Halloween Images in Sepia ♥

Have a great day!

Sweet Southern Hugs
Stephanie Suzanne &  Miss Morgan the yorkie

Vintage Halloween Images For You ♥

Hello to my blogging neighbors!

I  hope you are enjoying the new season.
I must admit I'm a Fall, Winter and Spring time person.
Even though I've lived in hot climates through my years
I secretly dreamed of cooler climates. :)

I played with a glue book a few years back that had a Halloween Theme.
I printed and hand cut designs from some vintage images.

I'm sharing some of them today.
I hope you have some fun with them too.

Have a wonderful day.

Sweet Southern Hugs
Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Pinafore Aprons from 1964 ~ Part 4

Here's Part 4 of my re-post originally from January 2011 


A Sweet Embroidered Tunic
A Sailor Middy
A Perky Polka Dot

Here are the links to the previous three Apron posts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 
Next…on the Apron Runway is a collection of Tunic Aprons from the same year, 1964.
I’ll be scanning them this week.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

Pinafore Aprons ~ Part 3

Here's Part 3 of my re-post originally from January 2011 

1964 Pinafore Aprons
Jester’s Tunic
Luxuriantly flowered panels of woven cotton offer protection from splatters at front and back. Bias tape is used for ties, and to bind the sailcloth borders.
Flower Garland
Flower shapes are sketched on cotton broadcloth, machine satin stitched and cut out. Apron is batiste with cording to accent the gathered skirt.
Circus Stripes
The fanciful dickey and teardrop designs are machine appliqued and outlined with narrow bias tape. Fabric is all cotton with ties at neck and waist.
I made something similar to the Jester’s Tunic in my Home Economics class in the early 70’s. And of course, I made several of the smocks made from the acrylic fabrics at that time. How many of you made the smocks? I had some really wild ones.

If you missed the previous posts about these Pinafore Aprons go to these links to see more:

Thanks for coming over for a visit!

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

~ ♥ ~
It’s art if it can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.
Wouter Stokkel

Pinafore Aprons ~ Part 2

This is Part 2 of my re-post about the Pinafores.

Strawberry Festival
Pastel colors set off satin stitched berries on the bib; 
the shapely skirt has two released pleats.
Heavy cotton with contrasting border and ties at waist.
A ring of ruffly petals and a scalloped hem give the look
of a tutu to this charming design.
It’s made with checked gingham with petals and wide sash of silk organza.
Appliqued  A-Line
Hand appliqued sunflowers bloom on an apron that ties at neck and waist.
The cotton broadcloth is shown in a popular color scheme, pink and orange.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at the second part of these sweet pinafore aprons. 
Which one is your favorite from this group?

If you missed the first group of pinafores you may see that post right here.

Blessings for your Sunday
Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

“Style is the mind skating circles
around itself as it moves forward”
Robert Frost

Sweet 1960's Pinafore Aprons…part I

This is a re-post from last year this time. 
I thought it would be fun to look at all of the Pinafores again.

Ribbon Swirl
Sheer cotton is softly
gathered at the waistband
of the skirt and bordered
with top-stitched grosgrain ribbon.
The ties at neck and waist are
also grosgrain.
Country Calico
Calico provides gay
contrast at the slip-over collar, covered
buttons and flaps of the two patch
pockets. The golden yellow fabric is
Alpine Dirndl
This dainty apron has
finely pleated bodice, tiny pearl buttons
and decorative ribbon circling the scoop
neck. Cotton broadcloth; ties at waist of
gathered skirt.

150-Womans Day Sept 1964--front cover
September, 1964
Don’t you love these retro pinafore aprons?
I’ll be showing you 9 more of them over the next few days.
 If you missed Part 2 of  this Pinafore collection you can view it right here.

Stay warm and enjoy your Pink Saturday!
Thanks for visiting with me…
I love reading your comments.

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
Yves Saint Laurent

Little Witch ♥

A Girl's Got To Accessorize!

Happy Halloween to everyone.
Have fun and stay safe.
Sweet Southern Hugs
Stephanie Suzanne
Queen Of Dreamsz

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Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
William Shakespeare

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Quiltie Trade Has Arrived ♥

Today the Quilties arrived from the trade I'm doing
with Sandie at Sandra Kaye.
This is the one she sent to me. I'm not sure if
you can see that she covered it with tulle.
The buttons move around under the tulle.
Very cool indeed. 

