Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Friday, April 28

How Light and Dark can Change the Look

This is a block of my Lizzie's Legacy quilt.

This is another block using the very same design.

Isn't it neat how they can look totally different when you change around the fabric and the lights and darks in the fabric.



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Thursday, April 27

A Fine Morning In My Sewing Room

Morning. 
Looking out the window of my Sewing Room.

I have a pretty view.


Inside my Sewing Room….my Brown Dog is always near.





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Tuesday, April 25

Finished Baby Quilt

The finished Baby Quilt for my Nieces baby.

I waited  to post pictures until  I'd sent it to her.

I like the design  used to quilt it.

Straight lines at angles to the squares.
It's called cross hatch quilting.

I hand embroidered the words on the label.
You can click on the picture to read it.

"May this baby be a joy and blessing to all who meet him".


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Monday, April 24

The Making of a Baby Quilt

I have been working on a Baby Quilt for the last several months.
I am piecing the top on my Mom's old Featherweight.

I've been making it for my niece's new baby boy.  


I've made it using only two fabrics on the top. A baby print.  And a matching solid.


In this picture, my neighbor is helping me baste the top to the backing with the batting in between.  Getting it ready to hand quilt.
It's sort of an Irish Chain Quilt.

I spent the winter in front of the fire with my Brown Dog, quilting.
It was very peaceful.

Stitching prayers into my quilt for this new baby.
                                         
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Saturday, April 22

I Love My Old Hoosier Jars


I found these old jars in an antique shop while on my Boston/New Hampshire trip with Susie Gay. They were made to fit in the old Hoosier kitchens and I L.O.V.E. them.

I never even knew they existed.

But now…..I NEED them.  And I NEED  more (at a reasonable price, of course).

They are absolutely perfect for my huge inventory of Buttons.


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Thursday, April 20

Featherweight Sewing in April


My Friend came to sew with me again.  Bringing her Featherweight with her.  We are stitching on our Lizzie's Legecy quilt when she comes.

It's so much fun!!

At the end of the day, I had lots of pieces ready to stitch together….but no blocks finished to show for my day!!

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So I kept sewing, long after she left. 
At the end of the day, I had 3 more blocks done!

March 19, 1858
"Mr Yeager and wife and my humble self went to Ma's to help on Kate's quilt - made Mr Carpenter a shirt in the morning."

excerpt from Lizzie's Legacy Quilt book by Betsy Chutchian







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