Showing posts from June, 2012

Have Bag, Will Travel!

Well it is that time again, time for our annual trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Atlantic Beach here we come!  This year I will have my one of a kind bag to take with me!  Super roomy and just my style!

I started this travel bag in January, actually it was part of a Sew A Long and I was suppose to have it finished by Valentine's Day, but then I started sewing for Harper ( my grand-daughter that was born on the 11th of this month) and put the bag on the back burner for a while.  I am happy to say that it is finished now, just in time for the beach!

I am happy with the final product, even if I am four months late getting it finished.  It is very roomy with two pockets inside, 2 zippered pockets on the front and one large pocket with Velcro closure on the back. I love the colors, and am really proud to be able to carry it when we go to the beach. It was a snap to sew and really did not take very long once I was able to put my mind on it and off sewing for baby!

I have…

Father's Day 2012..The Celebration of a New Father and Remembering My Own

I have to tell you guys that she is Here!  Harper Miette Headrick was born on Monday, June 11, 2012. 7lb. and 15 oz. 21 inches long and a lot of hair!  She is a precious little real live baby doll!

She is perfect in every way!  I am so happy she was born before Father's Day. Now I have all three sons celebrating the glory of Fatherhood.  Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful fathers on this great big planet we all call home.

I shared a very special moment with Harper on Wednesday. I guess I was already feeling a little nostalgic as Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of the death of my father.  As I was holding Harper and taking in all her precious little features, I realized she has the shape of my Dad's head.  It was a very emotional moment for me and I quietly sat there with her and enjoyed that special moment we were sharing.  My father passed away on the the 13th of June in 1972.  This year each day falls as it did that year. The 13th was a Wednesday, he was…

Summer Break Brings Lazy Days

I realize it is not officially summer, but I have been taking it easy and enjoying my first week of summer break.  I know it has been a while since I last posted here, but sometimes I just have to be lazy and do nothing!  I know it isn't very productive, but it sure is enjoyable!

I have not been so lazy that I have neglected my sewing!  I have made a large crib blanket and also a little dress and diaper cover for Harper. She will be joining us sometime this month, I can't wait to see that little bundle of joy!

The dress I made was New Look number 6793.  Which is an adorable little dress that ties on the shoulders.

I made a size small which fits up to 13 pounds.( shortly after I made it my  daughter-in-law found out by ultrasound that Harper already weighs 7lb. and 10 oz.  Oh my goodness!)  The pattern include some appliques, but I chose to machine embroider a butterfly on the front instead.  The appliques seemed a bit large to me.  I also chose the view that has no ruffle al…