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, November 28

My Holiday - The Elephant House


I loved the first few books of the Harry Potter series.

And was excited to have coffee where the author, JK Rowling began the tale.

This is the view from the window that she would have looked out.
(as reported by the staff, anyway)

Do you see the Castle way in the background?

Making my "things to do in Edinburgh" list.
And we sat at the very table where JK Rowling wrote!!


We toured the Castle, which I loved.

In this woolen shop, there was an old Singer Sewing Machine on display.

Thoughts of home!


Good Bye England, Scotland and Wales.

It was fun!!


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Wednesday, November 26

My Holiday - Hadrians Wall


I am very intrigued by Hadrian's Wall.

Imagine a wall to go right across a country.  

We are always building walls to keep people out…or to keep people in.  
Very sad that we still do it today.


After Hadrian's Wall, my sister and I travel into Scotland.

A unique beauty.
We are on our way to Edinburgh.

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Monday, November 24

My Holiday - Caernarfon Walled Town


I love Walls around a town.

I think it is so cozy!!

Caernarfon is  a small walled town, perfect for us to explore.

There was a locked gate to the stairs leading up to the wall.

But our wonderful tour guide, Emrys Lewelyn, had the key. 
 If you go to Caernarfon, you must take his walking tour!


"Born and bred in Caernarfon, what Emrys Llewelyn doesn't know about the town isn't worth knowing!"


I love the view from up high. You can see things that otherwise aren't visible .


A much better view of all the windows with pretty lace curtains.

Love the China in this window.

After our tour of the town, we walked along the water. It was a very gray day but lovely to be there.

We ended at a Pub where I had Cream Tea!

Ahhh….UK = Good Tea!!





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Saturday, November 22

My Holiday - I Love Castles

Caernarfon Castle is on the water.
I love Castles!
This one is in the town of Caernarfon in Wales.  I didn't know how much I would like Wales but it is a place I would like to stay for a while and just live it.

Inside the walls of the Castle.


I like the way Castles have windy passages with surprises around the corner.

And little peep holes to look through.  Of course in the day of the Castle these little peep holes would be used to shoot arrows from. And the Castles were needed because it was an age of wars.  Not Good!

So, I would never want to live in a Castle but they are fun to explore.



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Friday, November 21

My Holiday - Lunch at Beatrice Potters Farm

I love Beatrice Potter.  

And it was fun to have a home hosted lunch in a farm once owned by her.

It looked very Peter Rabbitish to me.

And the country was beautiful.

For lunch we had yummy bread served in this pretty blue and white bowl.

And what do you think?  

We had the best Carrot Soup ever made.

A Peter Rabbit kind of a day!



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Wednesday, November 19

My Holiday - Yorkshire

I love Yorkshire!

We drove through the Moors on our way to...

the North Sea.

Our destination was the ruins of Whitby Abby that you see above the village of Whitby.

The ruins were on top of the hill and very windy.  
Also, very interesting.

Then we walked down 199 uneven, stone steps to the town.

We passed this cute Tea Room…that we didn't go in!

On our way to have the best Fish and Chips I ever had!!

It was a very fun day!!





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