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Nursery Closet Sale #4

UPDATE: Each new order will warrant selection of one freebie from the post Nursery Closet Sale Freebies. Check it out.

#41 Carousel Horses, $20.  Gently worn 9 month button on suit.  Pants are soft corduroy.

SOLD #41 Carousel Horses, $18. Gently worn 9 month button on suit. Shorts are soft corduroy.

Still purging and finally making a dent.   As I catalogue and photograph these items–all lovingly made or lovingly purchased and, in most cases, lovingly worn–those previous and currently posted can be located by clicking on the category Nana’s Nursery Sale category under the A STORE listing in the menu column on the right side of the page. If you have any interest in this closet sale concept, check back frequently because I’m a Woman On A Mission. There will be at least 1 and likely 2 more closet sale posts with no fewer than 10 items for sale, with new posts every other day (Sunday and perhaps Mondayof this week).

Checkout the remaining goods from  Nursery Closet Sale #1 ,       Nursery Closet Sale #2,   and Nursery Close Sale #3.

TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it. After the approval, all of your comments will be posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.  Shipping will be added to all prices.

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#42 Embroidered White Diaper Shirt, $10.  Another cool top for a summer baby boy or girl.

SOLD pending payment #42 White on White Embroidered Diaper Shirt, $8. Another cool top for a summer baby boy or girl.

#43 Vintage Santa Christmas Suit, $22.  Burgundy velveteen pants, linen shirt with machine embroidery and lace tape on collar.  Very, very gently worn, perhaps twice.

#43 Vintage Santa Christmas Suit, $22. Cotton burgundy velveteen pants, linen shirt with machine embroidery and lace tape on collar. Very, very gently worn, perhaps twice.  More photos and details posted here.

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Nursery Closet Sale #3

 

#21 Girl's smocked Christmas Dress, 6 months, $25. New, never worn, forest green featherwale corduroy with picture smocked insert. See matching 12 month girl and 3 month boy outfits below.

SOLD #21 Girl’s Smocked Christmas Dress, 6 months, $25. New, never worn, forest green featherwale corduroy with picture smocked insert. See matching 12 month girl and 3 month boy outfits below. (Doll not included.)

And the purge continues.  Those previous and currently posted items can be located by clicking on the category Nana’s Nursery Sale category under the A STORE listing in the menu column on the right side of the page. If you have any interest in this closet sale concept, check back frequently because I’m a Woman On A Mission. There will be at least 2 more closet sale posts with no fewer than 10 items for sale, with new posts every other day (this upcoming Friday, and Sunday and perhaps Monday).

Checkout the remaining goods from  Nursery Closet Sale #1 and Nursery Closet Sale #2.

TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it. After the approval, all of your comments will be posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.  Shipping will be added to all prices.~~~~~~

FYI, there was a plan for these three matching outfits.  Our granddaughter was  to wear the 12 month size and the new baby, gender unknown, would wear either the small girl or the boy version.  But I discovered that when 10 lb. newborns reach 3-1/2 months, they cannot wear size 3 month clothes.  Who knew? So the plan was abandoned.   These unworn Christmas outfits don’t deserve another holiday in the closet so please check them out.

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SOLD pending payment #22 Girl’s Smocked Christmas Dress, 12 months, $25. New, never worn, forest green featherwale corduroy with picture smocked insert. See matching 6 month girl and 3 month boy outfits. (Doll not included.)

 

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#23 Boy’s Smocked Christmas Romper, 3 months, $25. New, never worn, forest green featherwale corduroy with picture smocked insert. See matching 6 and 12 month girl outfits. Once word was received that the new baby was a boy, this was laundered. But never worn. (Soccer snowbaby not included.)

#24  Knit 2-piece Baby Girl Outfit, $15, size 3-6 months.  Sweet, sweet with bullion rose embroidery and pink crochet trim at collar, cuffs, hem and bloomers.  New with tags.

SOLD #24 Knit 2-piece Baby Girl Outfit, $15, size 3-6 months. Sweet, sweet with bullion rose embroidery and pink crochet trim at collar, cuffs, hem and bloomers. Notice the little bullion  rose on the bloomers.  Sweet details. New with tags. hmmmmm…I should have ironed this one.

 

#25 Pink Knit Booties, $10.  Soft and warm for sweet little feet.  Brought home from Old San Juan, never worn.  Read more in Beautiful Booties.

SOLD #25 Pink Knit Booties, $8. Soft and warm for sweet little feet. Brought home from Old San Juan, gently worn. Read more in Beautiful Booties.

