Friday, February 28, 2014

A Tiny Gown, A Bonnet And A Blanket

I approached one of the local funeral homes
about donating a Wee Care Gown.   It was
a learning experience for me.  I was told most
often the families provide a burial gown.
If they ever should need a gown, 
they requested the gown be small....tiny
as this size is difficult to find.

 Suitable for either a boy or girl.
 Long sleeves with a bonnet and blanket.
Open in the back with a few snap closures and 
a tie to gather the bottom closed.

They made their request and the gown
was created.  Pima Cotton fabric with a soft sheen, 
was used for the gown and flannel for the blanket.
Each embroidered with a spray of bullion roses, 
with a single line of back stitching on the bonnet.

I took the gown to the funeral home and
they placed it in their "closet".  I may never
know if the gown is used.....but my prayer is,
if it is used, the family will know someone cared.
Someone thought of them in their sorrow and 
sent them a hug, in the form of a tiny gown,
a bonnet and blanket.

Love to all,

Friday, February 21, 2014

Going Once, Going Twice..... Sold!

 My latest smocked Bishop Dress will be going 
to the local Rotary Club Auction.  My DH is a
member and every year we make items to 
donate to the auction.
 We live in Kentucky and anything with
"Wildcat Blue" on it, is sure to be a hit.
 A pair of matching socks.
 The dress is a 12-18 months size, but really
this style of dress fits much longer as the 
sleeves are full and it is longer in length.
 Next is an angel gown that will be traveling
to Vicki for use at her hospital.  
 It is windy here today, but the sun is shining and there
is a hint of Spring in the air.
 The color is a soft off white with matching thread
used in the smocking.
 The hem technique is new to me. You fold the
hem up twice and stitch along the fold.  This creates
a tuck that holds the hem in place.  

Next an infant jacket.  The pattern is in the
December 13/January 14  issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine.
 Of course Wendy's version is covered in beautiful
embroidery.  She has exquisite needle skills.
 My version shows that the pattern is a basic 
simple style.  Don't be intimidated when looking
at patterns and magazines.  Most items are simple
basic styles with added detailing.
 I used a sweet rosebud flannel for the lining
and pockets.  A vintage tablecloth was used
as the fashion fabric.  
Added detailing of a folded rose, seam binding
and a touch of embroidery.
 The tablecloth fabric is so soft, from years of washing.
Don't you love my model...we haven't played together for
years, but she is still a sweetie. 
Thank you "Susie" you were the perfect model, so still,
 patient and you did not mind the cold wind blowing.

Love to all,

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Beauty Pin Winner!

The Winner of the Beauty Pin is:

Wow! What fantastic talents you have! I love crafting. There is just nothing like it. :-)

Thank you for the opportunity to win the lovely pin.

Thank you Lesley and to all the other visitors I had during Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party.  Vicki did a fantastic job with getting this fun event together.  It takes so much work just getting all the blogs listed and adding links to each one. Then you add in 600+ bloggers sending emails, going to work, caring for a family, knitting.....well you get the idea.  Thank you Vicki it was a huge undertaking and a job well done! 
Love to all,
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