MoDo, Hope you had a fun time at the Gem Show....gosh that sounds interesting! Did you
scope out the area for magical fabric shops tucked away in fabric fairyland? I dream of finding
such fabric stores and am always on the lookout no matter where I go ; )
Finished and delivered 54 scarves to the homeless shelter, my curtains are finished and hanging
in the dinning room (100% cotton voile, wrinkles when you just look at it and ones that
no one but ME will appreciate LOL!). Also some mending,and now am once again a little
side tracked making hankies.
I was determined to perfect the hand hem stitched hem like some I see on my vintage
hankies, and have been practicing that stitch. Now I'm working on the real thing, a 100%
voile hankie (left over curtain fabric!). This will be for my daughter, and I'm trying to decide
if I want to attempt a Madeira applique technique I've admired (and don't know how to do
lol!), or use shadow embroidery with other hand embroidery to embellish.
I am itching to make a dress like you are making MoDo...but alas, no one to make it
for : (. So it's hankies for me, at least for the time being. I can still do heirloom sewing
on hankies, just in miniature.
Spring is right around the corner, and when it arrives in full force I'll be spending most
of my free time pulling weeds in the yard. So I'm trying to get as much guilt-free sewing
done as possible! Winter is good for that, at least ; )
As for having the right lace always on hand, I gave up on that a long time ago. It seems
I always need just 6 more inches than what I have, or the lace in my stash isn't the right
width....or the right color....etc. etc. etc.! But you have a noble goal ; )
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