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Old 07-27-2020, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
Great gifts you have made! It's so much fun to sew for little girls. Here are some I've made recently for my grand baby girls:
Thanks! The baby is adorable and so are the dresses! I was inspired by earlier pictures you posted when you made the beautiful baby sweater some time ago, but I my knitting skills are meager. Dresses are much quicker and will get more use in the hot climate our DGD lives in.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:35 AM
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Thanks to all who commented! I ended up adding the rick rack.
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:23 PM
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so sorry You can't love on that baby in-person! We finally got to see our 3 g-boys over the 4th--it had been 3.5 months and felt like 3.5 years. my middle one, starting 1st grade in a couple of weeks, wants me to make him a "leaf" jacket--we discussed that real leaves would dry out and crumble--so he agreed that leaf fabric would be ok (of course his brother one year younger wants one too) but I'm having no luck finding a jacket (he did specify a zipper instead of buttons although I figure I could alter that). Has anyone ever bought a pattern from McCall's Simplicity, etc on-line?
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:42 AM
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So wonderful for you. It gives me hope. no grandkids yet and the clock is ticking.

I was carrying my tiny son through a craft fair. he was laying on one arm and I had my thumb and forefinger wrapped around his thigh One lady exclaimed., " Oh, that IS a real baby!".
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:47 AM
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Adorable dresses made by both of you Rose and Sewbizgirl. Those babies are going to be the best dressed babies in their town. So nicely made.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:37 PM
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Beautiful clothes, babies, dolls. I have some collector dolls that I love. My daughter and granddaughters say they are scary. They are beautiful baby looking dolls to me.
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Old 07-28-2020, 04:08 PM
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Darling dresses. I have a new GGD. I visited yesterday. I had just come from a surgeon's office, so I washed my hands well when I arrived and had the mother place her on a receiving blanket on my chest. She was very alert and gently fell asleep. A little sweetheart!
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Old 07-28-2020, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
So wonderful for you. It gives me hope. no grandkids yet and the clock is ticking.

I was carrying my tiny son through a craft fair. he was laying on one arm and I had my thumb and forefinger wrapped around his thigh One lady exclaimed., " Oh, that IS a real baby!".
Love that story - opposite of my doll tale!

DH and I were past 60 when the first grandson arrived. We had given up, pretty much, by that time. Both parents were 36 then. Then the second son's family started arriving after they were 40. Both of my grandmothers had babies after 40, but by no means their first.
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Darling dresses. I have a new GGD. I visited yesterday. I had just come from a surgeon's office, so I washed my hands well when I arrived and had the mother place her on a receiving blanket on my chest. She was very alert and gently fell asleep. A little sweetheart!
This is sweet. Congratulations! Hope you get lots of time with her. We got to see our granddaughter only for one visit right before the beginning of March. We are being extremely careful because my son who lives near us is diabetic. We have seen them with the 10-yr-old across a room and with masks a few times. Miss hugs! The other son's family, with the baby and 4-year old, live in Houston, which is a major hotspot right now. We can't take any risks with anyone's health, especially in Houston because they are running short of facilities and supplies to deal with the influx of patients.

It's challenging to even drive the five hours without stopping for a restroom, and every possible contact is risky right now, for us as well as the rest of our family. The daughter lives in St. Louis and works in a hospital. She is involved with research, not treating patients, but the people she works with in the study are all high risk because of their illness and the medications they take. I think we're all just going to be apart until there's a vaccine or some other convincing resolution. I just keep reminding myself that people in the past got through much worse than this many times, or at least enough of them did that we're here to know about it. And not that long ago someone like a soldier might have to wait for weeks for just a letter. We are lucky in many ways.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:36 PM
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Beautiful clothes, babies, dolls. I have some collector dolls that I love. My daughter and granddaughters say they are scary. They are beautiful baby looking dolls to me.
LOL! They've been watching scary movies! I don't have a collection, but recently bought a doll on Etsy. Back in the early 1990's I'd clipped out a magazine ad for the particular doll because the face looked so much like my second son as a toddler that you'd think someone had used him for the model. I had stashed the clipping with some other junk, and recently while dejunking a bit I came across it. I googled and found someone with the doll for sale. Had to get it for that son's daughter. Saving it for later, of course because it's porcelain.

Thanks for the kind words about the dresses. I made one more and the sent them off today and hope they will get some use.
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