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She’s in “Lilac and Lovely”

I really felt like making something with lilac fabric and I discovered that I don’t have much in this colorway.  I have lots of plum, but not very much lilac.  Hmm, not sure why, it’s a favorite color of mine.  I’ve got to work on that!

I found this lilac pin dot in my stash which was a part of the collection with my vintage pillowcase-like rose prints.  Here is what I made with it a couple of years ago; I just used it as an accent.  I decided to use it for the entire dress this time, so I could use lots of crisp white as the accent instead of ivory which was the rose print’s background color.  I do love how delicate it looks with white, don’t you?

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Having the perfect white French lace (Thank you, M.! ❤ ) and white lace fabric for the tights helps this ensemble look even more delicate.

I used my pure white mohair/silk lace yarn to knit Patience’s sweater.  I have two white lots of this yarn.  One is pure white and the other slightly warm.  They are the same item, but ordered at different times; funny how two lots can be so different, but I am happy to have them both.  Shades of purples and pinks are used for the sweater’s embroidery.

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A crocheted pearl headband with a hand made bow, lilac flower bouquet, and lilac bracelet complete Patience’s new look.

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Patience’s “Lilac and Lovely” ensemble will be available tonight (February 23, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all are enjoying the day today.  I sure am, and am still flabbergasted that it is still only February.  My crocuses have started blooming; they usually bloom in April around here!  Craziness!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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“Glorious Autumn”

The air is cool and crisp—trees are sparse with golden, bronze, and orange leaves—a smokiness fills the air.  It could only be mid autumn!

Our slow and glorious autumn continues here in the midwest.  There are still two red rosebuds on my rosebushes and the lobelias are still blooming in blue.  The few light frosts we’ve had so far didn’t reach these.

I made four sample dresses while putting together my last knitting pattern for Amelia Thimble’s sweater dress.  I wasn’t planning on embroidering these four dresses yet, but dear Amelia had other plans.  “Pretty please, just one!”, she said.  So yes, I gave in and completed one for her.  I must say I am glad I did as her sweet face makes me happy.

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And, because it gave me a reason to get outside on this glorious fall day, even if only for a little bit.

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Our magnolia tree provided the most beautiful golden back drop of color.

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Amelia Thimble’s “Glorious Autumn” dress/headband ensemble will be available tonight (November 9, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.