Friday, January 11, 2013

Almost Like I Imagined

I had the idea for a blanket with a smocked piece in it well over 2 years ago.  I even smocked the panel on some car trip and put it away for later.

Once we found out the baby was going to be a girl, I thought I would try to put it together.  I had the yellow batiste already and just wedged it in a corner and did the piping.

I then found a nice piece of what I think is satin-backed flannel on the sale table at Beth's Heirloom's last fall.

Yesterday I got enough nerve to cut it.

Tonight I decided to sew it  together.  And it worked.  Not as neatly as I would have hoped, but it's definitely a keeper.

There's still trimming to do.  And pressing and tweaking and poking.  But I'm happy with it.

The Turban Girls  at Lakeview, minus a few.   Before Christmas we had a teeny little room where we worked elbow to elbow, but now we have a new room with big tables and plenty of storage.

Some of my favorite people busy at work, serging, sewing, puckering and packing.  Making turbans for cancer patients to wear when they're losing their hair to chemotherapy.

Here's Baby Girl - both of them - 27 more days.


  1. She's still not as big as anything! How blessed she is!

  2. Thanks, Leigh Ann. It has been fairly easy. The last few weeks will be uncomfortable, and I think she's decided to take some half days off and maybe the last week before the due date. It's hard to treat people when you can't get close to them and are exhausted from not sleeping. Getting pretty close now.