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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Monday, October 20

Still Magnolia's - Pretty Things

I love to see the pretty sewing things when I visit guilds.

This is a Handy little Sewing Thing Holder!


The outside, opened up.

Love the soft colors. And the roses!!

Inside,  Karen (the talented lady who made it!), added cute and useful and lovely items.

I'm in Love!!

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Saturday, October 18

Still Magnolias - Sewing Wagon

Sewing Wagon.

It has a wonderful sound to it, don't you think?  Sewing Wagon.

This was the cool toy at this Retreat,

Many people had them.  They loaded their Sewing Supplies in them to cart them from their car to their sewing space at the table.

There was room at this Retreat center to have the Wagon handy to keep supplies at the ready.

After class, they packed up the Sewing Wagon and carted everything back to their car!

Easy as that!

Each wagon carried a full load and were easy to pull.

And they folded up into a little bit of space.

Word is they purchased them at Sam's or Costco.

I think they were called Beach Wagons, but I had never seen them on the beach.

The are really neat!

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Thursday, October 16

Still Magnolias - Gift Exchange

The Still Magnolias have a Gift Exchange when they have a Retreat.

You bring a gift (under $10) and you get to choose a gift.
They were wrapped up all pretty.

I had a gift to add to their exchange because I love surprises and wanted to play.

This was my gift.  I love this Scissor Holder.
Do I remember Myra telling me her husband had something to do with making this?

Can that be right?

Anyway, I am pleased as punch.

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Tuesday, October 14

Still Magnolias - I Love a Retreat!!

I love a happy student!!

I recently taught for the Still Magnolia Saga Group in North Louisiana.

It was a lot of fun.

My Dress as  appeared in Sew Beautiful Magazine.
We were spending the weekend making Toddler Summer Dress.

The Still Magnolias know how to have fun!!  They go away for the weekend to a Retreat Center and Sew, sew, sew.  All weekend!

The room at this Retreat Center is nice and large.
We were at the Camp Harris Baptist Retreat Center in Mindon, Louisiana.

Everyone careful traced the tucks in the hem.

Here we are attaching Entredeux to fabric and rolling the fabric edge.
We spent some time figuring out the best foot to use on each machine for the Roll and Whip.
It can make all the difference.

Then, at meal time, we just moseyed over to the cafeteria and ate a meal that was waiting and ready for us.  We all loved this part.  Ready and Waiting.  No cooking, no deciding, no cleaning up.

Ready and Waiting!

Then it was back to sewing and attaching the lace to entredeux.

By the end of our weekend, most ladies had their dresses very near complete!

Still Magnolias ……more to come!

Sunday, October 12

Still Magnolias - Smock Across America

Betty and Karen holding up Nightgowns they are stitching.

Smock Across America!

I love that catchy theme for next years Saga.  They want us to send in pictures of all the places we are Smocking or Stitching.  Across America.

Betty is making these beautiful Nightgowns for her Granddaughters.  And Karen was helping.  The pattern is  Primrose Lane - Victorian Dreams.


Smocking Across America

Mindon, Louisiana!

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Friday, October 10


 From my Garden.

Heirloom Rose developed by David Austin

Rose - Created by God

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