Fun Sewing

I still have not gotten back to finish the raspberries and this afternoon is too hot for that so I have spent more time just sewing and finishing up several items with some hand sewing. Photo on 9-1-14 at 2.19 PM

This is the jacket that goes with the hip hugger skirt and slacks.  It has a hood and is very short.

Photo on 9-1-14 at 2.18 PM This is the blouse that goes with the set

Photo on 9-1-14 at 2.16 PMThis is a sleeveless jacket made from a gold colored brocade.  I still need to put on a button and press the jacket.  This is the only one like it that I will ever make.  Brocade is very hard to work with so I would never pay the price they want for it!  My sister gave me this clothe but she said this was the last time for her also.  Photo on 9-1-14 at 2.17 PM

This one is made of cotton, one of my favorite materials to work with.  This is for Gina and pink is her favorite color or it used to be. Photo on 9-1-14 at 2.20 PM

This is a blouse made from a light weight brocade.  This is for Dyhana.  and last but not least is the gypsy skirt.  Every once in a while I like to just make something for fun.  I took all the pieces of brocade that Shirley had left from the project she finished and put them all together and made this skirt.Photo on 9-1-14 at 2.22 PM

This is for Dyhana.  She can see the gold jacket, the red is her blouse  and the blue I forget what I made with that.   Anyways it will be a good gypsy skirt that she can use for play. Years ago, when Dyhana’s grandmother and Gina’s grandmother were just babies I had a gypsy outfit that my mother in-law had as a young girl and they loved dressing up in that dress and playing.  That is where the whole idea of making play dresses for the kids.

We got an inch of rain so the beans should keep growing.  Shanti cakes this Thursday so it will be nice to have the garden last a little longer.  Have a great day.




About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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