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.


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!