SOLD and shipped #26 Antique Lace Bonnet with French Ribbon, $22. Featured in Creative Needle Magazine, bonnet is made of wide French lace. Never worn. Read about it in blog post Antique Lace Bonnet.

SOLD pending payment #27 Little Boy Blue Diaper Shirt, $10, size 0-3 months. Easy care fabric with white hand embroidery. Perfect for a summer baby boy.

 

# blue rose booties, $10 + shipping. Hand knit in Old San Juan, toes embellished with tiny bullion roses and bullion leaves. Never worn. Read about them in Beautiful Booties.

SOLD AND SHIPPED  #28 Blue Knit Booties, $10 + shipping. Hand knit in Old San Juan, toes embellished with tiny bullion roses and bullion leaves. Never worn. Read about them in Beautiful Booties.

 

#29 Linen Baby Pillowcase, $14. Hand stitch cutwork scallops, machine embroidered fil tire' rectangle surrounded by hand look flowers. For more info read blog post Free ME Baby Design.

SOLD #29 Linen Baby Pillowcase, $14. Hand stitch cutwork scallops, machine embroidered fil tire’ rectangle surrounded by hand look flowers. For more info read blog post Free ME Baby Design.

 

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#30 Checked Christmas Romper, 3 months, $25. Picture smocked romper with separate shirt, piped with checked fabric to match romper. Never worn, still has tags.

 

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This is the true color of the green check fabric.

 

TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it. After the approval, all of your comments will be posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.  Shipping will be added to all prices.

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Coming Friday 8 a.m., Nursery Closet Sale #4  featuring another antique lace bonnet,  boy’s button-on suit with smocked carousel horses,  Swiss flannel shawl, white on white embroidered diaper shirt, and more.

Nursery Closet Sale #2

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#11 Yellow Old Fashioned Baby’s First Daygown, $35 + shipping. Easy care Imperial batiste, antique petit point handloom insertion, French Maline lace edging, entredeux. Never worn……sigh. For more photos and details, read blog post OFB Daygown with petit point insertion.

The major purge of my grandbaby stuff is ongoing. As I catalogue and photograph these items–all lovingly made or lovingly purchased and, in most cases, lovingly worn–those previous and currently posted can be located by clicking on the category Nana’s Nursery Sale category under the A STORE listing in the menu column on the right side of the page. If you have any interest in this closet sale concept, check back frequently because I’m a Woman On A Mission. There will be at least 3 more closet sale posts, each with no fewer than 10 items for sale.

You can still checkout the remaining goods from  Nursery Closet Sale #1.

I know most of you prefer to stitch your own baby and children’s things. But having a few of these items on hand would save time when you need a baby gift, time you could spend creating special treasures for your own children and grandchildren.

TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it. After the approval, all of your comments will be posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.  Shipping is in addition to all prices.  

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#12 Peach Mary Jane Booties, $10 + shipping. Beautifully crocheted in such a sweet style, in colors that match the daygown above. Like that daygown, never worn.  Another Old San Juan find. More about booties and Old San Juan in blog post Beautiful Booties.

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SOLD AND SHIPPED  #13 Swiss Flannel Zig Zag Bonnet, $25 + shipping. Lined with a tiny pink floral lawn and edged with pinstitched heirloom lace, this reproduction of a 1920′s bonnet is unique. Machine embroidery with hand worked web roses embellishes the fold back brim. Read more about it in Zig Zag Bonnet post. Note, another nearly identical bonnet will be posted later. That one is made of Swiss organdy instead of Swiss flannel and is lined with the same floral lawn.

# Strasburg suit, $25 + shipping. One of my all time favorites, this linen one piece suit is fully lined and beautifully made. I managed to do the shadow embroidery (by hand) avoiding the lining and added the blue stitching at the collar, cuffs and side tabs. Utility buttons were replaced with mother of pearl. Size 3 months, which is why Big Boy Alastair wore it only once. Notice the booties below. The embroidery on the suit was copied from the booties. This is so much prettier in person. Read the interesting details in blog post Strasburg Sailboats.

#14 Strasburg Linen Suit, $25 + shipping. One of my all time favorites, this linen one piece suit is fully lined and beautifully made. But it was a plain Jane with absolutely no embellishment. I managed to stitch the shadow embroidery (by hand) avoiding the lining and added the blue stitching at the collar, cuffs and side tabs. Utility buttons were replaced with mother of pearl. This is size 3 months, which is why Big Boy Alastair wore it only a very few times. Notice the booties below. The embroidery on the suit was copied from the booties. This is so much prettier in person. Read the interesting details in blog post Strasburg Sailboats.

