For Your Sunday Viewing Pleasure…

Hi everyone and happy Sunday to you.

I did get Felicity’s dress listed on Ebay and wanted to let you know. You can see it by clicking HERE or click on the picture at the right side bar.

Here are a few pictures to make you smile…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Felicity is liking “Colonial Rose” very much…

YAY! I made some real progress on Felicity’s dress today. It’s coming along nicely and the more I finish, the more Felicity likes it. Can you see why? She looks fabulous in this rosy color! (I think I’m going to call the color Rose.) It really brings out the softness of her coloring. There’s a surprise about it? Can you guess it before I reveal it? Here are a few hints in the way of pictures…

If you click on any picture it will enlarge…

I used vintage lace on the sleeve ruffles…

Okay, did you guess what the surprise is?

It’s not a one piece dress…it’s actually 2 pieces. There’s the skirt section, which actually has enough body to stand out like this on its own without a petticoat underneath…

…and the bodice with the apron attached…

Doesn’t it look like it’s all one piece?

Here is the back with tiny buttons…

I think Felicity looks lovely in this and it’s not even finished yet… here’s one more look…

I guess I’ll see what I can get done on Friday…this one has come together pretty quickly considering I was visiting with my family part of the time too! :o)

I hope you’re liking it…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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I’m back at my sewing machine again…

This is so short, it might be equivalent to a “non-post!”

I’m happy to report I still remember how to use my sewing machine! It’s been a few days since I’ve been in my sewing room, so I wasn’t sure if I’d remember how things worked or not… just kidding, but it is strange for me not to sew at least something each day. Although when I show you the little bit I got finished, you’ll probably laugh and think “that’s it???”

I managed to get Felicity’s bodice constructed and the sleeves set in, but just at the sleeve cap… they aren’t stitched underneath the arm because I have to finish the sleeve edges first.

I was going to stay up late and get more done on it, but I have to get up early for a dentist appointment.. UGH… a crown! UGH again!

I thought maybe when I get home I’ll have all day to sew, so we’ll see what I might get accomplished…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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You’ll REALLY have to use your imagination on this dress…

I had a really busy Father’s Day and it got busier as the day went on. My mom, my hubby and I had a late lunch together and then Kristoffer joined us about 5:30. He left and when he did, I took my mom home. Then Rebecca got home from work and we had a little Father’s Day time with just her. The day seemed to slide right into the evening hours and I realized nothing was getting sewn on Felicity’s dress.

I’m not kidding this time when I tell you you’ll have to use your imagination for this dress. It is TOTALLY held onto Felicity’s body with nothing but pins. Not a stitch has been made, not a piece has been pressed, no laces have been decided on, but I’m still going to show you a few pictures of what I’m thinking of. There will be a lace fichu around her neck, but not necessarily the lace I have shown… it was just handy, so I used it. The same thing with the tiny piece I have wrapped around her sleeve… maybe, maybe not…

Anyway, here goes…

If you click on any picture it will enlarge.

Okay, got it figured out what it’s going to look like? :o)

On Saturday, after we finished mowing the grass, I did tackle a project I have been wanting to do for a long time. The back inside panels of our car were deteriorating terribly…I suppose from age??? It looked like a wild animal had been trapped in our car and was clawing at the panels to try and get out. I was embarrassed by the way they looked and was ready for the challenge. The fabric that was up there was so dry, if you just barely touched it, it would flake off. I had been looking for some kind of fabric to replace it with, and finally settled on some light gray polar fleece and used the wrong side of it. It was a pretty good match with the carpeting and leather seats… it was also stretchy, which was a blessing…

I actually used the little plastic tool from our George Foreman grill to stuff it behind the panel. The panels wouldn’t come loose, because they were attached with some clips, so I had to fit it in place. I just left the piece long enough to tuck behind and then used a long needle to do a little stitching at the corners and pull them up so they’d stay in place… Here are a couple pictures of that job…

On a sad note, we got a call from my sister in law and my husband’s brother passed away earlier this afternoon. He left on this Father’s Day to go meet his Heavenly Father.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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