Monday, November 12, 2007

Aleinung, this post is for you!

Aleinung, this post is for you! Curious?
See Andrea's latest post . . . click on Aleinung's link

Bennington, Vermont

Why I don't drive out of town in the dark!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dear Friends and Angels

Dear Angel ever at my side,
How lovely you must be
To leave your home in heaven
To guard a one like me.

My project for today was to use up some adorable vintage fabric I found at a market sale with an old pattern I got at the same time. I found it only a little fussy because I made sure the pocket matched the front material. By coincidence, Melissa at Tiny Happy has the same pattern that she made into a sweet little girls apron with bird pockets that you can see here! Take a peek!

This apron is fully lined and ties in the back. Really, it hangs straight, really . . . I had it too far front on the coat hanger, but you get the idea.

Here is the cute pattern, size 3T.

I am jumping from one project to another, sewing by day and decorating "dolly" Christmas trees by night, all for the 25th Annual Christmas Craft Fair in Malden, Massachusetts.

Thank you, my friends, for all your comments that mean so much to me.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Swap Gift Revealed!

I have a sewing caddy and a matching pin cushion, made by Donna at Sew Mad!
Click on the picture to enlarge and you'll see the cow jumping over the moon!

The pincushion and caddy are reversible.
Look at the little dolls on the inside fabric! Just right after Dolly Dilettante's heart!

And a lovely note made out of rose wrapping paper
. . . And buttons, sewn so carefully onto a game card!
. . . Dolly hugs Donna!

Bye the way, the picture shows the one and only crochet blanket I'll ever make.
I just put it on my bed because, brrrrr it's getting cold in Vermont . . .
Keep warm and safe my friends!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Hey Diddle Diddle, A Swap Gift!

Here is a sneak peek at a Big Surprise that lovely Donna at Sew Mad sent to me this week, all the way from Australia! It took me ever so long to open it because it felt like Christmas and my birthday all wrapped up in one. So I'll show you the pictures tomorrow and today I'll give you the following hint . . . In this excerpt of J.R.R. Tolkien's from the Lord of the Rings . . . Frodo sings what Bilbo had written:

Then the ostler said to his tipsy cat:
'The white horses of the Moon,
They neigh and champ their silver bits;
But their master's been and drowned his wits,
and the Sun'll be rising soon!'

So the cat on his fiddle played hey-diddle-diddle,
a jig that would wake the dead:
He squeaked and sawed and quickened the tune,
While the landlord shook the Man in the Moon:
'It's after three!' he said.

They rolled the Man slowly up the hill
and bundled him into the Moon,
While his horses galloped up in rear,
And the cow came capering like a deer,
and a dish ran up with the spoon.

Now quicker the fiddle went deedle-dum-diddle;
the dog began to roar,
The cow and the horses stood on their heads;
The guests all bounded from their beds
and danced upon the floor.

With a ping and a pong the fiddle-strings broke!
the cow jumped over the Moon,
And the little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the Saturday dish went off at a run
with the silver Sunday spoon.

The round Moon rolled behind the hill
as the Sun raised up her head.
She hardly believed her fiery eyes;
For though it was day, to her surprise
they all went back to bed!

Sending lots of hugs to Donna, From a delighted Dolly Dilettante