While I was rummaging around looking for lace trims and rick rack for my apron project, I came across the box labeled "Smocking". It's contents brought back a rush of memories.
When Jane was very little I took an "Old English Smocking" course at Quilts and Other Comforts, which was located on Avenue Road, not far from where we lived at the time. Now that Zoë is here, my interest is renewed and I am looking into taking a refresher course in this wonderful needle art.
The picture is of my Dad who made this little table. We were home from Switzerland for Jane's first birthday. Zoë will be here around the time of her first birthday, and we still have the little wooden table, as well as the footstool I made. I hope I can get my sewing skills up to par to complete the dress. At the rate she is progressing these days, I'm sure Zoë will be climbing just like her mother!