Friday, November 18, 2011

What Became of a Day





 
   It began with a thought that led to a search. By noon I was sitting on the floor of the room surrounded by patterns and fabric; mind whirling with ideas and plans.
   The cutting mat was set up as patterns were placed and traced.





   The evening came as different parts became a whole; seems were sewn and hems were stitched. Darkness fell as lace was added to trim here and there.





   There she sat- the little prairie girl in her best homespun. Her bonnet gathered round her face with a brim to shade from the sun. A dress of gathers and lace just right for her happy farm day. Here in a day a pretty prairie doll came to be.


   As my hands worked diligently at the machine a busy woodpecker could be heard just outside my window. Hammer and tap; he skittered about the old oak tree searching and gathering while I was stitching and tacking.

   The end of the day brought quiet peace; the woodpecker stopped his chores and the sewing machine fell silent. Our task finished. A beautiful result left...


11 comments:

Julie said...

How lovely! Beautifully made too.

Julie
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Simply Scaife Family said...

Thank you, Julie!

Elaine said...

Very cute.

Pattilou said...

Darling!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely prairie doll! Sometimes it's good to step away from the usual.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a sweet little doll! Whoop whoop!!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Such sweet comments, thank you. Each of you are such an encouragement!

Carla said...

How darling!

FabricsNQuilts said...

You are such a great story teller!

Your prairie doll is beautiful. Where did your pattern eventually come from?

Whoop Whoop!!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Thanks everyone! This is a discontinued McCall's pattern..I have made a few simple adaptions to tailor the doll to my preferences.

Kathy @Teaching Good Things said...

That is adorable!