Friday, July 29, 2011


I have been madly knitting and sewing for the past two weeks getting some surprises ready for my new neice.  I can't post pictures here yet as her Mommy does look in occasionally and I want her to be surprised too.  I can see the light at the end of tunnel now and am excited to pop the items in the mail.  I also need to finish off my brother's frock coat - still in pieces, and I would like to have some semblance of a kit for my husband for a reenactment in three weeks.   I can't think about this all at once or I will get overwhelmed and never get finished.  I do appreciate have lots of things to do to keep me out of trouble.

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer as I am.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Dress

I am thrilled to finally be able to post some pictures of the dress I finished.  It has been a little while as I was waiting for photos from friends to get back to me.  Here is my pink sheer silk.  The ruching at the edge of the sleeves has hand-rolled hems and is hand gathered.  The bodice is gathered at the shoulders and waist.  Please excuse the bag, it was a last minute grab and certainly looks a little better than my modern purse.  The photos were taken at Van Dusen Gardens on June 23.