When I am picking a fabric for my next project, I often get caught up in the colors and patterns, forgetting that sometimes the simplest of designs can be the most effective. Daisy's mom, my good friend Audrey, had purchased some of our Raspberry Corduroy to make pillows for Daisy's room, and so I thought raspberry was a good place to start for a dress for Daisy. I fought my "go with the floral pattern" inclination and choose Raspberry Dot Cotton Broadcloth for Daisy's Dress.
A week ago at the Smocking Arts Guild of America annual convention I concluded my two year Presidency and stepped off the board. As I gave my final speech at banquet on Saturday evening, I reminded the membership that we are needleartists. Members of SAGA continue the tradition of generations of women using their talents to beautify the celebratory moments of life, and the mundane moments as well. By picking up their needle and creating something as elaborate as the heirloom
I am always on the lookout for a quick but special baby shower gift. A year and a half ago, I was invited to a shower for the daughter of a good friend. The shower gift for Brady included a jacket and this cute hat. I was told the hat has now become "the" hat. Brady is now on his third one. My understanding is that the hat is "the" hat because it is warm, but not tight or constricting. It is soft, but not scratchy. Most importantly, Brady can't pull it off thanks to the snap