The maker of this dress was my Aunt Fern ( my maternal grandmas sister). The dress is 47 years old. I thought I'd wash it to freshen it up, but changed my mind. No sense wrecking it....
Here is a photo of me wearing this dress. I was 2. My mom had just cut my hair for the first time -Chop, Chop- and my front tooth had been knocked out ( prematurely) from a calamity of my brother baby sitting. Believe it or not, I remember this..... us jumping on the couch in horseplay and me getting the brunt. The embroidery on the collar is so sweet and the gathered apron is full. I can't believe that I was ever so tiny. Please click the photos for a larger view.
And a couple of little purses, what can I recycle these into??? I'll never use them as they are, the straps are way to flimsy for my lifestyle.
I am calling Karl tomorrow to see about getting the closet doors hung.( It's about time, 11 mos and a few days !) The punch list finale.
Sharon B's blog feed just came through with the March TIF challenge. Awesome colors... ones I love to work with ...hmmmm... the tiny details of life. ???
Over on Rissa Roots blog post of 2/27/08 , she posted that Dee Stark had passed away. I don't know the particulars nor have I been able to find anything else on the web, but my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. She was a dedicated crazy quilter of both its craft and history, She also produced a book entitled A Spider Web for Luck... a compilation of history and stitches about CQ. I'm not sure if this book was self published or not but I never got a chance to see it. I'm sure as as an advocate of CQ she would tell us all to stitch our dreams and enjoy our days!
Till the next time.... Jane