Friday, September 19, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday for September 19

Finally I have a moment to share something for Sew Crafty Friday.

First, here is the dress I've been working on for my little granddaughter. It's from an older (1980) McCalls pattern I originally bought to make for my own daughters, but never did. I still need to add buttons, buttonholes (3, in the back yoke) and hem the dress. It should still fit her next summer, thankfully! The weather is a little too cool to wear a sleeveless dress now.

This is the cookbook I have nearly finished for a very belated wedding gift.

And this is a look at two of the cookbook pages. I embellish them with cutouts from catalogs, etc.

Last but not least, here is the "Snow Angels" cross stitch I recently started working on. This kit, which is on 18 count Aida (gulp!), was given to me by one of my daughters. It reminded her of herself and her older sister and winters long past. You can see that I have a good start stitching the older child. There's a lot of shading in it, but I think it's going to go quite quickly once the two children are stitched.

How about you? If you have managed to accomplish or even start any crafting this week, then head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. Shereen and others will be eager to see what you have to share.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow, you are busy! That dress is so sweet. Something like that never goes out of style, even after more than 20 years.
    The recipe binder is awesome! What a great wedding gift. I'm sure it will be treasured.
    And 18-count Aida cloth, I'm hearing you! That is some tiny work, but I bet it will be amazing when it's done! Not sure my eyes could take that at age 52, so good for you!

  2. I love the style of the dress. Little girls' dresses should look like they belong to little girls. I also wanted to say that I love the name of your blog. Some of my fondest memories came from sitting around my mom's kitchen table visiting with family and friends.

  3. Anonymous9:04 PM

    What a cute dress! I love the sweet fabric pattern. Your cookbook is fabulous idea for a wedding gift and looks like you put a lot of love into it. I know your cross stitch project will be amazing when you are finished and looks like you have a great start.

  4. Thanks for all the nice comments, ladies! It is so nice to have all of you here at my kitchen table.

    Mom2fur, I have a few years on you and so far I have not needed glasses or magnifier for close-up work. I do find, though, that my eyes get tired more quickly with this 18-count Aida. Usually I only stitch on 14-count.

    Nanci, I agree with you that little girls' dresses should look like they belong to little girls. And thanks for mentioning the name of my blog... that is why I chose it, because of all that takes place around a kitchen table. I want to convey that same feeling when people visit here.

    Please stop in again anytime! It's a blessing to have you here!

    God bless,


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