I hope you all had a joyous Easter. The Ferguson family had a fabulous week of Easter celebrations! We saw both of our children with all four of our grandchildren, but not at the same time. A good bit of sewing was done before and after their arrival.
Saturday we joined our son-in-law’s family for Easter dinner. 5 yo Vivian Rose was resplendent in her mother’s 35 yo Rebecca’s Bow Dress, with her curls confined to elaborate, elegant French braids.
The original slip has been lost through the years so this white Imperial batiste slip was made. Because it really can be worn as a dress, a bow was embroidered on the yoke. To avoid it shadowing through the dress, it was stitched in a very pale pink and white.
Ever obliging 9 yo Alastair wore his bow tie made from the Little Boy Bowtie:the Quick and Easy Version pattern which I have used so often.
The color matched the green leaves in his sister’s fancyband.
I love this picture taken as Vivian was ready to put on her heirloom dress. Alastair was proud that he was already dressed and ready for the egg hunt.
See the felt candy-filled bunny in Vivi’s hand? That was such a fun little project. I made 20 of these for the children at church, as well as for these two. Vivian had a bunny filled basket and loved handing them out. I so regret that I did not get a photo that or of all the pink, blue, yellow and white bunnies together. They were a big hit with all the children.
The pattern is GG’s Designs Marshmallow Bunny Peekaboo Treat Bag. This is her picture. They are quick and easy, with a single 4″ bunny in the 4×4 frame, two 4″ bunnies in the 5×7 frame or a single larger bunny in that same 5×7 frame.
Before dinner an after they were dressed for the occasion–Vivi in her sneakers and Alastair’s shirt tucked in– they were off to hunt eggs.
What a treat it was to see a family of sand hill cranes strolling on the far side of the property.
This towel was a hostess gift for Oma. I meant for it to be a trial run of this darling Vintage Luxe Bunny from Hang to Dry Appliques, but ran out of time. Sadly, that site was closed last year and had so many wonderful crazy patch designs like this. I wish I had purchased more. So Oma was given the first and only, so far, version. I’m eager to make more of these for next year.
Vivi came home with us because her preschool spring break was after Easter. So she was able to attend a beautiful Easter service with us. It was a special blessing for me to see this granddaughter wearing her mother’s dress. Additionally, each of the pastor’s children wore heirloom clothes that I had made through the years.
Ella is wearing Rebecca’s 34 yo peach Swiss batiste dress, Vivi holding the bunny, Julie wearing Laurel’s Lace Dress and Little Brother wearing a tucked and pinstitched linen shirt above the handsome blue shorts his grandmother made for him. What a joy it was to see the girls’ delight in their heirloom dresses. Little Brother was cooperative but unimpressed.
Through Easter week the guys attended a Gator baseball game in Gainesville, we all had breakfast at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill at DeLeon Springs State Park. We dined and strolled through delightful DeLand where 14 yo Laurel, our own precious angel, posed in front of the angel wings, a favorite photo op in downtown.
I was up late Thursday night hemming new curtains for Laurel’s room. Friday morning they packed up and flew back to NJ. We miss them all already.
When I suggested that Vivi remove her kiddie Fit Bit for church, she insisted, “No! If I take it off I might not make my goal!” She’s 5!!!! It’s a whole new world for this old fashioned Nana.