Sunday, January 27, 2013


Hi All,

Missed last weeks post.  I was trying to figure out the best way to transfer pictures from my hubby's computer to mine-without losing any of them!  In any case, here is what I finished before I started working on Christmas!

Around this time last year, I went and bought a whole new wardrobe in anticipation of being hired to the new job (it will be a year the end of February, hooray).  In any case, most of what I bought was for cooler weather, so I needed some tops for warm weather.  So, I bought some patterns (at a JoAnn's sale for $1.00 each) and made these.  These are just overtops so I could wear something cooler underneath.  I still get hot flashes!
 I particularly like this one.  It is a pale lavender.  The next picture shows the little pleating detail in the front.
 A pullover to be worn alone.
 This top is actually a size too small but there is enough give that I can still wear it.  It is black.
 This one was made from the same pattern as above but I only got one wearing out of it.  The weave was so open there was little for the stitching to hold onto and there wasn't enough give.  The shoulder seam pulled out the first time I wore it.  If I make this type again, I will have to use twill tape to give something for the stitching to hold.
 A little dress for Autumn.  I had the fabric, the lace and the pattern.  It was just begging to be made.
Here is a picture of Summer Breezes on my Aunt's bed.  She has a room in an assisted living facility.  All the other ladies there are jealous, LOL!
That's it for this post.  Next post I will show you some of what I made for Christmas presents!

Love from Liri


  1. Cute tops! I'd bet everyone was jealous! The little dress is cute too! Summer Breezes is so cheerful; it surely makes a bright spot for you aunt no doubt! ---"Love"

  2. You have been sewing up a storm Liri. Lovely garments. Summer Breezes lloks fabulous it's no wonder the other ladies are jealous.

  3. I still love love summer breezes. The colors are so beautiful. The setting just really makes those pinwheels special.
    Great tops. I have thinking about doing some garment sewing, but I am not experienced like you. I love the little pleats. Too bad the one top didn't hold up because it was so cute. I like over tops too so I can wear a tank underneath and stay cool.
    Great sewing. Can't wait to see what you made for Christmas.

  4. You do such beautiful work Liri.

    Carolyn - Missouri

  5. That Quilt Looks Amazing In Its New Home! The Tops and Dress Are Great Too. (Sorry For The Caps...Stupid Smartphone...)

  6. Your tops are a great idea! And I love your little dress - darling. No wonder the other women are jealous of Summer Breezes! It is gorgeous! So good to get to see pictures again!!!

  7. Beautiful work. I love all of them, but my favorite is the quilt. Thanks also for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Look forward to popping back for the next installment of your work

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  9. I know this is on a really old post of yours, but I'm hoping you see it and reply somehow. I hope you are safe from the snow storm up there, and are staying warm! Miss your blogging terribly! And...I still am enjoying my beautiful red rose made by you! ---"Love"

  10. Blouses are full of gentleness. They are just right for true lady. Perfect choice!