Merry Christmas!!!

Where does the time go?  I’ve sadly neglected the blog with the busy time of year and all the activities that accompany it.  Have I been sewing?  Yep.  Can I show you all of what I’ve been up to?  Nope.  LOL!  Some are gifts, some are for future publication and I don’t want to spoil the surprise.  So, what do I share?

One thing that I will share is that I love this time of year and the opportunity to reflect on the all the blessings that have been given to us.  I also love the opportunity to share some of these blessings with others.  Of course, the biggest joy of the season is in the gift from our heavenly Father   – Jesus Christ, our Savior.  In all the hustle and bustle of the season, don’t forget why it is that we celebrate Christmas – it is because of Christ.  I will not succumb to the “happy holidays” greetings that the world is embracing.  I will continue to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Last week I had the opportunity to go to the memorial service of a precious baby boy – Arthur.  I am blessed to know his mom and she has shared her difficult but blessed journey as she carried him, knowing his time would be short.  In honor of Arthur’s short life on earth, I have made a couple more gowns for the Caleb ministry.  They provide the most beautiful memory boxes, that include gowns, bonnets, blankets, etc. for families that experience the loss of their precious babies.  I only took pictures of one gown since most of the gowns look so similar.  However, I did some hand embroidery on the girl gown and bonnet, so I did photograph those.  I love sewing with the laces and made sure that I added plenty of lace to make the gown extra sweet.  🙂

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I’ve also taken the time to clean up the sewing room in order to start the new year with the room as clean as possible.  It’s a small room, so if it’s a mess (which it often is),  it becomes frustrating when I have to keep shifting piles around.  LOL!  I can’t wait to start my next project!!!

In the cleaning process, I re-discovered this tiny pattern.  I know that my mom sent this to me some time ago – something she found at a yard sale, and I don’t think I paid enough attention to it to even realize that it was a pattern.  The extra small envelope fooled me.

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Note the date on the back of the envelope – April 21, 1908!!!  The pattern envelope is 3″ x 5″ and the sewing instructions are on the back of the envelope.  What a treasure to find this again!  I may have to make this up, just for fun.  We’ll see if I can find time for that in the new year.

I wish all my readers a merry Christmas and pray that the new year will bring you abundant blessings!


6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!!!

  1. Karin Eveland

    Merry Christmas to you Kathy!! I feel your angst as I don’t blog as I should. Have even deleted two blogs for lack of time/trying!! Sewing is also slow going as I cook and hustle around for the holidays. I look forward to the New year, your new publications and maybe even joining you again in a class!! Happy days!!

  2. Lexie Parkinson

    Kathy, the dress and matching bonnet is just beautiful and precious.
    The lace work is exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent.

  3. GamGam

    Thank you for your ministry to those who mourn.
    Your sewing skills are supurb, and your love shines through the garments you create.
    Merry CHRISTmas to you and those you love.

  4. Bunny

    Kathy, I know your comfort was greatly appreciated by little angel Arthur’s Mom. God bless her and she will continue to be in my prayers as she experiences all that this sort of sorrow can bring. I pray God has other children in store for her. Thank you for all the effort you put into your tiny and beautiful gowns. The one pictured is so pretty and so perfect for a little angel.

    That doll pattern is just priceless. I love the dress and can see it on a precious three year old. Have fun with it!

  5. Linda

    Your sewing is beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share the pictures. I know your little gowns are most appreciated. Can’t wait to see your next projects.


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