Tuesday, August 9, 2011

All Dressed Up!


About a month ago, we welcomed a new baby to our extended family.  As you know, I have no babies to sew for, so what a treat it was to put together a sweet daygown for the new little one.


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I had such fun making this little gown!  The pattern is from Martha Pullen’s “Grandmother’s Hope Chest” and the smocking pattern is from a back issue of Sew Beautiful magazine.  Sorry, I forget the issue, but  I believe it is a Janet Gilbert design.  I hope little Katie Jo enjoys wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!


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Hugs,  Prissy

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer…


It’s hot here in Missouri!  Really hot!  Yesterday it was 101 degrees with a 112 degree heat index.  I hate heat like that!  I mean…….. it’s just too dang hot to go outside!  There’s just no way you can be comfortable in that kind of heat.  So imagine you were a baby …  You’re saying, “Just a diaper today, Mom!  Please!” …..  but you can’t just go naked!

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But then she pulls this out of the drawer!  Sweet little diaper shirt with smocked panels on each side of the front placket.

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The pattern is an old one …… ‘Smocked Diaper Shirt’ by LBJ Designs that I purchased back in 1984 when I was sewing for my soon to be born son.  Now I’m using that same pattern to fill my Grandmother’s hope  chest while I wait for my son’s to decide to shower me with grandchildren!  The smocking pattern is from “Bears and Bows” designed by Gretchen B. Ackerman, probably about the same age as the pattern.    Enjoy!


Hugs,  Prissy

Thursday, August 4, 2011



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This is the  quilt I made for my son for his birthday.  I call it “Imagine”.  This is the top …………..




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And this is the back side ………….                                             


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I hope he likes it!


Hugs,  Prissy