Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I just had to show you Wendy's new Easter dress! I made this from a beautiful hankerchief given to me by Elaine Jackson in a doll swap four years ago. I hesitated over cutting into it, but it was just so perfect! I embroidered the little flowers on the front to match the original crochet edging. So pretty. She is a very happy girl now- this was her first new Easter dress in two years!

I hope you are all enjoying a blessed day. The kids and I will be taking dinner to my brother, Jonathan, tonight who is in the hospital, but coming home tomorrow. He was driving his little Honda scooter and got hit by a car! This was two weeks ago and it's been a really tough time for him. His left leg was broken in a really horrific way and they couldn't even put the plates and pins in until this past Thursday because there was so much swelling. There was so much damage due to road rash on the skin that they had to do a skin graft. Bless his heart, he has been so great through this. And, of course, we are just so thankful that it wasn't worse!

Yesterday, Kelly and I set this up for our six (!) kids so they could make these:I don't care how old these kids get, they still love to make Easter eggs! Actually, I have to qualify that last bit. Carmen was not here so it was five kids. She spent Spring Break in Colorado with her dear friend. She tried to ski and found out that she inherited the "no ski" gene! Sorry Carmen!

Well, I'm off to munch on jelly beans! Hugs out to all!


Wyldhare said...

I love the Easter dress for your doll, it totally works. Hope your brother is feeling better and as far as I am concerned, you are neve too old to decorate eggs!

Martha said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photo on your blog of the house and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your little doll and her new dress! Those photos are so precious.
Wishing you well,
Martha ♥

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Bettsie, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a such a wonderful comment. Don't just chase that dream, catch it! Love the music on your blog and your blog name!

I don't think we ever outgrow dyeing Easter Eggs!

Michelle said...

LOL - "no ski" gene. Well if its any consolation, I've lived in Colorado all my life and never once been skiing. Somehow racing down a hill on sticks at breakneck speed with snot freezing to my face isn't my idea of fun.

I haven't stopped by in a while - glad to see your doing well (oh and I LOVE the Chris Rice song in your sidebar : ) -

Haven't been dollmaking lately. My younger son has kept me on my toes since march. He got viral pneumonia and his lungs haven't been the same since. Every week it seems there's another cold, more meds, another hospital stay, more steroids...poor little guy isn't doing very well - I would covet your prayers.