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More Dresses

June 14, 2009

I am working on a quilt for my niece and have it on the frame. I’m almost finished, thank God, then I can get back to my other quilts. I have several I am in the process of piecing. I haven’t put any new baby quilts on my site in quite a while so I need to get some fresh things on there. I’ll post when I have something to show on the quilt side.

I have been working on more dresses for Miss Elly. I’m trying out different patterns with the thought I might put some on my web-site for sale.  This is just a thought since right now between sewing for Miss Elly, quilting, and everyday life events, I don’t know when I would have time for anything else. But, we’ll see.

Here are some of the dresses I have made recently. I think I’ve done enough for summer although I still have so many patterns I want to try

but how many dresses can a little girl wear? I’m thinking I’ll start on fall outfits now.

So, here they are:

100_0519I have ironed this since the picture.I made the bows detachable so it can be worn as a sundress this summer.

100_0526Here it is with the little blouse I made to go with it. There are also panties in the lavender gingham to match.

100_0504100_0507I don’t know if you can tell, but the panties have ruffles on them also. I have taken the flower off the front until I decide if I want it there. I may wait and ask our daughter what she thinks. The bows are detachable for washing.

100_0544I’m not sure of this one. I think the skirt needs to be fuller so the next one I make I’ll put more fabric in the skirt.

That’s it for sewing for today. I did want to show some pictures of my finches on the porch. They are so fun to watch and such a vivid color. It amazes me that they lose all of their color in the winter. I know when spring is coming by the color change of the finches. I’m also putting a picture of my hummingbirds. I don’t know how many I have but it seems like hundreds. Can you tell I love watching birds?

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100_0458This isn’t even close to how many gather on each one just before dark.

100_0042This little bugger has been flying against my window off and on for over 3 years. He’s here winter and summer so we wake to his beak hitting the window in the morning and it continues all day. We don’t know if he sees his reflection, if he can see through the house to the outside and want to go through, or if he is just a few bricks short of a full load. But, he can be both irritating and endearing.

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Look at this face. The face of a demon and angel all wrapped into one.  He rules the roost here.

That’s it for today, happy sewing & quilting!

Another Long Absence

May 22, 2009

Well, here I am after a 2 month lapse in posting. I guess I can say there just isn’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.

I have been working on quilts but nothing worth showing. I have also been working on more dresses for Miss Elly. I have to admit, when I’m working on quilts, I can’t keep my mind off the dresses I want to get done. I’ve also been thinking about putting some dresses on my website with my quilts. I love making these and it would help offset the large amount of money I have been spending for patterns and fabric.

So, nothing else to report. I am showing some of the dresses I have made for Miss Elly recently.

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And finally, Miss Elly after visiting the Easter Bunny in another dress by Granny.

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Happy Quilting and Sewing!

A Little Quilting and a Lot of Sewing

January 26, 2009

I have been pretty busy lately working on some ordered baby quilts and making Miss Elly some dresses. The quilts were nothing special, but the dresses turned out pretty cute. I’m having a hard time making myself quilt when I’d rather be making dresses for Miss Elly. My dh keeps asking me just how many dresses does one little girl need and I keep telling him as many as I can make.  I’ve already ordered fabric for her Easter dress and can’t wait for it to arrive. I have the design of the dress in mind and am anxious to get started.

Here are a few of the latest dresses. I didn’t take pictures of the last batch I sent. I just wish I could go up and spend a few days cuddling but with the weather issues (pond chopping duties) I can’t get away. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get up there in the next couple of weeks.

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Here is the latest quilt I worked on. I have another to put on the frame tomorrow but it’s a panel quilt so it will go fast. Then I can get back to my dresses.

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That’s it for tonight. The weather is really bad. We’ve had freezing rain off and on since this afternoon and they are calling for 1″ to 3″ tomorrow. It should be fun chopping ponds in the morning. If we lose power, I have a dress I’m smocking on to keep me occupied until I can get back to my machine. I can use the machine with the generator but really don’t like to do it.  I was told I could use the Fun Quilter with the generator but I don’t think I want to take that chance. So, I’ll just smock away if we lose power.

Stay warm and cozy and Happy Quilting!