This is from a book that I am working on. I probably shouldn't say "am working" on because I haven't worked on it for months now, and I only have a couple of pages left to do. I guess I'm procrastinating because it is so unlikely that it will get published. I rewrote the poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." My version is "The Night Before the FIRST Christmas." It starts out, "Twas the night before the first Christmas when Jesus was Born. All the creatures were stirring all over the barn. They tore down the cobwebs and swept up the hay, in hopes that a King was coming their way." I really should finish it so I can at least give my grandchildren a copy.
This is a dress that I made when my daughter got married. Her DH's little cousin wore it. She passed out the programs. It coordinated with the flower girls dresses that I made for my grand daughters. You may remember them from my post about my portfolio. It was probably in January. (I can't figure out how to link back to one of my own posts.) Kellen's had diagonal tucks and pearls on the bodice. Her sash was embroidered with ribbon. Jenna's dress was smocked and had little pink bows sewn in with the smocking. This dress is embroidered as you can see. The bow is appliqued by hand. The flower pattern was random, as most of my embroidery is. You can see that the collar and sleeve cuffs are also embroidered. There is piping around the collar. Peeking out at the neck of this close up photo is the half slip that I made for her. The skirt is pleated. The fabric is batiste. I purchased it at this awesome fabric store in Gastonia, NC. It is huge. My DD's MIL took me there. She lives nearby. I cannot think of the name of the store, but I know it is a girl's name.
I decide to edit this and add one of the photos of my grand daughters in their dresses, too. This is a photo of a photo so the quality isn't very good.
I hope none of your mind the total hodgepodginess (What a word!)of this post. I have projects in the works, but none finished to show yet. I'm off the rest of the week, so I hope to get a LOT done!!!!