Sunday, August 09, 2009

I Found My Baby Dresses

My Baby Dresses
Originally uploaded by lasassone
I found the baby dresses of mine from the 1940's that I mentioned earlier. When I was a little girl my baby dolls used to wear these too and my very favorite was the one in front with the ribbon trim. My Mum's friend Lena Larson even did that sweet crochet around the hem of that one just like she did on the neck edge. I imagine Mum had a good deal of fun dressing her long-awaited and only baby girl up in these dresses.

I know that I dressed me eldest daughter in these dresses but am not sure about the other 2 girls who were 7 and 12 years younger than she was - still are! LOL

Getting these out, pressing them and putting them with the ones I bought for $1 each at the flea market gave me an idea. I think I'm going to use them somehow as a valance on one of my windows. I went today and bought a brass curtain rod. All the windows in this house are the same size (strange I know), but I probably will put them in the fabric room window. It is the only window that doesn't get any direct sunlight. I may not leave them up forever, but I've enjoyed seeing them again so much and will enjoy looking at them everyday for a little while anyway.

Monday, August 03, 2009

And now back to stitching.....

Wish my baby girl had warned me she was taking our picture with her phone as she and her family pulled out of the drive to leave for the Grand Canyon. I would have sucked in my tummy! LOL..... I just realized that you can see her in the rear view mirror!

It is SO quiet here today. Not that they were noisy-they were not at all, but having others in the house is so different for G and I. I have kept busy today so that I won't become weepy. Yesterday when we all went to the local flea market, a lady there donated an office-paper box full of fabric to our Blankie project. All but 2 pieces tested as cotton, so today I've been running little color loads and drying them on my rack outside. We're having a nice breezy day and it's just over 80 degrees, so it's very pleasant. See the fabrics fluttering in the breeze?

Also yesterday I bought 2 of the cutest little vintage baby shirts. They are both white with very dainty embroidery and the sweetest little mother of pearl buttons. They open up the front just right of the center so that you could open the shirt, lay the baby down on it and then button them into it. I venture to say they are from the 1940's. The reason I say that is they are very similar to a couple baby dresses of mine that my Mum saved. She once told me that the dresses were available in the dime store for stitchers to embroider and her friend Lena Larson gave them to me when I was born. If I can remember where those dresses are tucked away, I will post a picture of them. Meanwhile, here are the baby shirts I bought for $1 each!

I've no idea of why I fell in love with these baby shirts. They made me smile and my granddaughter, who is 5 and loves pretty things, liked them too. I'm sure that there are no more grandchildren in our future, so perhaps I will clean and add these to the great-grandchild hope chest!
I'll go look for those dresses!
Stitch On!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Not a whole lot of stitching going on here!

Still here until Monday is our youngest daughter and her family shown above. They live in TX and are traveling by car. They started by driving to Disneyland and then came up here for the week. One of the nights they spent up north at our eldest daughter's place in the mountains. When they leave here Monday, they are headed to the Grand Canyon and then home after that.

In mid-July our #2 daughter and her family came by plane to California. The day this picture was taken we had driven with our eldest daughter(she is on far right) into San Francisco. We all went to Alcatraz and spent the whole day together. The following Monday her hubby had to return home to Georgia for work and she and the kiddos drove out to spend the week at our place and her sister's place in the mountains.

I feel like I've been running a B and B! Just joking. The girls have been very helpful and I haven't had to do much except bake and direct traffic in the bathroom. A good time was had by all and is still being had. I've still managed to be able to attend my Tuesday morning stitching group because they all have gone off on their own on every one of the Tuesdays. I'm not making much progress on anything though. The girls don't come to California that often and it's a shame they couldn't be here at the same time. However, it would not have been a good thing to have 9 people sharing a bathroom!
So, next week it will be back to normal which is extreme quiet and we'll be missing all of them.
Hang in there! I'll be back, as Arnold once said......