Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"In the same way, people who do not have the time to truly get to know us and be surprised by our personality must judge us by what they see–the woman we pass in the grocery store, the librarian, the people we meet on the street. While it is true that beauty starts on the inside, the way we present ourselves shows that we care about the feelings of others who meet us. We should not explicitly dress to get attention to ourselves, but it is a thoughtful gesture to present ourselves with the beauty with which the Lord has endowed us undimmed by sloppiness or carelessness... Click here to read the rest!
Monday, April 12, 2010
A couple of months ago she got a pattern from another nightgown-enthusiast that is based off of an out of print 80s pattern, Butterick 3778. It came from the eldest of 4 girls, all whom are married now, and each had a nightgown made using this pattern for a wedding nightgown. My sister and I were fortunate to have seen one of them shortly after it was sewn, and before use!
Just a couple of weeks ago, Erin pulled out the pattern, stashed cotton fabric, some lavender lace from my stash, and put together this lovely nightgown. As you can see, some alterations made by our friends were a higher neckline, sleeves, and a tiered skirt.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
3 c. fresh basil leaves
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 t. salt
pepper to taste
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. lightly toasted pinenuts
1/2 c. freshly grated cheese (Parmesan or Romano)
Put basil, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and nuts in blender and chop. Add cheese and combine gently. This makes enough for about 1 lb pasta of your choice. Can also be served with pasta and sauteed chicken.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
But stop sewing for awhile, and especially after being inspired by gowns worn by Elizabeth Bennett of Pride & Prejudice, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility, Emma Woodhouse of Emma, Anne Elliot of Persuasion, Catherine Moreland of Northanger Abbey, and Fanny Price of Mansfield Park?
And then this fabric?
I think it would look delicious made up into a Regency dress, don't you? I suppose I could go the old fashioned way and hand sew it up. T'would be more so authentic too, I think! Perhaps I'll give it a try.
If you don't hear from me for the rest of the week, it probably means that I'm lost in stitching, tea drinking, and watching Jane Austen films. =)