Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sent from God

 Kathryn's little Ellery was blessed this past Sunday in church. She behaved perfectly through the day celebrating her new life and was just as pretty as a picture as well.
Her Daddy, Austin, blessed her with a good healthy life physically and mentally. He admonished her to listen to her parents who love her, be a good example to all the people around her, and to live a righteous life.
Austin's parents came in to Los Gatos from Idaho Falls, and the day also brought in Aunt Stephanie for a visit. My parents Great Grandpa Sam and Grandma Joycie were unable to make it because of Grandma's back pain and we missed having them here for our special day. John, David, Austin and his dad Brian stood in the priesthood circle to bless her. Michael held on to the microphone which didn't work. Austin spoke loud enough for all to hear anyway.

Ellery wore a dress made by me especially for her. I used Kathryn's silk charmeuse wedding dress fabric as well as french alencon lace remnants from the wedding dress.  I placed tiny pin tucks on the sides of the bodice back and front as well as the sleeves, and finished
it with tea died french val laces around the sleeves and down the front in a "T". (the top of the T being her little shoulders).

After church we ate a meal of ham, yummy scalloped potatoes, a salad made by Kathryn and Lexy, and a lemon berry yellow cake trifle that was appreciated by all.
        Ellery looked like a little angel.

[red+full+body.jpg]Here's another dress I made 8 or 9 years ago for my sister Kathy's granddaughters. Lucy June Jensen is the 3rd to be able to wear it after her cousins Nichole and Alison Henne. It was fashioned from cream silk dupioni and finished with french val laces and hand embroidery in light peach and green. 
Thanks for the picture Lisa!

And, yet another blessing dress that I made for Sophie Victoria Rose Ryvola in 2001. It was made with English Netting Lace and the bodice is smocked in bows, (mirroring the bow designs in the lace) with pearl bead embellishments. I should really get a close up of both of these dresses.


  1. What a beautiful dress, and more importantly, beautiful little girl. It sounds like it was a really special family occasion. What a blessing :)

  2. I passed a bloggy award onto you, so come by when you have a minute. :)

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  4. I had no idea you were such a talented seamstress. That dress is gorgeous!

    Looks like you had a wonderful day. Congratulations to all of you.