|Kathleen, Tom, Deanna|
How I wish I had this dress hidden away in my cedar chest!
|Homecoming 1969. I was dreaming of a "store bought" dress like all my friends would be wearing.|
Lost on me was the fact that I was already wearing the dream mom had slaved over.
|Jim, Tessa, Deanna|
Pregnant with Greg, I soon found maternaty clothes were a dream to "whip up"
No zippers and no fitting seams
|Tessa - One Year|
These little smock tops were easy and quick to make
|Greg, Julie, Tessa|
I'm not too sure where I found time to make Halloween Clown Costumes
|Nine-Patch Quilt in muted colors|
When I retired in 2001 ( I think it was 2001...) thread and machines once again caught my attention. Machine embroidery became my passion. Towels, wash cloths, t-shirts, hats, bags... nothing was safe!
Recently I've begun sewing again. I don't believe I'll ever return to the days of home grown clothing. Bags, aprons, and quilt tops have become "my thing".
Earlier this week I was despairing about how to quilt this Irish Double Chain quilt I pieced together. But thanks to an evening of friendship and fun, I now know that I am going to having to dust off my quilting frames and hand quilt this one.
|Double Irish Chain Quilt Top|
|Quilting with friends, Patti and Rita|