Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day and Sewing 101

This afternoon, we find ourselves in town, and without any little kids to spend Canada Day with. So we're walking across the train bridge and going to the downtown celebrations by ourselves. One of the feature concerts we want to see is Cadillac Mike. We think he does Elvis songs. We're not sure, but it'll be fun anyway. We'll eat market food then walk home before supper. The sun is shining today and our spirits are so lifted.

Well, after putting the push on to make sure I had Emily's quilt done for her July 11th birthday, I'm done in plenty of time. It turned out so cute. Mert snipped each of the 4 layers on each flower. It took him hours and has calluses on his hands. I washed it to make the roses all fluffy and raged. Grampie couldn't resist lying on the quilt... Also, here is a picture of Patience and Aurora laying on Emily's quilt. I'll take a picture of Emily and her quilt on her birthday and show you. I'm sure she'll be delighted with it.

Now, I'm slowing down and doing smaller projects for the summer. Yesterday, I got out some summer seersucker and made these 2 sundresses for Caitlin and Grace. They are so easy and quick to make. While I was sewing them, I was thinking of when I was in grade 8. We had home economics classes back then and in our class we learned some basic sewing. I felt like yesterday was grade 8 basic sewing. 5/8" seams, gathering, hemming. It was an easy sewing day.

Tomorrow I'm off to Fabricville to find a nice summery sundress pattern for Jessica and Emily. Something a little more big-girl like.

1 comment:

dp said...

I love the dresses, the fabric is so up beat. The quilt is adorable and Emily is going to treasure it.. because she knows its a prize winning quilt... and she picked it out her self....