Friday, February 28, 2014

Last spring!

Today is the last day of February! Yay! March seems so near spring...I get excited and happy. It's hard to remember what the yard looked like last spring. Green!



What a difference!


I finished sewing two bonnets this week...





Way back, women wore bonnets with a wide brim to protect their eyes and faces from sun and dust. There were bonnets hanging from a nail near the door, at my Aunt Vastie's house. 

I love the simple cotton dresses women wore back then. Dresses that were ankle length, with a petticoat worn underneath, and a bonnet for protection from the sun. 

Two bonnets and an apron sold last week. Churches around the area have "old fashioned day" in the spring, so I get a few orders for that.

Thank you for visiting!

Love,
Henny Penny







14 comments:

  1. Hey Henny, I love your bonnets I want to buy one from you. I want to place an order. Let me know how much and I will mail you the money.

    Love you, Vicki

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    1. Thank you Vicki. Let me see what colors I have and I will let you know. Love you!

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  2. The spring picture warmed my heart! I'm longing for green and flowers.
    Jane x

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  3. Yes, spring will be here sooner than we think. However , winter may through a few curves at us before it's over.

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    1. You are right! Just when we think spring is here and the flowers and trees show buds, we will have a freeze. That is pretty common for NC.

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  4. Thanks for showing your bonnets! They are wonderful.
    Spring is there under the snow, just waiting to be awakened.

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    1. Thank you! I love how you said that! "waiting to be awakened"

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  5. I have fabric like that in the first bonnet. It's so pretty. Do you have a particular pattern or DIY that you use? Last summer I made a bonnet for a pioneer day we had, but the area where the ties attached was really tricky to do. I wondered if maybe there is an easier way. The pattern I made was a McCalls costume pattern, I think. I love the photos of your shed in different seasons.

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    1. Thank you. I also have the McCall's pattern, but the pattern I use now is a copy of a very old bonnet pattern. It fits children and adults. I just stitch the ties onto the brim after the bonnet is finished. I will be glad to copy this pattern for you.

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    2. Would you? That would be really nice of you!

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  6. I have Grandma's "slips" she made from soft feed sacks. She always wore a bonnet to work outside.

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  7. Oh, I remember mama talking about feed sack dresses. The tiny little prints. Would you show a picture of the slips on your blog sometime? I would love to see them. Sure wish all this feed I buy now came in sacks we could use for sewing!

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  8. The bonnets are nice:) My head gets hot so fast, in the summer I have to wear an open weave straw hat, or at least the crown has to be like that.

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