First step, bring some order to this disaster of a sewing room. I should have taken an after picture. It looks much better now. The fabric closet has been straightened up, everything put away and ordered restored. When it is clean I just want to sit in there and admire it. Alas, I won't get much sewing done that way.
Even though the christening gown is breathing down my neck, we have to bring Baby H home before we can baptize him. So over the weekend I have been knocking out the embroidery on his coming home gown. Mommy went back and forth over whether she wanted a bubble or a gown. Gown was finally decided on. I am using Kathy Neal's Neal's Nightshirt. I have had this pattern for ages but never used it. It is very similar to a pattern I have about worn out and even bought a replacement copy. There is something about the offset front closure that speaks to me. It spoke to Mommy as well.
One of the challenges of long distance sewing is trying to describe in a common language what you are using and planning. I finally put together a couple of groupings to show Mommy the plan. This is the one she chose. Skinny Dip pique, antique glass buttons, Swiss eyelet trims, blue fairy fabric for the piping, silk satin ribbon and embroidered with blue floss.
Time is flying by, I am off to construct a sweet baby gown. Later, faithful reader.