Saturday, May 29, 2010

Strawberries and Cream

After a year of care (and sometime anxious watching) our strawberry plants are bearing fruit!

Every day Kyle brings in about a quart of berries. Our plan was to freeze some, but so far they haven't lasted that long! We've been enjoying them on oatmeal and cereal, as well as a fresh strawberry shake! Yum. We'll see if any get preserved or not. ;-)

In case you're wondering, no, we didn't get cows. My "cream" in this post is the ivory and brown in a 1805 period dress I just finished.

I saw this lovely semi-sheer 100% cotton fabric a few years ago, and someone in the family was kind enough to give it to me for my birthday.

At the time, I planned to make it into a meticulously accurate reproduction, complete with period underthings.

Three and a half years later the plans had changed and I wanted an old fashioned dress I could wear while pregnant or nursing an infant!

It's still a pretty accurate "apron front" dress of the period, but it has more of an eye to simplicity and comfort in it's construction. ;-)

So here I am, enjoying something old fashioned and feminine which fits comfortably at six months pregnant!

Oh yes, one more thing. Our wild roses are blooming.


The Capp Crew said...

The dress is beautiful Gretchen!


Tete said...

I love the dress. I only had one nursing blouse and one nursing night gown. They were so handy.
I love the style of this one.
Kyle hasn't called me once this week, and I thought it was the heat, but now I know its the strawberries...hmmm...
Been praying for you both when the temps are up.

TulipGirl said...

Beautiful! You, your dress, your roses. . .

Anonymous said...

Okay, that dress is awesome!!! I just love the nursing access button.

Anonymous said...

The berries look delicious! I really like your dress and you look beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics! Sue

Jungheims said...

I had no idea there could be "nursing" outter garments other than gowns! Wow! I love the dress. It's beautiful.

I am sure there would be a huge market for thesse if you wanted to sew in your "spare time!" ;) What are you going to be doing between feedings from 2 to 5 am??

Holmes Family said...

Wish we still had strawberries...

Love the dress, Gretchen! I want to make at least one (preferably more :) someday. It looks nice on you!


Anonymous said...

Hi Gretchen! So sorry I didn't get a chance to say hello at the conference. It sure was a busy time. Love your dress. So pretty!
Sherry P.