Sunday, January 18, 2009


I finished the all the smocking Friday night and put the dress together yesterday (all but sewing the buttons on the back). I did that this afternoon. I can just see my little Emma in this dress for Valentine's. Both of the older granddaughters want to wear dresses all the time....even for play. I have a feeling Emma is going to follow in her big sisters' footsteps! Now, I'm off to cut out the next one and get it pleated and smocked....which color will it be????

I think most of you already are praying for Harper but in case you haven't heard, please go to her mom's blog and read about her. I have followed Kelly throughout her pregnancy and watched anxiously for the news of Harper's arrival. She was born with pneumonia and other complications and is in very critical condition. I believe in the power of prayer and know from Kelly's blog just how many are praying for her right now. I know this family needs us to lift them up.


Kimberly said...

Beautiful Sue, and what a great keepsake!
Hugs, Kimberly

Nana said...

Oh Sue - it is simply gorgeous!! I can't wait to see a picture of her wearing it :)

Marilyn said...

Absolutely adorable!! How talented and patient you are. I sure do enjoy your blog.

Lorrie said...

I'ts lovely Sue! I can't wait to see her wearing it either. I know you must feel so good to have it done.

Sharon said...

How beautiful!! Looks great and that little girl will be a cutie pie in that dress! Sharon

Zaroga said...

The dress is so cute! You did a terrific job!

My prayers are with Harper.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

The dress is really sweet Sue and right now in Jesus name I agree with you and believe that God is working in the life Harper.

Stephanie said...

That is so cute, I wish I had a little one to wear cute things like that!!
Thank you also for showing us the blog of Dear Little Harper. I went over there and left her a comment. My heart goes out to them, I have been in a similiar situation, its so painful. They need lots of prayers!!

Linda said...

Oh dear - I thought she was doing better - Thank you for updating us on sweet Harper!

The dress is so pretty and just perfect for a sweet little girl! It is wonderful Sue!

April said...

Hi Sue,

Oh, the dress turned out so pretty! You did a super job! Your little granddaughter will look like a little doll in it! Be sure to post some pics. if you can!

Thanks for praying for and posting about Harper (my cousin's first granddaughter)...sounds like she may have some heart problems, so keep those prayers coming!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How pretty is that dress! What a lucky little girl she is, be sure to take a pic of her wearing it:)

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Sue, what a lovely dress. I know she will be a knock-out in that. I will visit Harper's moms blog and keep him in my prayers. I have twin grandbabies born prematurely on Nov 20. I would appreciate your prayers for them as well. You can see pictures and read the events on my blog. Thanks in advance for your prayers.

Terry said...

It turned out beautiful Sue!
Prayers for little Harper!


Darlene said...

That turned out so CUTE! She is going to look adorable in it!

I am keeping Harper in my prayers.

Carol said...

The dress is just precious! You did a wonderful job!

Raggedy Angel said...

I just love little girls in dresses! That is so did wonderful! Beth

Fields of Plenty said...

Wow, that dress is so precious. You are so talented!

Debi said...

Oh Sue dear,
Emma dress is soooo beautiful!!! I love it! How is is get the smocking done?? I know Emma will love to wear her precious dress!
I hope your having a wonderfully blessed day dear! :D
I have added Harper and her family to my prayer list. Thank you for sharing their story!
Debi xo

Janene said...

Sue~That dress is simply fantastic!
I so wish that I was able to sew like that! Heck, I just wish that I could sew!
I'm sure she will look lovely in it! Don't forget to take pictures and post them!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

The dress is adorable! I know it will be perfect for her!

Sending prayers for Harper. What a scary time for them. But God is in control and He is good. I am lifting their family up in prayer.

Have a great week!

Shannon said...

Smocked dresses are the most adorable things and you did such a great job!!! How lucky are your grandaughters? :) It is just beautiful!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

The dress is adorable Sue.

I prayed for Harper and her family just this morning. I think it's great that all of us bloggers can come together and pray for others. The Lord is so good-I am so thankful for all the prayers that were said for my grand daughter Noelle, she is doing amazing!
So I stand with you and all the others in praying for complete healing for Harper in Jesus name. Amen.

Ashley Waldrop said...

The dress is so cute! You are very talented. Smocking is something I wish I knew how to do because I love smocked dresses but they are so expensive to buy or have made. I can't wait to see the other one!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

It's lovely! How feminine and pretty.

I will stop by and visit with Kelly right now and will pray for Harper.