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#15 Shadow Work Sailboat Booties, $10 + shipping. Made by renowned Mela Wilson,and worn no more than once before they were outgrown by my big footed grandson, Alastair. Read details in blog post Strasburg Sailboats.

 

#16 Swiss Flannel Baby Shawl w/Fil Tire' Embroidered Carriage, $30. Luxurious Swiss flannel edged with pinstitched heirloom lace, embroidered with fil tire' antique baby carriage and silk ribbon flowerettes. Read about it here Antique Carriage Shawl

SOLD  and shipped #16 Fil Tire’ Embroidered Carriage, $30 + shipping. Luxurious Swiss flannel edged with pinstitched heirloom lace, embroidered with fil tire’ antique baby carriage and silk ribbon flowerettes. Read about it here Antique Carriage Shawl

# Train Sunsuit, $21.  White Swiss pique with hand embroidered train and granitos. Never worn, purchased in Old San Juan.

SOLD and shipped #17 Train Sunsuit, $21+ shipping. White Swiss pique with hand embroidered train and granitos. 3 months size, never worn, bought in Old San Juan.  There is a tiny stain on a shoulder strap which might have been there when it was purchased.

 

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SOLD AND SHIPPED #18 Linen Diaper Shirt with Blue Embroidery, $20 + shipping. Every stitch done by hand, including the cutwork scallops, all embroidery, drawn thread work and French seams. The utility buttons have been replaced with mother of pearl. This is another purchase from Old San Juan, and it looks sooo sweet on a baby girl.

#8  smocked farm romper, $45 + shipping. Smockable boy's romper, size 3T, which cost $40 from Martha Pullen Company. It was smocked with Ellen McCarn's Farmland plate. Utility buttons replaced with MOP, collar and cuffs embellished, machine hem removed out and stitched by hand--and then never worn. Maybe I made too many clothes for Alastair. More photos and details are posted in Finishing Touches for Alastair's Farm Suit and Stitching in the Mountains.

SOLD #19 Smocked Farmland Romper, $45 + shipping. “Smockable” boy’s romper, size 3T, which as a blank cost $40 from Martha Pullen Company. It is smocked with Ellen McCarn’s Farmland plate. Utility buttons replaced with MOP, shirt collar and cuffs embellished, machine hem removed and stitched by hand–and then never worn. Maybe I made too many clothes for this little guy. More photos and details are posted in Finishing Touches for Alastair’s Farm Suit  and  Stitching in the Mountains.

 

#5 fagoted bonnet $25. Antique French laces, Swiss batiste, satin ribbon, hand fagoted. Never worn. Details in blog post Fagoted Bonnet.

SOLD and shipped #20 Fagoted Bonnet $25 + shipping. Antique French laces, Swiss batiste, satin ribbon, hand fagoted in a sampler of stitches with lace and ribbon rosettes at ties. Never worn. Details in blog post Fagoted Bonnet.

TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply leave your request as a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it. After approval, all of your comments are posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check.  All prices are plus shipping.

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Coming up Wednesday morning, Nursery Closet Sale #3—3 matching, picture smocked Christmas outfits, never worn (girl’s 6 months, girl’s 12 months, boy’s 3 months),  easy care embroidered diaper shirt, linen baby pillowcase with fil tire’, heirloom bonnet and more.

Nursery Closet Sale #1

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The closet, the dresser and the cedar chest in Nana’s nursery are all overflowing with outgrown or never worn items from our grandchildren, Laurel (9), Robert, (7), Alastair (4) and Vivian Rose (6 months).

Of course, each mama has identified the special outfits, blankets, etc. to be saved.  My Rebecca asked sweetly,  “..and, uh, please store them for me. “   WHAT!#$%??

Well, what could I say but sure, along with those high school yearbooks, county fair ribbons, the first quilt she made, the shirt her brother wore when he soloed (in a single engine plane!!!) on his 16th birthday,  and other such memorabilia of youth.  I’m sure you all know what I mean.  Has any grown up child ever taken allllll their stuff when they left home?  I’d really like to know.

So now begins the purge of grandbaby stuff.  As I catalogue and photograph these items–all so lovingly made or so lovingly purchased and, in most cases, lovingly worn–they can be located by clicking on the A STORE category Nana’s Nursery Sale  in the menu column on the right side of the page.  If you have any interest in this closet sale  concept, check back frequently because I’m a woman on a mission.  There will be at least 4 more closet sale posts.

I know most of you prefer to stitch your own baby and children’s things.  But having a few of these items on hand would save time when you need a baby gift, time you could spend creating special treasures for your own children and grandchildren.

TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply  leave your request as a comment at the end of this post.  Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until I have approved it.  After that, your comments are posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com.  Payment may be made via Paypal or  personal check.

So here we go…….

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SOLD pending payment #1 Prince Bubble Two, $12 + shipping. Another princely bubble, size 3 months, never worn. When Alastair’s mama tried to squeeze that 3 week old bruiser into it, she knew it was futile. Another Old San Juan purchase, but labeled made in Columbia.  Made of easy care polycotton with machine embroidery and piping.

 

#9 white crochet high top booties, $10 + shipping. Finely crocheted, stay-on style, classic baby wear from Old San Juan. Details in blog post Beautiful Booties.

SOLD and shipped #2 White Hightop Booties, $10 + shipping. Finely crocheted, stay-on style, classic baby wear from Old San Juan. Details in blog post Beautiful Booties.

 

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#3 Shadow Embroidered Pillowcase, $22 + shipping. Linen open ended pillowcase with shadow embroidery, Madeira applique’d hems with feather stitching and pinwheel roses all done by machine. Measures 12-1/2 x 18-1/2″.  Center wreath is a perfect setting for a monogram. This class sample was never used.  Read details at blog post Linen Machine Shadow Embroidered Pillow.

 

$13 + shipping.  Linen diaper shirt with Madeira applique chicks.  Made entirely by hand, including hand stiched scallops.  Utility buttons have been replaced with MOP.  For details and history, click here.

SOLD and shipped #4  Linen diaper shirt with Chicks, $15 + shipping. Made entirely by hand, including French seams hand stitched scallops, Madeira applique’ chicks and surface embroidery. Back packet is pinstitched and utility buttons have been replaced with antique seafoam mother of pearl. Details and history of this diaper shirt are in the post Sweet Baby Duds.

 

This shirt has been worn but is still in near-perfect condition.  One scallop in the back has frayed but could easily be repaired.

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see frayed scallop

 

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#5 Yellow Knit Booties $10 + shipping. Embellished with a yellow bullion rose on the toe of each bootie, this pair was hand knitted in Old San Juan.  It has never been worn. The open work diamond surrounding the rose is such a pretty touch. Goes nicely with diaper shirt above.  See more booties in blog post Beautiful Booties.

 

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SOLD and shipped #6 Easy Care Diaper Shirt with diaper cover. $14 + shipping. Another Old San Juan purchase, frequently worn but still in perfect, like new condition. Utility buttons replaced with mother of pearl. Hand stitched surface embroidery with scallops and construction done by machine. Suitable for boy or girl.Details and history in blog post Puerto Rican Diaper Shirt.

 

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#6 diaper cover

 

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SOLD and shipped #7 Smocked Booties, $8 + shipping. Teddy bears on the toes make this microcheck infant footware suitable for boy or girl. A dear friend made these for one of the grandbabies but they were never worn. Nice with diaper shirt set above.

 

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SOLD and shipped #8 Heart Swag Shawl, $30. Swiss flannel baby shawl, hemstitched and edged with heirloom lace. Fil tire’ heart swag is a perfect site for a monogram. This was a class sample, never used.  More info at blog post Heart Swag Baby Shawl.

 

#6 pink flannel booties, $10 + shipping Tiny pink bullion rosebud on toe, along with lazy daisy embroidery. Made by renown Mela Wilson. Like new condition. Details and history of this pair can be found in the blog post Beautiful Booties.

SOLD PENDING PAYMENT #9 Pink Flannel Booties, $10 + shipping Tiny pink bullion rosebud on toe, along with lazy daisy embroidery. Made by renown Mela Wilson. Like new condition. Details and history of this pair can be found in the blog post Beautiful Booties.

 

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SOLD and shipped #10   Lace Bonnet with Silk Ribbon Embroidery, $22 + shipping. Exquisite antique lace lined with mint organdy, embellished with silk ribbon embroidery, antique silk grosgrain ribbon ties. Newborn to 3 months.  Details and more photos can be seen in Embroidered Lace Bonnet post.

Again, TO MAKE A PURCHASE: If there is something you would like to buy, simply  leave your request as a comment at the end of this post.  Be sure to specify the item number. If you have never before posted a comment, it will not visible until it has been approved.  After that, your comments are posted immediately. Or send me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com.  Payment may be made via Paypal or  personal check. 

On Monday, there will be another Nursery Closet Sale post.  It will include a never worn OFB daygown, crocheted Mary Jane booties, infant boy’s white linen suit (Strasburg Children) with sailboat shadow embroidery, matching shadow embroidered booties, Swiss flannel blanket with machine embroidery, hemstitched with heirloom lace and more……. Please take a look.

