My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yes, Diana

I knew the mad sewing skills were passed down in my family...but I thought they all came from the other side.

Just goes to show......

and no. I would never attempt a coat like that as it really is a lot of work. I mean just the thought of lined sleeves makes me cringe...then make them tiny lined sleeves and I can feel the hives start!! Then did you see those bows?? She had to cut a very thin strip of fabric...sew it together length-wise....TURN IT RIGHT SIDE OUT...then tie the bow and sew it on. YIKES AND YOWZERS!

I would call that coat a "teach your kid to cuss activity!"

But I sure am glad to have it!


Oh and someone asked how to keep it safe. There is a process called heirlooming that you can have done. I need to have our baptismal gown heirloomed...I'll probably have them both done together. The baptismal gown was originally worn by Subvet (a few years ago) then was worn by Sonshine, Gator and Sugars.


mmmm maybe next week's Show and Tell topic???

4 comments:

diana said...

thank you for clearing that up for me. i don't sew but i know enough to know that would be difficult.

thanks for always answering my questions =)

Stephanie said...

Well, I for one would love to see the baptismal gown!

Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds like a great topic for Show & Tell.
Susan

Pinky said...

The coat is adorable! I'm so glad that our grannys and great-grannys took the time to sew like that. Heavens knows I don't sew like that. I'm donig good to put a pleat in! ;-)