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A Happy Hello

Hello, dear friends.  I wanted to pop in and wish you a great weekend and a Happy Easter if you celebrate.  My three Little Darlings—Gina, Lucy, and Alice are dressed in their finest and awaiting the Easter Bunny’s arrival tomorrow.  I wonder what treasures their baskets will hold.

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It just started raining here; the wind is picking up, and it’s none too warm!  Ugh!  I think I’ll dream and wish and pray for a sunny Easter Sunday tomorrow.  How about you?  Although it isn’t always, (I remember snowy ones) Easter Sunday should be sunny!

Speaking of sunshine, here’s a photo of my chihuahua soaking up the sunshine from a week ago.  He gravitates towards every sunbeam coming into the house.  No doubt today, with the absence of sunshine, he will be burrowed in his blankets, poor baby.

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Have a wonderful Easter weekend or simply a wonderful weekend!  If you care to share your weekend plans, I’d love to hear them. ❤

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Goings On

Happy Friday to everyone!  The calendar says spring has arrived even if the weather is not acting accordingly.

My husband and I strolled though the Chicago Botanic Gardens this past week.  There’s not too much growing, but a lot of work was being done on the gardens.  The snowdrops are blooming on many hillsides, and I saw some tiny purple scilla here and there.

All around was peace and promises of what is to come.  These botanic gardens have always fed my soul, and even at this time of year was no exception.

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Two weekends ago we attended the orchid show at the gardens.  The greenhouses were adorned with orchids!  There was beauty everywhere, however, when I saw these giant parasols hanging from the ceiling my heart skipped a beat.  The colors of these giant beauties against the blue sky… simply amazing.

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I completed three more dresses for my Operation Christmas Child 2018 shoeboxes this week.  I now have a total of eight!  I made these three dresses in tandem, so the steps were batched.  I think they got more quickly, but it seemed like more “work” as I tended to get tired of doing one thing three times, or six times as in the case of armholes or straps.

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The middle dress is made with blue oxford cloth and a yellow gingham pocket.  The dress on the right has teeny tiny salmon colored stars printed on ivory with the bottom fabric in reverse.

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Alice, my beautiful Little Darling painted by Nelly Valentino, keeps me company while I sew in my studio.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, and maybe some springlike weather where you live.  Thanks for visiting with me, my friends.

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“Christmas Wishes”

Happy Sunday to you all.  I am writing this blog post at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee at my side and twinkle lights lighting up this grey morning.

Thank goodness my Little Darling, Alice, is here to add a little sunshine to this grey day, and offer some seasonal wishes of joy, peace, and love.

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Alice’s garland of wishes includes charms that say joy, love, and peace.  In addition, heart-shaped charms and snowflakes (for snowy wishes) decorate the sparkly icy white garland.  Alice’s garland is all ready to her to hang on her tree.

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All of the whites in this ensemble are pure white to pick up the very white snowflakes on the dress.  The delicate English cotton Cluny lace gives a peek at the white cotton lawn lining below.  Tiny vintage red bugle beads have carefully been sewn on the center of each lace motif.  Both bright red and deep red accents highlight this ensemble.

Pure white mohair/silk lace yarn was used to knit the 3/4 length sleeved cardigan.  Tiny botanical holiday motifs are embroidered on the front neckline using beads and embroidery thread.

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Alice’s other accessories include a beaded headband, bracelet, and tights.

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“Christmas Wishes” will be available tonight (November 12, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com

Wishing you all a peaceful day filled with joy and love. ❤

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