Resurrection Sunday Stitching

While I’m a cold weather lover, I do marvel at the newness, freshness and beauty of spring. When I was a child, all the kids in the family received beautiful new clothes each Easter. It was always exciting and, as one of six children, when we went to church as a family of eight we filled an entire pew. The girls wore hats and white gloves, and you daren’t fidget during church. It was all very special!

My mom could really sew. I remember when I was very little (probably four or five years old, she would make me beautiful dresses with full gathered skirts, puffed sleeves, and there was always a beautiful pinafore (likely organdy; I remember it being stiff, although that might have been the starch). Do you remember sprinkle bottles and rolled up garments in plastic bags in the fridge?

I decided that I wanted to make something special for my grandchildren for Easter. And so I made a dress for the youngest, a bow tie for the middler, and a necktie for the oldest so that they could coordinate. I was a little last minute, which created just a wee bit of fretting when I broke two sewing machine needles and then it was skipping stitches. That created a little more down time than I’d like to think about, but I did finish all the stitching by about 11:00 PM on Easter eve. I crashed and then woke early to press the dress. What a joy to see these wonderful grands in their Easter finery. I’m working on getting the oldest to let me get some photos and, OH!, how I’d love to get a pic of all three of them together!

All fabrics and trims are from Farmhouse Fabrics; truly wonderful folks who make all my sewing dreams come true.

I pray you’ll carry the meaning of this wonderful, blessed Easter with you through the rest of the year. Be a blessing; you can never care too much or be too kind.

“He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee.” Luke 24:6 (KJV)

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