Fit for a Royal Prince, and for sale

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This bubble has been SOLD.  Thanks to all who inquired. ~~~~~

All the hoopla about the newborn English prince was ringing in my ears when I came across this linen bubble.  In fact, I bought this almost 5 years ago just before the birth of our own princely grandson, Alastair.

I thought then that the blue linen suit was just the sort of classic attire  that Princess Diana chose out for her little princes, William and Harry.   She would have liked the drawn thread work, the  tatting and hand stitched spider webs.  I wonder if Kate is of the same persuasion.  I hope so.

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This is another treasure purchased in Old San Juan when I was teaching there, once with fun, talented Sue Lord and twice with creative, mischevious June Mellinger.  Continue reading

Moving on…..

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It seemed that I would never finish this simple little pini-4, but at last it is checked off on my to-do list.  There were no technical complications, but rather just a matter if life getting in the way.  Entire days passed when I did not sew and that makes me cranky.  I feel better now.

The original plan was to add a row of cable under the beaded ribbon, but in my eagerness to finish this up I just forgot.  Of course, it’s not too late and I could still do it.  It  really would look better.  But I am tired of this project.  It’s done. I’m ready to move on.

The pattern is the same one I used for the Liberty of London popover for granddaughter Vivian Rose.  But I look forward to when Lisa at Mommy’s Apron Strings releases her very similar pattern.  She has so many improvements, like sizing. Continue reading

Modeling their New Clothes

 

modeling their July 4th outfits

modeling their July 4th outfits

I simply must show you the pictures that Rebecca just sent of Alastair and Vivian Rose wearing the outfits I made them recently.  You’ve probably already seen these clothes and I know I am Pitiful Nana to HAVE to show these off.  I’m like the grandmothers who pull out the 11 x 17″ g’baby photo albums at every opportunity.  But I am what I am.

 

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Six month old Vivian Rose, our own four-tooth “Chubbalicious,” is finally getting hair in a reversed sequence of her mother’s development.  Rebecca was born with thick, dark hair that nearly covered her ears but it all fell out and at her first birthday she had about as much as does Vivian Rose now.  Vivian also has 2 teeth now while her mother didn’t cut her first almost until her first birthday.  I thought I might have to send her to  kindergarten with pureed baby food in her lunch box.  FYI, this Children’s Corner Bobbie bubble is a size 18 months!

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July 4th Outfits and At Home Celebrations

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I love the 4th of July and everything that goes with it.  I love the picnics, the parades, the fireworks, the flag waving, the declarations of patriotism, the television broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, all that and more.  But what I love most is the blessings and freedoms we celebrate on Independence Day.  Oh–that and the children’s clothes, too!

When our children were still at home, we hosted a huge picnic with as many as 175 guests.  I wrote an article about it for the 1988 summer issue of Sew Beautiful.  For any who would like to stroll down Memory Lane with me, the  article is reprinted at the end of this post. Continue reading

Desperation Bubble

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Have you ever been  desperate to smock and thwarted in the effort?  Desperate to stitch hand embroidery and been hampered? Desperate to sew in a power outage?  I bet the answer is yes.

It reminds me of my crazy friend Catherine who, 25 years ago, had taken her boys to the beach.  Settled down in the sand on an old quilt, under her beach umbrella, she pulled out her smocking only to discover that she had everything but a needle!  Desperate, like me, she walked up and down Daytona Beach asking each sunbather if she might have a #7 crewel needle that Catherine could borrow or buy.  That, my friends, is desperation.  To no one’s surprise but Catherine’s, she came up empty handed.

How this bubble came to be is a result of such desperation.  It didn’t turn out as planned, it didn’t turn out great,  it didn’t really please me.  But it did scratch my itch  for some form–any form!– of needlework. Continue reading

Smocked Pini-4 for Vivian Rose

Coming soon! Grandbaby Closet Sale–All those special items too small too soon or just plain outgrown need to go to a new closet  At least one of Vivian Rose’s daygowns has never been worn.  Also coming soon (we hope), hair on her pretty head!

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Rebecca, baby Vivian Rose and I are quite pleased with this little Pini-4.   The smocked skirt is Liberty of London and the machine monogrammed, self-lined bodice is hot pink microcheck.

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There are no buttons or buttonholes, only ties at the neck, center back and underarms.   With a little careful planning or by following the pattern exactly (I just can’t do it!), this super quick and easy pattern COULD be a joy to stitch.   So I neeeeeeded to add piping, sure and how about some  tatting–oh yeah!  And I wanted to line it with my preferred method rather than as directed. Continue reading