Wednesday, May 2, 2012

needle and thREAD

needle and thREAD
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.
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.

4 comments:

The Little Blue House said...

Really cute top and shorts set. reminds me of the old patterns my mom used when I was a kid.

Jeannine said...

Very pretty clothes! I especially like the skirt you made for your older daughter...they can be harder to please!

The Little House That Grew said...

Never tried a top for the girls yet. I may have to give it a go this summer

hannahw said...

Gorgeous skirt!! My mommaw reads all the Amish books, too!

Come visit my "needle and thREAD" post this week! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/05/crafting-along-with-needle-and-thread.html