I haven’t been posting lately because I had several days where I couldn’t get to my account to post. Apparently the automatic updates messed me up. So thankful that I have a computer guru (aka: sweet hubby) that can fix all computer related things and keep me straight. LOL!
The last couple weeks have been full of kit making for upcoming classes. I have now completed 60+ kits and probably need to make many more – probably another 60+. Yikes! My least favorite part of teaching, but they need to get done.
I took a break from kit making and wanted to do some quick projects. So, I’ve finished a few more gowns for Caleb Ministries. I made a 3rd gown in a smaller size, but didn’t photograph that one.
I have also made several bonnets for the little girls from the older, out of print Children’s Corner pattern “Emily Ann”, which is very much like the Beaufort Bonnets that seem to be so popular. I added monograms to the back of the bonnet and love the way that they turned out.
By the time I had finished the pink/white bonnets and moved on to the blue/white bonnets, I was being a bit more lazy and chose to use rick rack rather than make my own piping. I also went through my button stash rather than covering buttons and found suitable buttons. The white ball-shaped buttons are cute and a bit more formal, but I really like the fun flower buttons and think that I’ll be trying to use buttons like that more in future bonnets. I can’t wait to see how these look on the little girls! I think that Livvy will be a fan since she’s always telling her mommy that she needs sunscreen on her eyes because it’s so bright outside! Hahaha!!!! Kids can be so funny!
I also completed a Wee Care gown with a pretty hem treatment that is easy to do. Our SAGA chapter will be having a workshop on this magic madeira treatment next month, so I wanted to show it on a gown. Barbara O’Brien, another chapter member, will be doing the workshop and showcasing it on tea towels. Hopefully there will be lots of ideas springing from the different samples.
I finished my gown with a pin-stitch. No surprise there. I love using the machine pin-stitch whenever I can. It is such a pretty treatment!
So, that’s all I’ve got! This week it will be back to work on my class preparations, but I do hope that there will be some sewing as well.
I hope you are able to keep on stitching as well!!!