When I grow up I want to be just like Miss Dot. I had the immense pleasure of spending a few days with Miss Dot in Richmond Virginia this past month. Miss Dot is a well know figure in the heirloom sewing world and at just shy of 90 years young is still sewing up a storm. I could not have been more impressed with anyone. She is blessed with a quick wit, a gentle spirit, and a major gift with a needle in her hand.
It was my privilege to spend time stitching (please excuse the casual attire!) side by side with this gracious lady. She can convey more with one arched eyebrow than 1000 words could speak. Clearly I have lots to learn!
Miss Dot was up for the challenge of participating in a three day class to make this corduroy scalloped jacket and matching dress. May we all be as engaged and willing to try something new when we reach her years. She was a model student who probably REALLY should have been the teacher.
I also managed to get to Colorado to see some of my grand kids this past month. They don't think I'm that much fun but can hardly wait for my two teenagers to show up. This is Hailey modelling a version of 'April in Paris' from AS&E issue #80 with her Aunt Doireann (my youngest daughter) who has spent many years putting up with modelling dresses for me.
Not to forget the boys... My youngest son could not sit down without a niece or nephew landing in his lap and it usually turned into an entire chair full.
My sewing days are long over for these big boys but they are clearly the life of any party.