Sunday, December 1, 2013

November Show and Share

We have been inspired by fall and Christmas garments……...

Sister dresses in red corduroy

Mary De by Children's Corner with Applique for Kids owls.  Fabric Finders print for fabric.

Holly Hunter jumper with Children's Corner's Amy blouse.  Fabric is black corduroy and yellow 1/8" gingham, both from Fabric Finders.  Applique is from Sew Many Designs.

First day of school dress.

Red Cotton Sateen, size 2 bishop.   
Holly Berry Bishop smocking plate from Cross-eyed Cricket.

White imperial broadcloth size 2 bishop

Holly Berry Bishop from Cross-eyed Cricket.

Cat quilt!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Member Sightings…….SAGA Convention and Lyn Weeks Class

SAGA Convention in Frisco, TX

The chapter blogger managed to get a picture of this lovely dessert, but missed our most famous member, Tawn Hunka (2014 SAGA National President.)

We returned to Houston to enjoy another class from Lyn Weeks.  Most came close to completing a hanger.  We also enjoyed a class from Lyn's new book about Tucks.  

One completed hanger.

Second completed hanger.

We have been a busy chapter in October!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

September Show and Share

Kewpie from AS&E 93 on a Moda print.

Smocking plate altered from Kewpie slightly
Ava Leigh by Bonnie Blue.  Floral pique by Fabric Finders with lime green gingham.

Simplicity 1813A adapted with leg ruffles and fabric ties.  Fabric from Fabric Finders.  Embroidery from Applique market (Patch) and Sew Many Designs (Cherry).

Oliver +S Sailboat Skirt and Top.  Top is white Italian linen.  Skirt is Robert Kaufman print.  Embroidery design from Designs by JuJu.

Michie #136
Bonnie Blue "Sophie."  Blue toile from Moda with blue gingham lining.  

Bow added on back.

Homemade bonnet stand for display.  We have something in store for our National meeting.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Midnight Smockers 30 Year Anniversary Party

We recently celebrated 30 years of Midnight Smockers in Houston!

Our Anniversary Cake

Snacks for all!

Telling about our favorite smocking project.

Old and new friends

Looking through old scrapbooks.

Our two most senior members.

Listening to others stories.

Our new meeting place in the HEB community room is very convenient, but not too photogenic

Old and new friends.

Listening to our charter member tell about her favorite project.
We can't wait to see what the next 30 years brings!