Sorry, I did not mean to go missing.
So much has happened, I will need to catch everyone up but for right now, I am back to writing and sewing.
Yes, this is a pleater, used for making pleats in fabric, that you then embroider over and it is called smocking.
I always loved that I could smock for her, even though she was no longer a baby. I still have a project planned for her and she is a teen now.
I am planning a new quilt, and will keep you posted on how that is going. The good thing is, I am back to sewing and writing.