:~:summer sewing:~:

Last week before work I had a bit of time to spare, and a nice big piece of fabric. The result? This new dress~which I am very pleased with....it is the perfect length, color, style and fits just right.

In fact, I liked it so much I made another, almost just like, the other day, out of an old Hanna Andersson dress of my mom's. It is so much fun to be able to re-purpose clothing, isn't it?

Sophia also has a new skirt, a rather cute one in fact, and I'll have to take some photos of it when I get the time.

:On another note, a few things around the web that I have been enjoying lately:

:Tonia's lovely blog, the photos especially, so beautiful.

:A few nice quotes that I read recently:

"Cultivate only the habits you are willing to have master you."
::Elbert Hubbard

"Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his own level and then beat you with experience."

::Alan Zimmerman

"First love is alright, as far as it goes. But last love, that's what I'm interested in."
::Edge of Love

A wonderful article, that a friend posted on Facebook.

And here, at home. There has been lots of busy-ness, sunshine, cooking {there is a great big pot of turkey soup-in-the-making simmering on the stove, from yesterday's turkey dinner~the house is filling with delicious smells}, lots of long walks, a garden full of weeds, and a line full of laundry!

We also had the sadness this past weekend, of losing our very dear dog, Charlotte. We got as a puppy, and she had been a member of our family since Sophia was just a wee babe. We will miss her so much, Nicholai especially, as she was {by her own choice}, mainly his doggy.

Nicholai, Sophia, and Charlotte, last October.


  1. Sorry about your doggie! :(

    Lovely dress!

  2. The dress is lovely. I especially like the color.

    I am sorry about your dog. It hurts to loose a four footed family member.



  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. Our two are getting older as well, and we have had them since pups also. I understand your sadness.

  4. Your sewing is just beautiful. I never seem to make the time to sew any more and I just love to do it. I am always inspired whenever I read your blog. I'm so sorry about your loss of Charlotte. We have lost two of our close companions in the past few years, and it seems they leave a hole that just can't be filled.

  5. Oh aren't you sweet. Did you know you were on my mind last week so much? I just prayed and prayed for you, dear girl. Love how God puts us in each other's hearts. Thinking of you and all yours. Hugs to your sweet momma whom I miss so much.


  6. What a sweet doggy, it is so sad to say goodbye to our furry friends. I am sorry for your loss - dogs really are such good friends to us people.

    God bless you all - and especially Nicholai.

    Also: love the dress :)

  7. Rosie. I am very sorry to hear about your dog. They are so very much part of the family. Our golden retriever died two years ago and we miss her very much. They are in a good place. God is watching and taking very good care of them. I really like the dress you made. You are very talented. I enjoy reading your blog.
    Take care

  8. Thank-you to each one of you, for your sweet comments about Charlotte :)

    Tonia, thank-you for praying :)


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