Friday, January 30, 2009

Valued Embellishments Giveaway!

Be sure to check out the give away on ! It's too cute!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Smocked Bishop

Last night I started smocking a size 6 months bishop dress. It is white batiste and I'm doing the smocking in pale blue. Who says baby girls don't need a touch of blue in their wardrobe??? I just love to smock and usually have a project going all the time. I just don't know what to do if I don't have a needle and thread in my hands! I'll post a picture in a few days when I finish it.

I love this warmer temperature today. Almost feels like a heat wave. ha

I got a pix message from Julie this morning showing that Kirsten has lost her other front tooth during breakfast! Way to go Kirsten! I know you're proud to get that out. I bet the tooth fairy loves going all the way to Disney to leave some money! I hope you all have a wonderful vacation! I'll keep those fish in your aquarium fed while you are away.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monogrammed Tea Towels

Pictured is a monogrammed tea towel that I did last night for Christy. Thanks for the order Christy! The towels I have in stock right now are "oatmeal linen" and look beautiful monogrammed in black. I can do the monogram in any color to match your decor.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Smocking Class

Last night's smocking class was so good. Everyone learned the basic smocking stitches and are ready to think about making their first hand-smocked garment! I think Laura may dive into making 2 smocked dresses for Easter. It is definitely time to start thinking about those spring sewing projects. It will be hear before you know it!

I have buttercups trying to bloom in my yard and it always snows on them. I hope this is the only snow they get! It has been enough for me!

Tomorrow night at Westwood we will be having spaghetti for dinner served up by our wonderful youth group! Yum! I can't wait to have dinner with them. I know they will do a fabulous job!

Our daughter and her family are off to Disney Thursday evening. We will be celebrating Julie and Chris's birthdays tonight before they leave. They both have birthdays next week while they will be away. Disney would be a great place to spend your birthday this year since you get a free park pass for your birthday! And I'm sure the weather there is warmer than it is here!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pillow Case Dress Class Last Night

I had a great time teaching the pillow case dress class last night. Each person went home with a finished dress and the pattern to make MORE, MORE, MORE! I enjoyed everyone's company so much. I got the opportunity to meet someone new - Laura - sooooo very nice and easy to talk to. I look forward to getting to know her better! And're always such a breath of fresh air and make me feel so much younger! Lindsey, we missed you, but I totally understand why you couldn't be there. Maybe next time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hand Smocked Daygown

Just a sneak peak of a baby shower gift that I will be giving today at a shower at the office. I can't wait for her to see it! I enjoyed smocking this tiny, old-fashioned day gown. Should you need one for a gift, just let me know. I take orders for day gowns, bonnets and dresses.

Remember...I will be teaching a beginning smocking class next Monday night at 6 p.m. Contact me to pre-register, space is limited!

Friday, January 2, 2009


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January Class Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 13 - 6:00 p.m. PILLOW CASE DRESS CLASS... $30 instruction fee. You will need to bring: fabric, ribbon, thread to match fabric, sewing machine, and basic supplies (pins, scissors, etc.). Class space is limited. Please email me at or post a comment and leave your email address and I will contact you to get you signed up and let you know how much fabric and ribbon you will need to purchase.

Monday, Jan. 19 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. BASIC SMOCKING CLASS...$30 instruction fee, supplies are included in fee. You don't need to bring anything except a desire to learn to smock for those babies! Again, class space is limited. Please email me at or post a comment and leave your email address and I will contact you to get you signed up.