All is pretty much in their places, except in my sewing/quilting/crafting/art room. (Which I cannot wait to get organized).
Meanwhile, I would love to share a few photos of the little smocked apron-dress for our little grandbaby. She was the flower girl to our son's wedding at the beginning of this month.
I love, love, love the Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazines! And I am sad to hear that they will no longer be publishing them. Are there any of you, who have some of these magazines they would like to sell?
This particular pattern by Kathy Dykstra, was in Issue 88, that a dear friend shipped to me when they were in Australia.
It is a little different smocking that I did, since I couldn't seem to stop! lol And I was sooo happy that this fit our little "bunny", since she does not live near us and I had to guess on her actual size. And the pattern was for a bigger girl, but I was able to "cut down the size".
This is all one piece; however, it looks like a layered apron over the ruffled underdress.
On my Smocked & Stitched post on my blog, I wrote and posted more photos of our little flower girl in action (She definitely is in constant motion :o)
And for the groomsmen, I also was able to finish bow ties and hand embroider their initials on them, so they could keep "track of them"...which I was also very happy that they fit! There were 8 groomsmen, but I sewed an extra one for our son. He loves bow ties, but just to be a little different, he wore a dark navy on navy tie.
(clockwise...first top left: 3 of the 8 groomsmen; top right: our younger daughter Girly~Whirly & her hubby; one of his best men and our son the groom; three groomsmen before their speeches; our older daughter's hubby and our grandbaby with another groomsman).
Thank you Wendy and Dawn for this wonderful blog of Sew Its Finished! And thank you to all of you with your inspiring finishes! I hope to get to more piecing of some quilt tops...
Blessings & Aloha!