Tuesday, 19 August 2014

T on Tuesday...T is for Happy PosT!!

Hello there!

After yesterday's loooong post I promise this is going to be short today.

As is often the case on a Tuesday I am linking up with my friend Elizabeth and her soul mate Bleubeard for Tea on Tuesday.  And for my cuppa...with my usual morning brew of Glengettie in...


Isn't it just adorable?  Bone china, of course and Royal Worcester no less.  My lovely blogging friend sent this to me last week and I just LOVE IT!  Thank you Debs. I was poorly too last week so it cheered me up no end.  I will show you the reverse side another week.  Hence Happy Post...in two definitions! 

And the other reason this is Happy Post is that I get to share the frock that I was making a while ago...


These photos were taken outside the Church Hall where our Quilting Group were holding our Annual Summer Lunch.  I will tell you that I was a little nervous wearing a hand made dress to an event where everyone was able sewers, but I did have lots of compliments so phew!

And here is how I actually spent most of the day...wearing my Pinnion.  Now I know that they are called aprons or pinnies, however as a little girl my Mum always used to say "now go and get your pinnie on" whenever I was doing a mucky job (hmmmn that could explain a lot!) and so that is what I got to call it...a pinnion!  You might want to blow this piccie up (the piccie not your puter!) so you can see what is actually on my pinnion!

Thanks for calling by.  Please leave me a comment so I know you have been.  I shall call by later after work.

TTFN

Hettie



31 comments:

Divers and Sundry said...

Oh, how I admire your chicken mug! That's a great chicken lol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well dear Sam, I didn't have to blow it up to see what was on your pinnion. But I did, anyway. Very cute and in blue, too.

Your dress is really well made. It fits you perfectly. I'm super impressed.

Of course, I adore the new mug, both inside and out. That is a gorgeous bird with feathers flying.

Thanks for sharing your lovely sewing projects AND your new mug for T this Tuesday.

~*~Patty S said...

Your outfit is really cute (great shoes too!) and sewing everything yourself if quite an accomplishment.
Learned something new today about what we always call aprons here in the U.S.
Nice mug and I see some wee peeps on the inside edge too!
Happy T Day
oxo

Linda Kunsman said...

You look as lovely and summery as the garden of flowers behind you! Great job on the dress. I used to sew skirts and jackets and things-many years ago but no longer have the patience or want to go back to it. That "pinnion" is so you-I knew what image was printed on it:) Happy T day and enjoy your new lovely mug!

Kim said...

Your dress came out great! And I love the mug w/the wee chicks peeking over the lip!

Debs Willis said...

I am so glad you liked your pressie :-). I was having lunch with Jan & Julia when I saw it and I had to buy it! Love that little one peeping from inside the rim - and I thought the girls looked distinctly ruffled & in need of Hettie-care :-)

Your dress is lovely, and I want one of those pinnions, but with cats!! My pinny is so long I have to double it over before I tie it round me lol :-)

Glad you're feeling better
Big hugs
Debs xx

jinxxxygirl said...

HI HEttie!!

How lovely! Whenever i hear the word mucky i cannot help but remember the line in the movie 'Hocus Pocus' " Amuck, a muck , a muck..... lol Hopefully you know that movie and know what i'm talking about..lol Hugs! deb

Krisha said...

Stunning job on your dress, fits you perfectly! I used to sew almost everything I wore, plus things for the WHOLE family. I don't have the patients for it anymore either, so I really admire what you have done.
LOVE the pinnion story.
Happy T-day.......pretty cup

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ha! I was with Debs in a kitchen shop in Winchester and we spotted that mug, lol! It looks very good at your place :-)
Congrats on the dress, it looks fab - clever you! Not long now til your big hols eh?!
Hugs, LLJ xx

see you there! said...

Hardly anyone I know makes their own clothes these days, I'm impressed with your dress making skills. Laughed at the explaination of pinnion.

Darla

Deborah Weber said...

Fun mug. And what a lovely dress - I'm very impressed. Love your Pinnion and the explanation as well.

Ariel said...

Your handmade dress is very pretty. That apron looks cute too.
Have a lovely week

Belinda Basson said...

The dress looks incredible on you! Is it going with you to the USA? I think it should!

Kathleen said...

Great cup and lovely dress, didn't have to blow the dress one up as I could tell what was on it but I couldn't tell what was on the cup till I blew it up, thought at first it was a hedgehog.
You look luvverly.

Kath x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing dress and I learned one new word ..pinnie.... pinnion...

I only knew apron yet learned the word from Mixed Media artists on you tube....

we call an apron
SCHÜRZE
in german.
Happy T-Day
xxx
Susi
from Austria

Mrs A. said...

I blew you up as instructed and what a fab chookie you look too. Hugs Mrs A.

Rita said...

Cute cup, but your dress is just darling! Looks even cuter with the apron. Happy T-Day! :)

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that cup, but its empty!!! I'd like to know whats behind that cup, are there more cups? You are an awesome seamstress
Bridget #1

Di said...

SQUEAL!! Sam wearing a dress?! What a darling you look and such a great job on the dress - perfick in fact :)

Love the chooks mug and pinnion as well :)

Bed for me here - ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Hugs, Di xx

Carol said...

Lovely dress and you did a great job...however I am totally head over heals in love with the apron!!!! So darling ♥

TwinkleToes2day said...

I am super impressed by your dress-making skills. It is a really pretty design. (Love the shoes too) And your wee china mug is adorable. I bet your tea tastes lovely in it :D

Amy Putkonen said...

Hi Hettie,

I found your blog through the T for Tuesday links. Nice to meet you. Your lovely words remind me of England and I miss it! I live in the States, but I spent a few years over there many moons ago. How lovely to see your "pinnie" and your fabric creations.

Have a great week.

Amy

Bonnie said...

Your dress turned out beautifully! What pretty fabric and style!

Karen Petitt said...

I love it! You look fab in it and that print is really gorgeous! So happy you got it finished and shared with us Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

I love it! You look fab in it and that print is really gorgeous! So happy you got it finished and shared with us Karen x

scrappymo! said...

Your dress is beautiful! I love that the pinnion and your shoes all match your beautiful dress.

Well done, Missy!

The gardens at the hall are lovely...that fuschia is gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are just too adorable in both your custom frock and your chook pinnion, Sam!! And your shoes are magnificent, too!! AND so's the cup!! You gave us a treat today!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely dress I used to dressmake a lot in the younger days, wedding outfits and all the kids clothing so I can see your frock is just perfect...lovely photo too.xxx

The Journey is the Start

Carol L said...

What a pretty teacup, a beautiful hand-made dress, cute apron, and gorgeous flowers in the background! TFS!

SARN said...

Super cool . . .that's what you are! Love that summer dress and your pinnie-on!

That mug is wonderful. Happy post is fab isn't it?!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

Beautiful work on the dress and you look great in it, and in your pinnion (love the derivation of that!).
Alison xx