I wanted to share with you a few photos of my roses. They are in full bloom right now, and their scent is wonderful. I love roses!
We have lived here for three years, and in that time, this bush has nearly doubled in size. Each year the blooms are more and more prolific. A few times each growing season, I bury some banana peelings around its’ roots – an old wive’s tale I heard about many years ago. At any rate, they seem to like it!
Remember the oliver + s dress I was making for my niece? I finished it, and now I need to send it off in the mail.
I am mostly pleased with it. Although, I will make some changes the next time around. I used the 18-24 month size which was the smallest size in the package. The sizing looks to be good, and I like that the loose fit is such that it will be able to be worn with leggings or pants as it gets to be too short for a dress. I didn’t add the pockets, but for an older child/size, I probably would. Next time I will not make the notched “v” neckline quite as deep. I had difficulty manipulating the fabric around the “v” when attaching the yoke to the dress. This might not be an issue, however, when using a larger size. The only exposed seams in this dress are the side seams of the dress. The pattern suggested using french seams – which I did – and this makes the inside of the dress nicely finished. All in all, I do like this pattern and will be making it again. However, the real review will come from my sister-in-law after it gets worn and washed a few times!
I also finished another baby quilt top. The colors turned out to be somewhat Easter-ish, but I think it will make a sweet baby girl’s quilt. The lavender and green floral fabric is from a vintage, smock-style apron I found at the thrift store awhile back. I was able to get twelve six-inch squares out of the back and upper front. The lower front was not in usable condition, but I do have a little left over for some smaller piecing. I have another apron, same style, in a different color-way, purchased at the same time, and I believe probably made by the same person.
Here is a full shot of the quilt top, but the colors are not right. I had trouble getting good lighting. The photo above is a much more true representation. As you can see below, Mrs. Whiskers feels the need to be in the middle of things!
Now I need to pick a backing! And get some more batting – I’m all out. Oh darn, looks like I’ll need to go to the fabric store again! Well, maybe for the sake of peace and harmony in the Morning Glory Lane household, I better check my stash one last time! ;)