Making two flower girl dresses from my sister's wedding gown...a bittersweet process of working through the grief of losing my sister.
What do I do with this Wedding Dress?
One of the things I inherited from my sister, who died just before the booster shots came out, was her wedding gown from her first wedding when I was her flower girl. Janice's dress was beautiful, heavy silk with lace applique and hand-beaded trim, ordered from the Atlanta Macy's bridal shop, which was a big… Continue reading What do I do with this Wedding Dress?
First Things First…Choosing Colors and Sewing my Mother of the Bride Dress
How I made my Mother of the Bride dress, decisions and design changes, step by step.
The Wedding has been Celebrated! The “sewing factory” returns to “sewing suite,” and the baby bird has flown…
Most engaged couples of the past few years have had to wait. The brides and grooms scheduled for 2020 had to reschedule their nuptials, sometimes two or more times. Our youngest daughter Lucy and her Alex became engaged Fall of 2021, yet there just were not any openings in local event facilities. Every place they… Continue reading The Wedding has been Celebrated! The “sewing factory” returns to “sewing suite,” and the baby bird has flown…
A look back to Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen
The full title of this book, The Gown, A Novel of the Royal Wedding, by Jennifer Robson, includes a dressmaker's view of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding, including the duties in the bride's and bridesmaids' dressing rooms and viewing the wedding itself. This book is primarily about common people, dressmakers and embroiders, who sewed Princess Elizabeth's gown… Continue reading A look back to Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen
Button, button, who collected all these buttons?
I have been sewing a lot lately, and not blogging very often, even though I think of many things I want to say. Just a portion of our merged button stashes… When I sew, I miss my sister Janice, who passed away last Fall. She was an amazing seamstress and quilter. I received all her… Continue reading Button, button, who collected all these buttons?
Missing My Sister, My Heart Hurts
As a few of my readers know, my older sister passed away last month, due to COVID. She and her husband were immunized, so when she first got sick, she thought it was the flu. When they tested positive, they were told to go home and quarantine, which they did. When she called her physician… Continue reading Missing My Sister, My Heart Hurts
The Perfect Gift, choosing a custom bag from Satchel, Savannah
I don’t usually get very excited about gifts. They’re fun to buy for other people, but unless small children are in the picture, I don’t expect it to be magical. I enjoy making presents much better than shopping for them. If someone asks me what I want, I probably come up with a few books,… Continue reading The Perfect Gift, choosing a custom bag from Satchel, Savannah
Hope and Nostalgia
Review of two historical books and hope for the future.
Reading of Amish Life, while staying safe at home…
Life at home: sewing masks, walking puppies, cooking and reviewing a new book: Patricia John's "Thursday's Bride."
Reading, Cooking, Sewing and Walking the Dogs…Life in these Strange Times
Things I've been doing while "sheltering in place."