Floral Border Print Dress 

I don’t do Wendy often but every now and again she wears something that catches my eye. Loving this “Lucille Midi” by Maggie London. What do you think?

Returning In 2017

Greetings Dear Hearts and Gentle People!  Happy 2017!

It has been a long time since I have posted a blog. So many things have happened since my last post. For starters, we purchased a home and moved from Milton, FL to Pensacola, FL – about 25 miles apart.

 If any of you have ever moved, you can imagine what an undertaking that was. I had no idea I had accumulated so much stuff. That was a real eye-opener to all the fabric I’ve accumulated as well. Whew! Let’s just say, I have placed myself on a fabric shopping ban.

In April, I went  on my first cruise. I can’t wait to share that experience and the inspiration I got from there. Found time to make a graduation robe.

In June, I had the honor of being the guest speaker for a “Pink Tea”. This was a fundraiser for our local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Can’t wait to share my take away.

In July, I underwent a double mastectomy. I’m already a 7 year breast cancer survivor. And no, the cancer did not return. My goal was to just have reconstruction for symmetry. So I’ll have to fill you in on how we got to the end result.

In October, I had the honor of being the guest speaker at the “Pink Glove” Sunday Service, sharing my breast cancer journey.  In the same month, I was a guest honoree at the 2nd Annual Antioch Baptist Church Hope Ball and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk, both events support breast cancer research and those affected by the disease.

As you can see, 2016 was busy and full. Bare with me as I record and fill-in the time gaps. Thank you in advance for you patience during my absence. I am so excited about my projects for 2017. Stay right here.

 Enjoy the journey.


Prayer/Altar Cloths (Covers)

In support of the 4th annual Back to School Youth Explosion, I was able to create prayer cloths. Prayer cloths are used to cover individuals when they come to the altar.

PJA is Patrick J. Austin Ministries, which is a 501 (c)(3) certified outreach and evangelistic ministry. Use this link for more information on this ministry and the summer event. For inspiration and encouragement, be sure to connect on Facebook and/or Twitter.

For prayer requests, speaking or singing engagements, email pjaministries1@gmail.com

Blessings to all,


Support for the Wahoos

Just wanted to show some support for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. I completed with out the hoop. I now have a small hoop which will make this process easier.


Embroidery – name only.



Robes, Part 2

It’s been crazy and busy, but I haven’t forgotten the rest of the robes. Here you will find more robes sewn for the ordination. The pictures below capture a black cassock just like the one in my previous blog.


I cannot take credit for all the work completed during this project. The robe below was created by my sewing friend.


Only the robes on the left and the middle were sewn for this event.


For more information or consultation for a robe, please  leave a comment here or email me at royalthreads@live.com

As always, enjoy your journey.    ~Erica


Clergy Robes, Part 1

This summer I was blessed with the opportunity to make the clergy attire for an ordination ceremony. This was one of my largest and most challenging projects to date. Nevertheless, I think everything turned out exceptionally well. Here’s the cassock.

RedCassockHouseThe attire also required a surplice which is worn over the cassock. This garment was self drafted.


The pictures below show more of the detail in the cassock. I used fabric with a celestial print for the collar, sleeve and vest. The vest is worn over the surplice.

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Here are pictures of the client wearing the robe and accessory garments.

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Next blog will feature the other robes from this event. Be sure to subscribe to make sure you get the latest from me. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Enjoy your journey ~ Erica