Elizabeth started needle and thREAD a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I am very thankful!
On the first week of this linky party, Elizabeth wrote:
"I welcome you to needle and thREAD. What have you been sewing lately? Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a description of what you're up to? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much."
Head on over to Elizabeth's blog and join the party.
I found this nice, summer weight gauzey material for a new skirt for Grace.
I used Simplicity pattern 7233.
She was very happy that I was doing a little sewing for her this week. She needs a few more summer skirts...I can't wait to hit the fabric store with her this weekend.
I'm thinking about the upcoming summer picnics and parades, so we need to get patriotic.
I found this very cute patriotic print at Joann's Fabrics last week. Make sure to get on Joann Fabric's mailing list. The coupons you receive are well worth it.
I used the same pattern for this shirt as I did for her yellow shirt from last week.
After last week's trouble with the red shorts, I found a pattern, Simplicity 5540, that sewed up perfectly.
The sizing on these shorts was perfect.
Let's head to a parade!!
Just today I finished A Gift of Grace, by Amy Clipston.
From Amazon: "Rebecca Kauffman's Old Order Amish life is thrown into upheaval when her sister, who had joined the outside world, is killed in a car crash and leaves two teenage daughters for Rebecca to raise."
I really enjoyed this novel. I gave it 5 stars over on Goodreads. Amy Clipston does a wonderful job bringing the English and Amish worlds together in this story.
I had a hard time putting this book down and look forward to getting the next book in this series.