What a hambone! This little girl in her smocked Swiss voile bishop loves the camera.
I hope you all had a joyous Easter. Ours was beyond fabulous, with a beautiful worship service and all four grandchildren and their parents for the weekend. It could only have been better if our pilot son had not been flying out in the wild blue yonder.
It was a non-stop celebration. Saturday morning a church family hosted an Easter egg hunt for 40+ children. Wonderful as the hunt and the huge bounce house were, the highlight for most of the children was fishing in the pond. Those fish were hungry and hit on every line. Every child caught at least one fish. Grandson Alastair, 8, caught 4! He was ecstatic.
Vivian Rose also caught a fish but she seemed more disgusted than thrilled. She was happy to have her daddy’s help dealing with her catch. She looked so cute and comfortable in her Petite Poche Penny. Continue reading
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Tagged carrot patch brownies, Easter dress, egg hunt, grandchildren fun, smocked bishop
I hope the egg dye on Alastair’s fingers had dried before he laid hands on Vivian Rose.
I hope you all had a beautiful Easter. It’s not all about the clothes, I know, but for most of you readers and for this Nana, it is SOME about the clothes.
Robert Burns described my Easter ’16 when he wrote,”The best laid schemes of mice and men (read “Nanas”) gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain…”
That is not to say that my guy and I did not experience the sacred joy and meaning of Easter. So I can’t say that I experienced “nought but grief an’ pain,” but there were some regrets.
We had planned to join our daughter, Rebecca, and her family to celebrate Easter Suday with her in-laws, who are dear friends, across the state. But a monkey wrench was thrown into our plans Saturday–the very day I finished Easter duds for 3 yo Vivian Rose and 7 yo Alastair–the very outfits I was to deliver Easter morning to them. (Yes, I cut it close. I always do.)
So Rebecca scrounged through Vivi’s wardrobe and pulled out this old bishop, which has been around the block about as many times as the mailman. Still, it is presentable if not new.
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When this peach bishop dress was first posted, I offered to post my original smocking design for readers. At last, here it is. In order for it to be accessible, you may do a screen capture and save to your computer or leave a comment requesting the design and I will e-mail the .jpg file to you.
My goal was to mimic the Swiss embroidery and French lace on the sleeve caps., to visually continue the pattern into the smocking. It was a fun and interesting design challenge which I enjoyed. I was generally pleased with the results.
Note that the graphed design shows bullion tulips while the smocked peach bishop shows 6 cable flowerettes. Of course, use whichever you like. But you didn’t need me to tell you that.