Thursday, February 28, 2008

My Auburn Haired Granddaughter

I'm working on granddaughter #3's Easter dress. Her mom, my wonderful DIL, bought the fabric and I'm smocking it and will do the sewing. The fabric is lavendar and white, so I'm doing the work in lavendar, purple and green. She bought a green shirt for The Blonde grandson, so I'm working more green in the design than I probably would have otherwise but I really like the green in it.

My DIL is really good about having pictures done around holidays. I made the dress for her Christmas pictures also. My DIL is really great about allowing me to make special things for her. Granddaughter #3 is a happy little 9 month old who has huge blue eyes and auburn hair. Her eyelashes are about a foot long. I know I'm partial, but she is beautiful.

Here is a picture of the work I'm doing on the front skirt. The little dress will be simple. Both daughter #2 who has two daughters 4 and 5, and my DIL wanted sleeveless dresses with yokes and smocking below the yoke. I'll post another when it's finished. I'll do the sewing on the other two dresses, but daughter#2 will do the smocking on theirs.

Daughter #2 is really good with her camera so I'm hoping to get some good pictures of the three girls. And if the boys are good, we may let them be in some of the pictures as well.

My grandchildren range in ages from 23 years old down to 9 months. There are three boys, 23, 10 and 4. There are three girls 5, 4 and 9 months.

My son and his family who live about 5 hours west of me will be home tonight for the weekend. His wife is coming in for a job interview. They are working on moving closer to home. They are also looking for property while they are here. He is a contractor and can work most anywhere. She is an accountant. They've lived away all their married life, but now with two small children, they want to be closer to family. Needless to say, I'm quite excited.


Amy said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i just love smocked girls dresses. they bring me back to my childhood, as my mom always dressed us, girls in these kind of dresses for holidays. i don't see them to often anymore, but if i had a little girl, i would find them! your grandchildren are lucky to have a grandma like you!

Moon said...

Cute kid and lucky her grandmom can smock. My Grandmother did but I never learned. I did learn tatting from her and happy. Now that is getting to be a lost art.

Janice said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, if you go back to my site and scroll down to the bottom of my side bar, you will see my site meter. Click on it and then i think from there you should be able to access one for yourself, if I remember correctly, it is a process, one that took my husbands help, I am not to Computer savvy. Good luck, hope you don't mind If I spy once in a while.

Anonymous said...

Well why didn't you tell your DIL you had a blog? I just found the link from Tara's. Will the dresses be finished by this weekend? I don't think we'll be able to come in for Easter since we're coming in this weekend, that would be way too much travel for the Blonde Boy and #3. I really do want Tara to get their pictures all together though!!

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