Wednesday, June 22, 2011

pioneer dress

here is where I am at with my pioneer dress.

this is the green print.  and I still need to do the apron, but should be done before saturday.

still needs it buttons, and the hem is pressed and pinned, but it will be finished tonight, and get the apron cutout and maybe partly stitched.

I am cheating......  using a serger as much as possible,  instead of hand sewing if possible. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

quicky post

Meet Hannah Rose

She is the reason I have been out of touch for the past several days.
I went and helped with her older siblings for a few days.
It may take me a bit to catch up, but give me time.

didn't get much chance to tat while i was gone.

she is grandbaby #10 for us. 

6 girls and 4 boys.

Friday, June 3, 2011

non tatting post

I wanted to show you what arrived in the mail today from Karrieann Warr.

The bonnet,  silly, not me....

A handmade, (meaning hand sewn), hand quilted Pioneer woman's bonnet.  just what I was looking for so I didn't need to find the time to make one. 

and another pose

and another bonnet view
Karrieann is very talented I think, don't you?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

instead of tatting

I have been doing something other then tatting for most of my spare time the last few days.  and this is it....
36" of crocheted beading lace,  need 7-8" more
a length of crocheted beading lace for the neckline of the camisole I am making. the thread is size 30 ecru  Daisy brand made by Lily Co., an antique thread from my grandmother.

I am not going to take the time to do the armhole lengths right now.  I want to get the sewing done first then see how much time i  have.  what with working,  several weekends are booked with stuff and the quaquicentenial is at the end of the month.  and sometime in the middle, our 10th grandchild will be born and I will be there to help for a few days.

I have done some work on the hanky edge,  and here it is...
this is just past half way on the one side.  so, this will be a work in progress as it goes.  yes, that is a pop-a-bobbin shuttle i am using.  I like them very much.

I got the rest of the garden in after work today.  yeah! very wet ground, but needed to get in.
6 All Season cabbage
8 White Vienna kohlrabi
2 Black Diamond watermelon
3 Sun Sugar Watermelon
3 Honey Bear squash
3 Carnival squash 5 tomatoes ~ 1 Celebrity, 1 Bush Beefsteak, 1 Early Goliath, 1 Black Krim, 1 Lemon Boy ~ The red tomatoes are for farmguy and canning to use for him during the winter as I am allergic to red tomatoes, but I can eat yellow in moderation.  don't know why, but I get hives in my mouth if I eat fresh red tomatoes.  The yellow don't seem to affect me as badly, so am going to try this and see if I can actually have a BLT.  I haven't had one of those for about 30 years when I gave up trying to eat red tomatoes.