Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thirty years on...
When looking for pictures of Daughter 2 in the made-over dress, I also found these and am posting them partly to remind myself that I did once make things. This picture is of the daughters when Daughter 1 was about to go to nursery, aged three. I bought this very boring overall as specified by the nursery, but then appliquéd the doll on to it. (It was usually on the back, not the front as here for photo purposes.) I also made the shoe bag and added the cat - there was another, different, cat on the reverse of the bag. Such artistry.
It seems no time ago.
Daughter 2 in the first picture is wearing a dress that's clearly too small for her. Sorry. Neglectful parent. That dress was also made by my mother-in-law but I didn't keep it so we'll never know how well it would have fitted Granddaughter.
I'm hand-quilting my quilt, instructed over the ether by Thimbleanna. I would have started earlier but she told me (correctly) that the thread I'd bought wasn't thick enough, so I had to send for DMC Perle thread, which is working well. Don't hold your breath, though. Fortunately there's some red in the pattern on the back, which should disguise the bloodstains caused by stabbing my finger.