We went to Colorado last week and I got a picture of my grandson wearing the jacket I made. It fits! Well, it's actually somewhat big, but not too big that he can't wear it now and yet have growing room. When I asked him who made his jacket, he shouted, "Grammie made it!" He was excited and happy about the jacket, and that makes me happy. :-)
While we were in Colorado, Jessica and I took off one afternoon and went to Denver Fabrics. My, how that store has changed since I lived in Denver! We still managed to find some fabric (of course!). I bought two pieces for winter skirts, the plaid and a solid black--both wool blends. The white fabric is a sweater knit--perfect for the cardigan, bolero, or shrug patterns that I often see in the Ottobre magazines.
This fourth print is a lightweight poplin with a bold border print. I plan to use this for skirts for Ellen and Jessica. They both have green tops, and since they live in different houses they wouldn't have to be matchy-matchy (horrors!).
This last piece of fabric did not come from Denver Fabrics but was given to me by a dear friend in Denver who was cleaning out her stash and knows I love to sew. The fabric is baby corduroy in a soft pink---perfect for my little girl and two granddaughters. Not sure yet what I'll make.
Lastly, here is a sneak preview of what I stayed up sewing 'til the wee hours of the morning yesterday---I just couldn't stop because it was all coming together so nicely. In a few short weeks I am flying to Switzerland to visit my second-born daughter, her husband, and my new 3-month old grand baby. I can't wait to meet my newest granddaughter, and I just had to sew something for her! I'll post more about this sweet garment after I get pictures of the baby wearing it.