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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: onebigladybug
Date: 01-05-2007, 08:55 PM (1 of 4)
I'm Debbie a/k/a onebigladybug from MD. I've been receiving the newsletters for a while now. I've retired a year ago and want to start sewing. I have several machines and lots of fabric. I bought my first machine back in 1988 and took a few lessons here and there. My sister who lives in SC was quite the seamtress. But alas too far away to teach me . One thing I'm interested in is making smocked Christmas ornaments. I saw these at a church craft fair several years ago. Does anyone out there know anything about making these?

User: onebigladybug
Member since: 10-29-2006
Total posts: 2
From: AndreaSews
Date: 01-05-2007, 10:35 PM (2 of 4)
Hi Debbie. Welcome. I've never tried smocking, but I like your approach--start with a nice small project while learning. Here's one to get you started. Smocked Christmas Ornament ( Stick around.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: cshortsew
Date: 01-06-2007, 09:03 AM (3 of 4)
Hi Debbie,

Welcome to the group. Sorry I can't help with the smocking but with all the talent in this group I'm sure there is someone who can help.

Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: esrun3
Date: 01-06-2007, 11:09 PM (4 of 4)
Hi Debbie, welcome to the gang! I'm not a good resource for smocking for you but I know with all the knowledge around here someone will be along soon if the link Andrea left for you doesn't work out.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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