Monday, March 15, 2010

Ready for the Easter Bunny for Another Year and Our Visit to the NE

Lil' E's Easter dress is finished! I worked on it in the car ride to the NE, which is about a 15 hour drive. I finished this and poured over all those wonderful Sew Beautiful and smocking magazines that my friend gave me.
As you can see I used pink, blue, yellow, white, green and orange embroidery floss to smock this little dress. I used three strands and have two rows of each color very close to each other so that the colors would show up really well. Then, I added the little heart buttons in the same colors on the white row.



On the back, I used a blue and and a yellow flower button and blue narrow ribbon to make a closure.


I took this picture of the sun beginning to set in Massachusetts. I thought this was beautiful!!!

In Connecticut, we went to this sugar house to watch them making maple syrup. I wish you could smell the fragrant air from this sap boiling down to syrup!! They had homemade bread, maple cream, maple sugar, cookies etc....... Yummy!!! So much for my healthy eating program, huh? Actually, we have eaten just a little so far, and we plan to share with our parents.

While we were visiting, our oldest grand daughter's singing group performed, so we got to hear her sing. Our second grand daughter's art work was in an exhibit while we were there.
What talented little ladies they are.
It's always so nice to see our daughters and their families doing so well.
We had so much fun playing, reading, jumping rope, playing in the snow, watching movies, eating popcorn, painting, sewing, etc.... with the four grands who live in the NE.
I even got to be a mystery reader for our oldest grand's class at school. She didn't know who the reader was going to be until I walked in with her mom. I read to them from The Wizard of Oz.
Since we don't get to be with the grands very often, we try to make the time we are with them as jam packed as we can.

18 comments:

Chicago Sarah said...

Oh, Julia- that dress is so pretty! And I loved the NE pics, I still miss New England. :) I'm so glad it worked out for you to take that trip up.

Trudy Callan said...

The dress is so amazingly beautiful.

Goosegirl said...

Julia, I love this little dress so much! The colors are so bright and fun! And your trip sounds wonderful with your grandchildren. I am so glad you had fun!

KID, MD said...

The dress is beautiful! It sounds like you had a great time with family.

Jackie said...

The dress is just gorgeous! I love your picture of the setting sun.

gwensews said...

What a beautiful little dress. That's something that IF one could find in RTW, probably couldn't afford. I loved your picture of the wooded area. Time with your grands is precious. They grow up so fast!

Claudia said...

Julia, that dress is beautiful! Glad you had a great time with your family in the Northeast. Today is sunny here, finally, and I think Spring is in the air.

xo
Claudia

Martha said...

What a wonderful grandmother you are. It sounds like you had a great visit making memories. YOur smocking is beautiful. Reminds me of popsicles.

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Little Sewing Alcove said...

What a wonderful trip that was! and the dress is beautiful..absolutely beautiful!

Kim said...

Julia- the dress is gorgeous! I love all the colors- so pretty! Sounds like you had a blast with the family- I wouldn't worry about how your week went eating wise. It's about being aware and trying our best- and I know you'll be back at it this week :) Welcome home!!!

Faye Lewis said...

You did the Easter Bunny proud!

LAnderson (SewNso @ Southern Stitches) said...

Beautiful smocking! Glad you had such a wonderful trip!

ShirleyC said...

Julia,
That is one darling little dress! So interesting! I just now figured out how to get to your blog. Thanks for being one of my followers.

~~louise~~ said...

What a charming dress Julia. It's just lovely. Oh to be so talented...

Well it sure does sound like you had a great time with the kids and grand kids. Precious moments...I'll be off to see mine in a few weeks. I can't wait.

Thank you so much for sharing your visit and your talent. Simply amazing.

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Britta said...

That dress is awesome! I smocked my sister's baby girl twins blessing dresses. It was a lot of work, but worth it. I need to do more of it so that I can get better. Yours looks really good.

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

Beautiful smocking - you must have such patience.

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