Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Peek Inside: "Blankie" Scraps

Okay, I am a little ashamed to have kept this, it really should have been thrown away. But mom's can be pretty sentimental. About this, you ask!? Well, yes. This is all that is left from Miss Abigail's "blankie." Abigail herself says, "Mom, it looks like something you would push out the door with a stick." I have to agree. But, I have put these last shreds in a little box in the corner of the hope chest. She might get a kick out of it someday. BTW, she HATED me to wash the thing because then it didn't smell right and it didn't feel right. (Sigh...)

Friday, December 5, 2014

White Bird Serving Dishes

These pretty serving pieces were my gift to Miss Abigail for her sixteenth birthday. She helped me pick them out and I am glad she chose plain white. Such a nuetral color will make them versatile. We were thinking how pretty they would be on a "tea" table, or even on a mantle or lamp table with shells.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dotted Rick Rack Dishtowel

This towel turned out so cute! I thought it would be fun to attach the larger rick rack with French knots and and I love the way it looks. BTW, my favorite stitch for monograms is the chain stitch. This stitch creates a thicker line, which I like. I often find ideas for monograms from this site called the Daily Drop. There is just this one towel because the knots were a bit tedious, but still a fun addition to the pink and brown set for the hope chest.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Eyelet & Ribbon Dishtowels

I've started the next kitchen set - a pink and brown floral set. The fabric in the background is for the apron. These have to be the absolute easiest dishtowels I've made so far and I like them a lot. They are very simple, but still cute! All it took was to sew down the edges of the eyelet lace and then thread the ribbon through. I've used this technique along the hem of pillowcases for my own linen closet and you may remember it on this sheet set for the hope chest. They are so quick that I think I will make some for me!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Going Forward - My Beautiful Grandchildren

I guess I'll finish Family History Month with a picture of my beautiful grandchildren! It certainly took some doing to get such a great picture and I'm grateful to my three lovely daughters-in-law for their considerable trouble. Kate Mower is a truly talented portrait photographer. If you are in the Phoenix area or can drive there, you'll want to dream about what your own family pictures might look like.
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