Monday, September 1, 2008

I've been found out!

It appears as if oldest daughter has found me, and linked me! Geez louise now I have to be careful of what I say about her. I think she is just stalking me because her two sisters have pictures and she doesn't. But I can fix that, and you have to always be careful what you ask for.

Age 4
First dance recital
Spring 1983


Truly though she is the apple of our eye

Age 8 months
Wearing Mommy's Christening Gown
(shown in post below as most prized possession)
and its hard to believe how grown they all are. I started sewing for her when she was just walking, but I didn't start smocking until she was about three. I don't think I still have this dress but when I think back on it, it was pretty awful. It was done with the iron on dots you pick up by hand, there was no back smocking. I didn't know about back smocking so the ruffle on the top was all sprung out. It is amazing how far you come over the years. I have taken lots of classes in recent years but for most of my sewing life I have been self taught from books. So not really too bad in the scheme of things I guess.

Flower girl
Age 4

Dress for her flower girl
Adaptation of Australian Smocking and Embroidery Snowdrop Issue #30
Sleeve and collar from AS+E Storybook Issue #66
The smocking is a bit better 20+ years later.

Blushing bride and handsome groom
Nov 11, 2006

Love you honey. Now go back to that blog of yours and clean up that language! You weren't raised that way.


  1. says the woman who just a foot of computer space ago admitted to cussing like a sailor.

    Hello pot- haaaaaavvvve you met the kettle?

  2. edit-
    I just noticed your verbage mother. I protest the insinuation that the heart picture was taken in my "first" of many. I mean come on- a girl takes one year of dance and it comes back to haunt for a lifetime!

  3. Hi Martha,

    Those dresses are simply DARLING!!!
    Thanks for your kind words on my daygown - I am waiting to go to my friend's house so that she can teach me how to attach the placket.

  4. You are most welcome. I know your gown is going to be beautiful.

  5. As a friend of your oldest daughter I must thank you for posting these adorable photos.. lol

  6. LOL, you are most welcome. She just loves those recital pictures. They have come in quite handy through the years.


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