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Your smock is very pretty. I love smock tops and a 3/4 sleeve.

I think it is a very fine thing that you and your daughters have this sewing time together. What a fine teacher you are! They are fortunate in that. I wish that I was better at sewing clothes. I've never had as much patience for it, for some reason. I think it's the tracing of the patterns that I don't enjoy.

Our weather is warming up, finally, in our part of the world. Now I can plant the window boxes full of geraniums, which will be nice.



Oh how I wish my mother had had the patience to teach me! Perhaps it was I that wasn't patient enough?
Anyway, love the smock, and that you set aside time to sew with your daughters.
Is that a lawn fabric you used?

vicki haninger

Thank you Lena. Sewing definitely is a lesson in learning patience! My girls have been craft sewing for some time now and are finding out that clothing construction requires a bit more finesse. They've made some darling skirts and tops so far.

Windowboxes of geraniums sounds lovely. We are hanging up flower baskets this weekend. It's the only way we can enjoy certain types of flowers, because of the deer.

Everyone is enjoying the warm weather here too!

vicki haninger

By the time I was old enough to sew, my mother (who sewed beautifully) was working full-time, so I was mostly self-taught. It's never too late to learn if you have the desire. You may also find you have more patience now that you're older.

Yes, that is lawn--I wish I could find more in lots of colors.


Vicki, I love your smock. I, too, have been sewing tops for myself, tunic-style with 3/4 sleeves. Pretty and comfortable!

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