Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Three Knit Scarves

Red Scarf
Pattern: Drop Stitch Scarf Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

I finished it yesterday, and wore it today.
Lovin' my new scarf!

Green Scarf
This green scarf is also the same drop-stitch pattern, knit in October 2011 for a gift. I used Knit Picks Swish Tonal yarn and let me tell you, it was a dream to knit with. Beautiful yarn!

Black Scarf
The third scarf is one I made my son for Christmas. The pattern is called the
Manly Scarf #7. Really. I think there must be manly scarves #'s 1 through 6, and maybe more....I didn't pursue it. But #7 is a winner because it was a fun pattern to knit, and my son wears his scarf all the time on these cold days. The yarn is Knit Picks Swish Worsted.

Yea for scarves! I love knitting and wearing them during the winter months. Happy knitting, happy sewing, happy whatever hobby you're enjoying. :) Ruth

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas Wedding

It has been 2 weeks since Katie was married! Two weeks already, and I meant to post a few pictures before now. I now have 3 married daughters--I can't believe it when I think about it. The girls are still my babies, but now the oldest 3 are married and all grown up.

The wedding was beautiful, and Katie was a lovely bride. I thought I'd share some snapshots of the decorations. Because the church was still decorated for Christmas with a tree and poinsettias, Katie decided to go with a red berry theme for her decorations.

Berries on the candelabras, on the pew bows, on the bird cage card holder, berries on the cake, and berries in the table centerpieces....it was simply delightful. By the way, the centerpieces were upturned glass goblets with red tea lights on the top and berries and greenery underneath, and the idea came from Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest for great ideas!

Oh, one last thing, I still want to round up some pictures to show you of my youngest daughter and my 2 granddaughters wearing their wedding finery, especially since this is a sewing blog and Jessica and I sewed the dresses. Another post for another day....


Monday, January 09, 2012

Two Flower Girl Dresses

Finally, here is the finished dress I made my 6-year-old daughter for her sister's wedding. The pattern is New Look 6065, size 3 width with a size 5 length.

I also sewed this next dress for my 19-month-old granddaughter. My other granddaughter's dress was sewn by her mommy, Jessica, who I hope will post pictures too.

Tavi's dress is a McCall's 6268, views C and D combined. The pattern comes in sizes S, M, L, and XL. I made a size XL, and it fit perfectly. I used the same crepe backed satin as Emily's dress, with the matte side as the right side. For the sleeve bindings and the bloomers, I used the satin on the outside.

Take a look at the beautiful flower that Jessica made for Tavi's dress. Somehow or another she cut the flower petals out of satin and melted the edges. If you're interested, I'm sure Jessica can tell you how she made the flowers. Yes, flowers--she made 4 total--one for each of the 3 flower girls' hair, and one for the front of Tavi's dress.

The three flower girls each wore these sweet little blue beaded bracelets that I made. (I'm almost afraid to admit it, but I think I want another hobby--beading. These bracelets are simply beads strung on elastic thread, but oh, they were so fun to make. And now I want to make more. And more elaborate. Oh, the fun I could have if I decide to take up beading!)

Once I get them from the wedding photographer, I will post pictures of the girls wearing their lacy dresses. Can you believe I didn't take ANY photos with my camera?!