Tuesday, December 24, 2013


 Praying that each and every one of you have a very blessed Holiday with your family and friends.

Monday, December 9, 2013



As I've posted before, I wanted to do my 3 sons and their wives a bed quilt. This was the year I was going to make it happen. 
Never mind that I was so booked in my shop as well as custom orders coming in.
Moving to a new house was not going to stop me. 
Curtain and window treatment would have to wait. 
Sheets will do right?
Did I mention they all have King Size beds.
Pattern was selected. 
Decided to use the Irish Chain for all three.
I ask each wife what her favorite color scheme was.
Trying not to let them know what I was doing.
Alot of guessing going on, I can tell you.
Bought the fabric. 
Put it together.
Sent them out to the long arm quilter.
Made the binding.
Attached to the quilts


Last night I finished the binding on one.
Do a victory dance.
Now for the other two.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Time To Dig A Hole And Crawl In.


Looks like a fun weekend for the Mid-South. 
When life gives you lemons just make lemonaide.

Last night I got the quilts binding sewn on. Now to close.
Got to get a special order ready to ship by the first of the week. 
With the rain, sleet and freezing rain I should have plenty to keep me busy.

I have picked the smocking design for my wee care bonnets.

All is great as long as we don't lose power.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where DId It Go?

Once again the Holidays are upon us,
And as in years past there does not seem to be enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done.

Theres quilts to have binding put on. 3 king size. Skirts to be finished. 6 as of today.
Wee care smocking to do.

But its all good.

The quilts turned out awesome.
Orders are coming in and that is what I've been working towards.
Next order of business will be to think on spring fashion to add to the shop.

Praying you all stay safe this season

Saturday, September 21, 2013


For about a year I have been working on samples for a new company that I will be a part of Memphis Blues.
We are doing a line of ladies clothing that is Traditional and modest with a classic twist.
We are trying to do one size fits most. With a basic 2 size range.
We have a buyer, that  wants our products.
Small order as of now but YIPPEE!!!!
Now the work begins.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Is It Just Me????


O.K., I know I'm getting older. And I may be alittle behind in whats hip, but I just don't get the little girls fashions theses days.
I'm o.k. with the mix match. Some of it.
But, come on, some things just don't blend. 
I'll admit I don't care for the tule.
Its fine for play or a petticoat but thats as far as I go with it.
And these headbands that is bigger than the childs head to me makes them look like a Vegas line dancer.
OOPs, did I say that?
Whats wrong with letting them look like little girls?
Yes, I lean to the vintage styles. I Adore smocking.
At least we're on the same page with ruffles.
Oh well, just had to get that off my mind.

Now I  think I'll go work on a simple peasant dress.

Friday, September 13, 2013



As I posted before we now have a Smockers Guild in Desoto County, Ms.

I will be working on a Blog in the next few days.
As well as getting our Newsletter out.

I've got to finish some things.
Yesterday was a good day. 
I got a skirt ready to go except the hem.
That makes 4 that's got hand work to do. UHHHH.
2 wraps arounds for a customer. And 2 Samples for my shop.

I've always been interested in Heirloom sewing.
For years its been a dream of mine to go to Martha's workshop. 
But as life would have it, I'm either busy or off somewhere with the mister.
So I bought a month trail of Martha's TV.
I'm enjoying theses Very Talented ladies.
Guess I'm a late bloomer.

As you may know, I do a line of children's clothes.
Now like most, I search every where for inspiration. 
Seems like I'm always looking for something that lights a fire.
I've always loved Heirloom. 
But for the average everyday kids the demand is very limited to say the least.
Here's my take on what I'm seeing.
I like ruffles. I like to mix colors and prints.
So I guess its would be a fair assessment to say some I really like and some is so so.