. They were vintage styles, and my heart sang as I saw all the pictures of the pattern testers' girls wearing lovely pinafores… Continue reading My New Dresses Exude Vintage Vibes
At the stroke of midnight this morning, the calendar flipped to the new month, and I was shocked to realize how quickly spring had passed. So June is now here, and I must accept that time marches on, even if my weary body is racing to catch up! As I look out my front door,… Continue reading While I Was Sleeping, Summer Snuck In
I was a little behind on making my quilt block this month, but I finally got around to it. The resulting design is called Posy Block, and how cute it is! In previous posts I mentioned my journey into sew-along quilting and how this is a yearlong effort, called the Heartland Heritage Block of the… Continue reading My April Quilt Block Finally Takes Shape
Sometimes when I sew clothing for my grandchildren, I have to ask my dear husband to package the new garments up and send them via the USPS with love! Then there are times when I know I'm going to visit my family and I can experience the joy of seeing the kids try on their… Continue reading Driving The Distance To Deliver The Dresses
I've been on a little-girl-dresses sewing kick this past week. And because I used the same pattern and the same material, I was able to make them all assembly-line style. Talk about efficiency! I sew regularly for my two granddaughters. I'll also occasionally sew clothes for other children in my family as desired. In this… Continue reading Dresses, Dresses And More Dresses!