Monday, September 10, 2007

Another Smock

Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's post. Each one touched me and I sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to boost my spirits. Thank you, dear friends.


Last week as my thoughts were continually turning towards my sister, I decided I needed a little "sewing therapy." I was actually trying to clean up my sewing area (which is a lost cause, by the way), when I decided I would rather be sewing instead of cleaning. I was digging through my notions hatbox looking for bias tape. Spenser walked up and in her pip-squeaky voice asked, "Mommy, whatcha doing?" When I told her I was going to sew something for her, she became totally excited. She picked out the fabric. She stood next to me as I cut the fabric. She sat on my lap as I sewed. We did this together. Some good mommy-daughter time. (Baby was napping and the boys were in school.)


It's another "Swing Swing Smock" from the Bend-the-Rules Sewing book. I seem to work in sets. Sets of skirts. Sets of smocks. Sets of totes. As long as she likes them (and wears them), I'll keep making them for her.

14 comments:

Heidijayhawk said...

so cute. good choice of fabric spenser! spending ime with the girl you love seems like a good amount of therapy while mourning the sister you lost. keep your head up babe!

laeroport said...

Ack! With the pink boots! Soooooo cute! And how fun to have some mommy-daughter time.

Katie Jean said...

cute cute! And I'm not just talking about the little girl, either ;)

I'm glad to hear that you had some sewing therapy to deal with the anniversary of your sister's death. I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

Karyn said...

Cute cute cute!!!!!!!!! I think it's so amazing that she helped out with the whole process from beginning to end.

What a sweetie-pie (with great taste in fabric). (Not you, Spenser!!!!) :)

Ines said...

Hello Lera. Please excuse my perhaps stupid question, but what for are these smocks? We dont know them here in Germany, but they are so cute!

[And I´ve only boys *buhuuu* ;-)]

kristin said...

i have memories of doing the same with my mom...a precious gift you are giving her...strength to you as you miss your own sister.

capello said...

damn, she's so adorable.

(i wanted to comment, but couldn't think of anything infinitely awesome to say other than i'm sorry.)

Alisa said...

That's sweet. She's a cutie.

TinkerBlue said...

Love the red & white hippos and the pink boots.

Little Munchkins said...
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Little Munchkins said...

How sweet it is that Spenser loved spending that quality time with you. I love smocks too but the weather here needs to warm up.


P/S : Sorry, I deleted the earlier post as I named the wrong child.

amandajean said...

love the smock! I sew with my kids on my lap...have with each one. They love it.

Chara Michele said...

Such a cute smock! And how sweet that she helped pick out the fabric:)

FinnyKnits said...

I keep saying I'm going to make a smock for my goddaughter and I JUST got that book.

That's it. I won't gab about it again until it's finished.

LOVE the elephants, too. When I was little I called them efalumps, which my mother reminds me of to this day. Usually while a lot of other people are around.

Great.