Poncho for Bella

Precious  and I have made some wonderful friends through the local library system. For me has been meeting Anna.  She is a wonderful lady from San Antonio.  Her daughter and son-in-law both work for Boeing and when Eli came along, she moved to St. Louis to keep her granddaughter and just about 9 months later her son and Daughter-in-law had their first child, Bella & they transferred to the Boeing facility here.  Now Anna has 2 lovely granddaughters to care for during the day.

We both attended “Lap Time” at the Indian Trails Branch of the St. Louis Library System and soon started chatting and the rest is history.  We meet up about once a week for a play day for the girls which are 2 yo, 20 months & 1 yo.  They love having tea parties at the History Museum, splash pads are always a hit & the zoo has string rays, trains rides & merry go rounds.

Now for the Cape for Bella: she has just turned 1yo and her party is Saturday so of course I had to make something special and the cape/ponchos I made Precious were a hit, so I made one for her.  I used Simplicity Patter #1564 Capelet.  Since she will not need it until fall and later, I use the 18 month size and added 3” to the length.  I sewed the front seam together leaving an opening of 5”.  I preferred a poncho rather than a cape. I paid attention to the total head opening; normally 21” for a 2yo & I am hoping that this will last 2 seasons.

The embroidery design came as a preloaded design on m Ruby Royal sewing/embroidery machine & with the font, just added her name.

The outter red is sweatshirt material while the lining is Minnie Mouse flannel.  Her birthday theme is Minnie Mouse.

Her party is Saturday and I am looking forward to all the fun Precious and all will have.

Blessings, Ann


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