16 February 2010

The Overall Post

Here I am holding Bea in her surprise! It's a lot big, but with the bottoms rolled up and the straps as shortened as they can get, she'll be able to wear them for a while





Here's the first pair of overalls I ever embroidered and they were for Emily, of course. Her initials are ERG.





I think I've embroidered 6 pairs of overalls and one jean jacket for babies/toddlers. I loved home-ec. I don't think they teach that subject anymore. It was good to learn how to use a sewing machine and how to embroider. Plus cook...I loved the cooking classes. The first thing I ever embroidered (besides the apron we had to do in school) was a curly-haired girl on the back pocket of a pair of my jeans when I was in high school. I still have the pocket somewhere. I embroidered the seams of very soft button-down shirt that I wore out. Now I only do girls designs...lots of french knots and flowers. I love the hippie look of the overalls. If I had more time with Bea's, I would have done more. Snow and procrastination got in my way.

9 comments:

Leann said...

Adorable!! Great job. I used to embroider all the time but haven't done it in years. I taught my daughter how to do it also but she has taken up knitting instead :-)

Jamie said...

Cheryl, those are the cutest, ever! And of course, so is she. I want a girl this time... :)

Happy Thursday...but you aren't off today, are you? Well, then I hope you are extra busy.

Hugs. :)

Happyone :-) said...

You did a great job on the overalls!! And of course Bea looks adorable in them. :-)

Lena said...

The overalls are so cute and so is Bea! What a nice gift.

KathyA said...

Those are darling, Cheryl!

Palm Springs Savant said...

love the embroidery work, you must have incredible patience for that! Great photo of you, btw

fiwa said...

Bea is such a cute baby! I LOVE the overalls you embroidered for her. But most of all I was struck by you in that picture - you look fantastic! Can you bottle whatever it is and sell some to me really cheap?

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That is such a wonderful present. I'll bet her mom keeps those long after she outgrows them.

beachgirl said...

I love kids in overalls. My kids all wore Oshkosh. We passed them down and all around to everyone.

Beautiful baby.

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