It's Show and Tell day over at Kelli's House, and since I've been on a sewing spree this week, finishing up several long unfinished projects, I thought I'd just share what I've accomplished. (And maybe bask in the glow a little bit. LoL)
First, a pair of sweatpants originally cut out for oldest son, now the perfect size for my youngest daughter, Emily. Nice pose, huh?
Next, a doll nightie I cut out long ago, to match pjs for the girls. Finished the pjs, forgot all about the poor doll - until now.
Finally added a zipper and hem to this dress for my oldest daughter. I started it last winter, but found at the last minute that it was too small. In my frustration, I lost interest in the whole thing. Ironically, she's lost weight since then, so now it actually fits. Couldn't get her to model it for a picture, though.
Next, four sets of pajamas cut out by my husband's grandma... who knows when? Probably when my sister-in-law was a little girl. Grandma gave me the patterns and pieces to finish them up for my girls, but time got away from me, too. Ironically (again), my sister-in-law now has two little girls who are just this size. And their birthdays are both coming up soon.
When Emily was about three years old, I cut out this fleece hat, mitten and scarf set, with the best of intentions of finishing them right away. At the time I was five months pregnant and in the process of moving, so... they didn't get finished. But ten years later, it was still really fun seeing these come together:
And the matching bunny backpack. So precious!
These are size 2-4, and we don't have a little girl to fit them right now. But we do have a little grandbaby coming, and if it's a girl, wouldn't this be a fun gift from Grandma? We'll just have to patiently wait and see. Meanwhile, here's 9-year-old Timothy, hamming it up for the camera. (Someday he'll despise this picture! LoL But he sure was having fun!)
I have to say, it feels great having all of these projects finished after all this time. I'm tempted to ask myself, if this was all done in a week, why have I let it hang over my head for years?? But I guess it's all about timing. The timing wasn't right, and now, it is. Heck, I finally have time! So it's all good, and I'll refrain from kicking myself too hard. ;o)