This Quiltie is from my Blog-e friend, Marilou
at Lulus Lovlies. Sandie and Marilou had no way of knowing how 
much I love Mary Engelbreit. Thank you so much Marilou.

This Quiltie is from Grace Horton. See how she beaded
the tiny buds. I love the beading and how she used the buttons
in the centers of the flowers. Thank you so much for your lovely Quiltie!

 I FORGOT to take photos of each one one of my quilties. {sigh}
It's so entertaining to have a mind that goes off on its own
without my permission!

Below are the three Quilties I made for the trade.
I was able to crop the photo that Sandie sent me.

Thank you so much for visiting with me!
Have a wonderful day filled with Pink Sparkly faerie dust.

Sweet Southern Hugs
Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

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We are told never to cross a bridge till we come to it,
but this world is owned by women who have "crossed bridges"
in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.

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Photograph Copyrights:
Stephanie Suzanne & Sandra Kaye

Small Art Quilts ♥

Hi there, Hope you are having a good week so far.
I thought I'd share a ♥ peek ♥ at my
three little art quilties that I've made.
The theme is buttons.
They are only 4 x 6 inches which is perfect for me since 
I love making small-ish creations.

They've been received by the host, Sandie.
If you haven't visited her blog yet you really should.
She's a super nice lady and talented too.
I'll share the full view of them and the ones that 
I receive for the trade as soon as I receive them.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

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"How did it get so late so soon?
Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?"
Dr. Seuss
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Stephanie Suzanne
Queen Of Dreamsz

Crocheting A Tiny Sweater ♥


A few days ago I published a quote that basically said,
"Don't spend everyday trying to make money.
Take a day to pick which color of the 
Rainbow you would like to slide down.

So I have taken that advise seriously.
Last night I wrote a pattern for 
this Tiny Sweater.

Isn't she cute?
Measuring in at 2.5" shoulder to shoulder and a bit less than 3" long.
This Alpaca version was the first one I started with.
I saw several things that I needed to change plus
I needed to use a larger yarn so I could see my
stitches easier.

So here is the cotton/wool blend that I used. It's very easy to
work with and it has such cheerful colors.
In this version I changed the stitches in a few rounds.
 This yarn defines the stitches better
and makes it easier to see what I've done.

 It's worked from the neck down. After I got the
the area defined for the sleeves I did a few more
rounds of the body of the sweater and put in a stitch holder.

I found it much easier to crochet the sleeves without the the body in my way.
So when both sleeves were finished I went back and finished the body.

 Here's the Sweet Tiny Sweater all finished except for some embellishment.
I'll post it again when that is added.

So I guess I slid down the pink, lavender and green 
part of the Rainbow.

Thanks so much for visiting with me!
Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen Of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

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"Replace Fear Of The Unknown
With Curiosity"

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Photograph Copyrights
Stephanie Suzanne
Queen Of Dreamsz

Vintage Applique Pattern for Sunbonnet Girls

download this pattern and add to your collection.

I really need to find the orginal file and rescan this at 300dpi. I believe this is only 150dpi because the text is a bit blurred....the text is also cracked with age. I think the pattern pieces are the focal point anyway and they should print out just fine.  Save the files and open in an editing program to print them. When I locate the original I'll rescan at 300dpi and let you know it's available.

I thought I'd throw in this link to A History of SunBonnet Sue for those that may not know about this design.

I hope you enjoy the pattern

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.
I treasure all of your kind comments.
Come back soon!

Sweet Southern Hugs

Queen of Dreamsz & Miss Morgan the yorkie

“The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched. 
They must be felt with the heart.”
~ Helen Keller ~

Vintage Piano Shawls and Whimsical Lamp Shades

I this room.

Look at the vintage Piano Shawls draping across the furniture.
Beautiful embroidered designs on silk or rayon...
that long fringe that is so characteristic of these beauties.

I would definitely like to meet the designer of the Lampshades, wouldn't you?
A Whimsical Soul for sure.
Don't miss the lampshade kind of hiding next to the palm.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.
May your day be scattered with sparkles of PiNk!

Sweet Southern Hugs
Queen of Dreamsz

Beware what you set your heart upon.
For it surely shall be yours.
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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