Happy Pink Saturday!
Here is little Yvette Marie wearing her new pink smocked dress that I learned how to make last week!
I had the delightful experience of boarding the large ferry, Spirit of Vancouver Island, from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Schwartz Bay on Vancouver Island as a "walk on".
I think this is the 3rd time I've done that. If you've never visited Vancouver BC, and taken the 2 hour ferry ride across the channel to the Island, you are missing something exquisite!
This is my friend, Sarah Jean. She is a sister with St. John's House in Saanich.
I met her online in a Bleuette sewing group!
She visited me last October and invited me to visit her this Spring in order to have a sewing retreat.
We had lunch last Thursday, April 28, at James Bay Teahouse in Victoria.
This place has been around for many years, and the walls are covered with British Royalty photos and memorabilia.
We had a grand time at lunch. If you click on the photos you will be able to see what we ate.
Victoria has a much milder climate than we do! All the flowers and the glorious pink trees were in full bloom.
I had smocked a pillow in High School, and over 20 years ago I had smocked a baby dress on my own, but I'd forgotten how to apply the smocking dots, and how to gather the stitches in the back.
Sarah Jean brought it all back to me!
Here is a row of cable stitches and a row of baby wave stitches.
For a small dress for Bleuette, the dots are ironed on twice; close together.
I began the dress as soon as I arrived on Tuesday and I sewed all day Wednesday.
It was fun and enjoyable but smocking requires a great deal of patience!
I sewed the dress together later that day, and I also embroidered a back stitch around the neckline.
I love to embroider and haven't done it in a while.
I love how the dress turned out, and so does Yvette Marie!
Before tea we took a walk along the Dallas Road near the water.
It was very cold but the sun was shining.
I hope you enjoyed my Pink Saturday Post.
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