Friday, November 1, 2013

A Finished W.I.P. And A New W.I.P. ...

The dots on the top part are a light pink on a darker grey...

Yay, I finished the dress today! 

I have to be honest with you, my sewing mojo has been missing for quite some time now so, even though I am not totally in love with this specimen (it looks a bit like a 'going-to-church-dress'), I am very happy to have actually finished a garment once again...

I'm hoping that with the aid of a vintage cardi, this dress shall be worn many a time!  <wink>

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In other news, I have finally found a new cross-stitch project!

My mom visited us  from The Netherlands a couple of weeks ago and with her she brought some old cross-stitch patterns belonging to my great-aunt Nel. She is my Oma's younger sister and has reached the grand old age of (I think) 93.  We both share the love of cross-stitching and it is wonderful to now finally make one of her's...

Here is what it will look like in the end:

Design by: 'Permin of Copenhagen Farm 70-3128'
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! We will be enjoying that extra hour of sleep on Sunday, when our clocks will finally fall back that one lovely hour...


  1. cute dress! I think that with you in it, the going to church part will definitely disappear!
    How very special to have those patterns, I love the picture too, so very Dutch!

  2. That's a super cute dress! As soon as I saw it I pictured it with a comfy cardi. You'll look fab! Cant wait to see the finished cross stitch. I think it's wonderful that your carrying your Great-Aunt"s torch!

  3. Leuk jurkje en dat borduurwerkje is ook schattig!

  4. Lovely dress - and yes a vintage card with it will be perfect. Nothing churchy about it - actually you should see what people wear to church these days - nothing as cute as that dress! :)

    Love your cross-stitch project too - what an intricate picture.

  5. Hi!
    Our clock fell back last Sunday! What a lovely dress and your needlework from the Netherlands is also wonderful. I went back in your blog and saw your master C. Great smile on your's as well as his face. Wishing you a very nice weekend,

    Kram, from Sweden

  6. I love that you are doing your Aunt Nel's cross stitch pattern. Beautiful image and a lovely story.


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