Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bitty Baby

Every year I make dresses for the two little girls for Christmas and I make matching dresses for their dolls. They both have Bitty Babies. This year I think the doll dresses were harder than the ones for the girls. I love making doll clothes.  One time, years ago, I had my kids and the neighbor kids in the basement sewing doll clothes.  I wonder if Bill W. remembers doing it.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The First Heavy Snow of the Winter

The first real snow of the winter arrived today.  We were glad we were scheduled for collecting for he Lions Club on yesterday. It was awfully cold yesterday but a least not wet. Mindy loves the snow and can hardly wait to play in it. Hubby looks forward to using "Big Red" his snowblower.

Monday, December 5, 2016

My Dollhouse Curtains are Done

I have finally finished the curtains for my dollhouse. I found it a very difficult task.  The bath and kitchen curtains were easy because I used a ready made lace for then. I used shrimp skewers for the curtain rods and bent straight pins to hold them up.  For the nursery I used scrap book paper with embroidery floss for the tassel.  I glued them in place.  My fat fingers had a terrible time getting into that corner.  The living room curtains are my least favorite. I had a hard time with the skewers and the pins with the bay windows.  The last one I finished was the bedroom.  I had a rubber pleater that my sister-in-law had given me. It doesn't work on polyester fabrics, but once I used cotton,it worked all right.  With the valence I could just glue everything in place and not worry about curtain rods. Now I just need to tackle some of the furnishings.                                                                                                                    


living room 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

An Autumn Quilt

Carole and I have been working on a quilt pattern that I bought several years ago.  It involves a lot of paper piecing.  Progress is slow.  We aim to finish it by next fall. Out of 161 squares we have finished 12.