Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Put Your Coat On!

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you're not tired of seeing my little doll clothes I'm making. Just a little update on me - I'm doing well. I'm going to physical therapy twice a week and we're working on stretching my knee and trying to get it back to normal. I've gotten to 76% one day but then the next time I could only bend 70%. But it's improving slowly. My surgeon says he'll release me in July. I may have told you that already. I've bought the cutest pink cane, can't use it yet but I will.

Okie dokie...on with Babbette's new clothes...
 Since it's so cold up here I knew Babbette needed a coat. I keep forgetting to take a picture of the pattern with all of these darling designs. Well, it's upstairs and I'm downstairs so maybe another day.
 Oh, I think this is so very cute, don't you? The coat and the bonnet are just perfect for a little baby. I think I have some snaps of me as a baby in a little coat and bonnet very similar.
 Let me show you the bonnet! So sweet with the brim lined with lace. You can tell Babbette really thinks she's cute in this.
 Look at how sweet it looks on her little head.
 Here is the back of the bonnet and you can see how it's gathered on to the sides. Oh, you can also see up close on the collar, also trimmed with the lace.
 I just have to show you every little piece of the coat! Here you'll see the gathers in the back that's attached to the yoke piece
This little pattern went together so easily but it really has a lot of details. I don't know it you can see it, but under each arm there are little pleats to give Babbette more ease when she's moving her little baby arms.

Well, I sure hope you've enjoyed seeing Babbette's new coat and bonnet. I don't know if you've noticed but Babbette is barefoot! She ain't got no shoes! :) I'll have to do something about that. Maybe some little boats? We'll see.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Two Coats

Two coats were before me, the old and the new
I asked my sweet Master, what must I do
The first coat was ugly, so tattered and torn
The other a new coat, had never been worn

I tell you the best thing I ever did do
I took off the old coat and put on the new
I tell you the best thing I ever did do
I took off the old coat and put on the new

The first man was earthly, and raised from the ground
We bore on his image, the whole world around
The next was my Savior from Heaven so fair
He gave me this new coat you now see me wear

Now this coat, it suits me, it keeps me so warm
It's good in the winter and it's good in the storm
My Savior has blessed me with a garment so rare
He gave me this new coat you now see me wear

~ sung by The Crabb Family