Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I got this picture of my sweet niece Esme through email, and I can't enlarge
the picture, which is sad because she is sooo cute.
Esme took a sewing class last summer and started this precious top . She was
able to pull it out last week and finish it up by herself. She has grown up to such a beautiful young lady, is an accomplished gymnast, an excellent student, and has
recently been accepted into the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Esme acts with the Bards of Birmingham where she will learn to put her new sewing skills to use while
helping make costumes The part of Miranda will be played by Esme in their production
of The Tempest. Can you tell I am slightly proud of this sweet niece?
I hope she will come and visit soon so we can sew together again!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thy beasts and singing birds,
and guard with tenderness
small things that have no words.
I have been away from my blog for awhile ; I went to Ohio
to plan the funeral for my Aunt Marge, who was 92 . Marge
Friday, March 2, 2012
After I cut out my pieces, I sewed them into the circular shaped cape. I did not put the collar or hood on it, and finally settled on just a bias binding around the neck. It worked well, so I used a pink grosgrain ribbon (with beautiful sparkly silver polka dots) to trim the outside of the neckline and hang into ties. I had enough ribbon to double the ties, stitched them down and they look loverly on the sparkly fabric.