Another Set Of Doll Dresses

It was a day off from school so I, naturally, went to school for a few hours to catch up, and there was snow (YAY!) to shovel, but there was also some sewing time. I had this lovely small piece of paisley lawn. I don’t know the manufacturer, but it begged to be doll dresses.

I used this TUTORIAL for the American Girl (18″ doll) dress, and THIS ONE for the smaller (14″) doll dress. The matching bandana idea came from HERE.

Doll sewing is a fun creative change of pace from quilting. Not something I want to do every day, but once a month? Sure!

Covid Journey

Husband really wanted to see some of the grandchildren at Christmas. So, Number One Son, his wife and their two boys came over for a few hours. It was a delightful time.

Two days later, we all developed colds.

Three days after that, Daughter-In-Law let us know she had tested positive for Covid-19.

Ah, we don’t actually have colds.

Tests on the three of us all came back positive.

This was particularly scary because I am in a high-risk category due to lung damage from severe pneumonia 6-1/2 years ago.

But, thanks to good genetics, good luck and God’s blessings we have all come through in good order.

Daughter (at age 20) was expected to be fine, and has been, with very mild symptoms (mostly loss of smell/taste). Husband had mild symptoms (mostly congestion and a head ache). I had slightly less mild symptoms (cough, congestion, loss of smell/taste). BUT, we are all still breathing.

Daughter-in-Law was not so fortunate. She became seriously ill and was hospitalized for a time. She is home now and recovering, but it was not good. She is only 36.

Today (Monday, January 11) I am back at school with my much-missed students. I am moving a little slowly, but so grateful and glad to be here.

I did get a lot of sewing done. Between naps. And, I will have more to share soon.

A Scrappy Boomerang

She sent me a scrap bag generated by two weeks of being a “quilting fool.” In it were some small jelly roll scraps.

I should have taken pictures of the process. I really will do that for one of these scrap adoption projects this year, but I tend to get excited and carried away and then forget to do that.

But let it be said that the scraps became this:

I sent a message to her to show what had happened to her scraps. She immediately suggested I give them back to her to make a matching quilt for the little sister of the larger quilt owner.

I didn’t have a specific purpose in mind for the project. It was just an idea, and I made it to see if it would really work.

SO, it is headed back her way. A scrappy boomerang.

ps–Each scrappy section is 11 jelly roll scraps cut to 2″ wide. The brown sashing started at 1″. The white background at 1-1/2″. It is currently about 23″ square.