Though I think everyone who reads or read this blog knows already, My wee granddaughter Cindy Lou died right after I posted the last time. She had a big smile on her face the day before, which we choose to believe meant that she knew she would be joining her sister Miss Ella, soon. Things went bad in the middle of the night, but Em and Russ made it to the NICU in time to hold her one last time. Rest in piece my sweet grandbabies.

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Cindy Lou Who

without a ventilator!!!!!


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My newest granddaughter

Emily had an emergency C section Saturday night to deliver identical twin girls….at 26 weeks. Gabriella Catherine did not make it, but Cynthia Paige is hanging in there. She weighs one pound seven ounces.  Here is a picture of Em and Cindy Lou:

Also, notice the “bracelet” on her right wrist…that is Russell’s wedding ring.

Please keep Emmy and Russell and their family in your prayers.

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Laura’s prom!

I know it’s been a while since I posted, and I still have to write about my awesome time in NYC with Susie, but I can kill two birds with one stone by blogging here….and getting the pics up at facebook. Laura was pretty excited, and a little nervous when I dropped her off about half an hour ago. She looked very pretty though!

I had this picture in my head when I started making this dress…the hem is 148 inches around!

You can’t see the black Chucks in this picture, I guarantee she won’t have sore feet at the end of the evening!

They have a masquerade theme this year, you can’t see it too well, but she put fake eyelashes on her mask(which matches her dress!).


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Happy Easter!

We are enjoying a nice sunny day here.  I finished the girls dresses in time(and not even at midnight for a change!). I made the dresses from vintage patterns that I found. Laura’s is from the early 60’s, Molly’s late 50’s or early 60’s.

Molly’s dress had to pass the twirl test:


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Magdalena Rose

Here is Lena in her new Birthday Dress I made! Isn’t she adorable? Look at how her eyes even smile!


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must. keep. updating.

Not much has been going on here, mostly just schooling, knitting, and sewing. I just about have the girls patterns adjusted for their Easter dresses, and will finish them up when we get back from our trip. I made a dress for Lena’s birthday, I will put up a picture when I get one of her wearing it.

Molly asked me to make an MP3 bag for her. So I designed one that would hold the player and the ear bud case.

Amy Butler fabric, fusible fleece in the middle, and just leftover curtain fabric for the lining. She was happy with it!


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