Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Handkerchief Bonnets

My new collection of handkerchief bonnets is in the Etsy shop,
all ready for christenings and baptisms, home from the hospital,
upholding family traditions, or beginning new ones.

These bonnets are made from pristine, vintage handkerchiefs,
that have been lovingly preserved over the years,
and now given new life and purpose.

Some of them have been sold, but many are still available.
Enjoy! Love, Linda

Thursday, July 21, 2016

My Lilies are Blooming!

Three years ago I bought oriental lily bulbs at the Philadelphia Flower Show
I got some double pink ones, and I can't remember their name.
I also got white Casa Blanca, and planted them in memory of my mother.
We had white Casa Blanca lilies at her funeral.
They are blooming now!

Love, Linda

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Gabe Here . . . trip to Indianapolis

Well, we have to go see the Sadies' every year, so we did it again this year . . .
This time Patty went along.
Mom wanted her to sit in front, but she wouldn't.
She squashed in back with me.
 We went through that long house again.
And came out the other side like last time.
We stayed in the room overnight. Patty was nervous.
She got in bed with mom.

The next day we got to the Sadies' house.
 This is Sadie Mae
 This is Sadie Rose
They remembered me and bossed me around as usual.
I was nice.
Patty liked them.
 I got on the sofa.
 And I got to play with their toys. Patty chewed the nose off the penguin.
We all peed in the back yard.
Mom and Mary worked in the kitchen and we helped. They painted,
and put up shelves, and made curtains.
We had a pretty good time.
Then we came back home. I was glad to see my own yard again!
Love, Gabe

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gabe Here . . .

Mom got me a new bed.
She called it a Big Barker. I am that.
I got on it right away and took a nap.

 Why does she keep taking my picture??
So, I like my bed a lot, especially with my blanket.
The other day, Patty got in my bed.
She looked ridiculous.
 So I got in her bed.
 My rear kind of hung out.
I don't know what mom thought was so funny.
Love, Gabe

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pink Squishy Bunny

Since it's almost Easter, I made a pink Squishy Bunny
for my Etsy store.
She is pink Minky plush in a rose, swirled pattern.
with a rosette tail and ruffled collar.
 Sorry for the dark photos, but I wanted to list her last night
so these were taken on my ironing board.
 This fabric is awful to sew, very slippery and it sheds everywhere.
but she turned out so cute.
She is already sold, but I plan to make more, I have
the white plush with dots as well.
Love, Linda

Thursday, March 17, 2016

It's Coming!

Tiny bits of green are showing!!
Last fall I planted dozens of white daffodils. Stay tuned!

 Above is white bleeding heart
Below are hellebores. They bloom in the snow.
Love, Linda

Friday, March 4, 2016

Shabby Spring Hearts

I'm making a new collection of Shabby Spring Hearts
I have a limited amount of pastel pink, green and blue fabric
with roses, and little checks.
The hearts will be embellished with white lace
and vintage buttons.
 Each one is made by hand.

 Here is the first two all finished.

Look for them in my Easy shop next week!
Love, Linda

Monday, February 22, 2016

A Needle Case

I wanted to share the needle case I just finished
First, I assembled the materials and figured out the colors I wanted.
 I decided to use some vintage hankies in pinks.
I pinned some together to see how they would look, then moved them
around until I found a design I liked.
 I made some hexagons out of some of the leftovers, and appliqu├ęd them. I made
a chain stitch around them, and lots of French knots.

I ended up cutting off part of the side, and liked it much better!
Here, it's all damp stretched, ready for the lining.

 All finished!
Here's the inside:
And . . . on to the next project!
Love, Linda