My Artwork Again-3rd Edition-The Coloring Studio

Thank you Stampington and Company again
for publishing my artwork in
The Coloring Studio!
2 pages in the 3rd Edition, 2016

My Artwork in The Coloring Studio - Summer 2016

Find my artwork on pages 31 & 107

So tickled, so honored!!

A huge Thank you Jana Holstein and Stampington & Co.

Have a creative day,
Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Springtime In The Smoky Mountains

Winter view from my porch slowly fills in so thick you just about reach out and touch leaves. I call our home the treehouse in the Spring and Summer.

From My Porch

It was supposed to rain...we got 3 inches of snow instead! :)

Stay warm,
Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Snowy View From My Porch

Snowy View From My Porch!

Very cold but so pretty ♥

Have a great day!
Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Cardinals Eating On A Snowy Day

The snow showed up last week and I got lots of great photos.
Here's one of the Cardinals dining on sunflower seeds
in my favorite rusty chippy patio chair.

Have a lovely day!

Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie ♥

Halloween Images in Sepia ♥

Have a great day!

Sweet Southern Hugs
Stephanie Suzanne &  Miss Morgan the yorkie

Vintage Halloween Images For You ♥

Hello to my blogging neighbors!

I  hope you are enjoying the new season.
I must admit I'm a Fall, Winter and Spring time person.
Even though I've lived in hot climates through my years
I secretly dreamed of cooler climates. :)

I played with a glue book a few years back that had a Halloween Theme.
I printed and hand cut designs from some vintage images.

I'm sharing some of them today.
I hope you have some fun with them too.

Have a wonderful day.

Sweet Southern Hugs
Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Pinafore Aprons from 1964 ~ Part 4

Here's Part 4 of my re-post originally from January 2011 


A Sweet Embroidered Tunic
A Sailor Middy
A Perky Polka Dot

Here are the links to the previous three Apron posts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 
Next…on the Apron Runway is a collection of Tunic Aprons from the same year, 1964.
I’ll be scanning them this week.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Pinafore Aprons ~ Part 3

Here's Part 3 of my re-post originally from January 2011 

1964 Pinafore Aprons
Jester’s Tunic
Luxuriantly flowered panels of woven cotton offer protection from splatters at front and back. Bias tape is used for ties, and to bind the sailcloth borders.
Flower Garland
Flower shapes are sketched on cotton broadcloth, machine satin stitched and cut out. Apron is batiste with cording to accent the gathered skirt.
Circus Stripes
The fanciful dickey and teardrop designs are machine appliqued and outlined with narrow bias tape. Fabric is all cotton with ties at neck and waist.
I made something similar to the Jester’s Tunic in my Home Economics class in the early 70’s. And of course, I made several of the smocks made from the acrylic fabrics at that time. How many of you made the smocks? I had some really wild ones.

If you missed the previous posts about these Pinafore Aprons go to these links to see more:

Thanks for coming over for a visit!

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

~ ♥ ~
It’s art if it can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.
Wouter Stokkel

Pinafore Aprons ~ Part 2

This is Part 2 of my re-post about the Pinafores.

Strawberry Festival
Pastel colors set off satin stitched berries on the bib; 
the shapely skirt has two released pleats.
Heavy cotton with contrasting border and ties at waist.
A ring of ruffly petals and a scalloped hem give the look
of a tutu to this charming design.
It’s made with checked gingham with petals and wide sash of silk organza.
Appliqued  A-Line
Hand appliqued sunflowers bloom on an apron that ties at neck and waist.
The cotton broadcloth is shown in a popular color scheme, pink and orange.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at the second part of these sweet pinafore aprons. 
Which one is your favorite from this group?

If you missed the first group of pinafores you may see that post right here.

Blessings for your Sunday
Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

“Style is the mind skating circles
around itself as it moves forward”
Robert Frost

Sweet 1960's Pinafore Aprons…part I

This is a re-post from last year this time. 
I thought it would be fun to look at all of the Pinafores again.

Ribbon Swirl
Sheer cotton is softly
gathered at the waistband
of the skirt and bordered
with top-stitched grosgrain ribbon.
The ties at neck and waist are
also grosgrain.
Country Calico
Calico provides gay
contrast at the slip-over collar, covered
buttons and flaps of the two patch
pockets. The golden yellow fabric is
Alpine Dirndl
This dainty apron has
finely pleated bodice, tiny pearl buttons
and decorative ribbon circling the scoop
neck. Cotton broadcloth; ties at waist of
gathered skirt.

150-Womans Day Sept 1964--front cover
September, 1964
Don’t you love these retro pinafore aprons?
I’ll be showing you 9 more of them over the next few days.
 If you missed Part 2 of  this Pinafore collection you can view it right here.

Stay warm and enjoy your Pink Saturday!
Thanks for visiting with me…
I love reading your comments.

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
Yves Saint Laurent