May 21, 2010

A Prayer In Every Stitch...

Today, I will begin making the christening gown
for my great nephew, Liam...
the newest baby of our family.

As I said in a previous post, I planned ahead for this
special project, by purchasing extra fabric when I created
his mother's wedding gown in 2008.
This way, mama's gown can stay intact to be worn by a future bride.

In addition to using this meaningful surplus fabric, my
plan is to recreate the design features from the wedding gown
as I stitch love and faith into their heirloom christening gown.

A prayer in every stitch.
And so it begins...
P.S. The Charlotte Stone Crabs won their game last night. (11-8) We had a ball! (no pun intended) The perfect end to a wonderful Date Day!

19 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful gown and how precious of an idea to make the fabric into a christening are very talented!

Lady Farmer said...

I made a christening gown for my first granddaughter from my wedding dress. Not nearly as elegant as your designs and sewing, but a treasure to us still.
Truly, "children are an heritage of the Lord"! And what a blessed heirloom your nephew's christening gown will be for generations to come!
Be Blessed!

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, You do such beautiful work no matter what you are doing. I am trying to catch up on reading my favorites tonight before I call it a day. I am glad you had a fun date day. If you have any extra sunshine, will you please send it my way. I am so tire of the rain.
I will be anxiously awaiting for pictures of the christening gown. You have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Donna, thank you for you visit the other day. I miss visiting you , I don't know how people do it. There are about 190 blogs I like to visit plus white wednesday and I don't sit at the computer as much as I did. I never have time to sew anymore either.

Hugs to You, Love that you making the blessing dress out of the same material. Your a wonderful aunt.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I know it will be stunning....m...

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is the most precious idea. I've not heard of the baby's gown coming from the mommas wedding dress, but it's just so appropriate. Glad you bought extra, what a wonderful woman you are Donna, to "do" and give to so many.
hugs and blessings,

DeeDee said...

Your family is so lucky to have you and your loving stitches....cannot wait to see Liam's little gown...

Michelle May said...

I think you put love in everything you do Donna. You make everyone feel so special. I know they will cherish this beautiful gift.

Anonymous said...

HI Donna,
Oh I love this idea...your work is simply stunning. This wedding gown is just gorgeous!! I love seeing what you have created and I admire your talent so!
It is so wonderful when our handwork is appreciated..with every stitch is love and prayer.
So happy to hear you had a fab date night, too!

Have fun stitching and take care~

Debby said...

I love this post and the dress is gorgeous. I can hardly wait to see what you create. What a treasure this will be.

The French Bear said...

This will be a true gift of love.......everything you make is full of love! How thoughtful of you to think that far ahead!!! You are such a sweet lady Donna!!!
I can't wait to see it all finished!
Margaret B

Jan said...

Such a special stitching joy! Can't wait to see it!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your work is always made with such love and it shows!

You are amazing!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Claudia said...

Such precious memories you create, Donna! This gown will be treasured for years by family members. How generous and wonderful you are.


Createology said...

With your loving stitches, prayers and thoughtful planning ahead you will be creating a treasured heirloom. Looking forward to your progress. Happy creating...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a blessing you are to everyone that knows you. How sweet to make his gown out of the same material of his moms wedding dress.
Your such a sweetheart. I have missed coming by here.
Hope your doing well

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, what a beautiful idea! This is so precious and made more special because you are the one making it. Your work is exquisite. Twyla

Michele Seraphim said...

This is such a precious idea to have the same fabric in both the wedding gown and the christening gown... nice to see you planning ahead also so the dress will stay in tact! It is a wonderful thoughtful idea and definitely brought out the Awhhhh in me!

te_roti said...

I am looking forward to seeing the design features you incorporate into the christening gown. It's so nice to work with sumptuous fabrics. I'm sure it will be as stunning as his Mum's gown and the family will cherish it forever.



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