Vivian Rose, almost 3yo, on Christmas Day in her CC Betsy
I hope December 25th was fabulous for each of you.Â Â Â Â I was so overwhelmed with preparations that there wasn’t a spare a moment to say merry Christmas.Â Â Â So now I’m sending belated but heartfelt holiday wishes toÂ you. If you just want to know about the Christmas sewing, scroll on down past all my happy holiday family prattle to interesting features.
Christmas 2015 was almost picture perfect for the Ferguson Family.Â Â We missed our pilotÂ son who was called to fly off into the wild blue yonder.
At a church event, Vivian Rose wore last year’s Swiss flannel smocked bishop.Â The pattern is BetsyÂ by Children’s Corner.
Bishops fit for so long.Â That’s just one more reason to love them. Christmas Eve, a huge group of family and friendsÂ enjoyed a delicious dinner of shrimp gumbo and barbequed ribs at the home of our son-in-law’s mother and husband.Â They are excellent cooks!Â We ateÂ and laughed and had a big time there.
Grandchildren Vivian and AlastairÂ played and delighted us all. Christmas Day most of the same group and a few others gathered at the home of our super organized daughter and her computer genius/gourmet cook husband. Son Ryan had to leave early for the airport after opening gifts and celebrating with his family.Â Â But the children and their mother joined us across the state after he left.
From the moment she unwrapped them, Vivian wore her new shin guards and soccer cleats most of the day, declaring again and again, “I’m ready for soccer!”
Vivian was thrilled with her pink shin guards, pink soccer ball and orange “cleats.”Â Â She pranced around showing them off to everyone, saying, “I’m ready for soccer!”Â She wants to do everything her big brother does. Continue reading
Posted in Basic no-embroidery Machine Projects, boys, brother-sister, girls, heirloom sewing, smocking
Tagged boy bow tie, Ellen McCarn Buttercream, fasturn, nylon heirloom lace, silk dupioni, smocked Christmas Dress, spaghetti bias, tiger eye
See followup post She Wore the Dress.
Happy Easter to you all!Â This is such a joyous season, filled with promise of renewal and new beginnings.Â Beautiful worship services, inspiring music, egg hunts and family gatherings all make it so special.
I will enjoy all these blessings, but right now I am dealing with major disappointment–the EasterÂ dress I made for 2 yo granddaughter Vivian Rose.
For this enormously significant holiday, every mother and grandmother tries to outfit her little darlings in beautiful garments.For me, “tries” is the operative word here.Â And believe me I didÂ try.
This post is not meant to be all about moaning and wailing, though this Mary Engelbreit illustration captures my feelings pretty accurately.Â But I do hope listing the details of my failure will be helpful.Â Also included are the few (very few!) good things I did.
So, reluctantly, I post this sad photo of the disastrous dress.
MISTAKES:Â (If you are prone to depression, just skip this and go to the few little success at the end of the post.) Continue reading
Posted in boys, brother-sister, girls, heirloom sewing, machine embroidery
Tagged boy bow tie, Custom Keepsakes, Easter dress catastrophe, Easter dress disaster, Easter dress mistakes, feather stitch, monogrammed tie, tatted medallion