I am leaving thurs. for the crazy quilt retreat in Omaha, NB. and returning home Sun. night. I decided I was getting no where on my butterfly quilt so packed it away for awhile. I find that helps me get back in the groove sometimes. In order to have things to show I decided I would go back in my files and show you some of my heirloom sewing and smocked items.
My 14 year old grandaughter was such a gift to me as a sewer who loved all that stuff. It ended up she is my only one as we have 5 boys and 1 girl.
I used to make all her birthday, Christmas and special occasion dresses, like first day of school. I did show the Christening dress I made for her in a past post. Today I will show you what I consider one of my favorite of all I made. It is a little bishop dress and was made for her second birthday and I also made a matching one for what was probably her first real baby doll. I bought her a different American Girl doll every Christmas until they decided she had enough. We were so fortunate living right here where the store was right downtown. Jenny and I went down for lunch and the play one year and then for the Christmas tea another year. Good memories. She has kept all her dolls and clothes for maybe a future little girl someday.
I just discovered the doll dress came through first and sideways. I will try and fix that or re-send. I actually had 2 but blogger will only let me post 5 at a time. Will try and straighten this out later.