Saturday, January 23, 2010
A Little Sweetness
Just to get away from Stephen King's Dome.
I have to say it's an interesting book so far although it could have been half the size if he didn't feel compelled to describe everything so graphically. I'd like a small plane crash aftermath to be left to my imagination, but with other things he does a very good job at making you feel what the characters are feeling.
I'm washing and documenting some of my past sewing, back when I had someone to hold my hand and make me finish things and tell me when I was doing it wrong. I had done a couple of smocked bishops before and was ready for a little challenge, so I tried this collar. It turned out really well, but I don't like the finishing up parts, the construction, so it sat in a plastic bag for years. I finally decided last year to do something about it. I still can't put a bias band around the neck to amount to anything, but I'll keep trying.
I love the sleeves. I see the ribbon is twisted, but it can be fixed.
I made this quilt for a gift but decided halfway through to do something else, so I got to keep it. I saw this fabric one day in a fabric shop in Greensboro, I believe, and they happened to have these coordinated prints and ginghams, so it kind of designed itself. I ended up hand quilting it. It was fun to do, and I'd like to use this pattern again.
I'll have more pictures when the things get through washing, including a little dress Mama made the girls in the 70s, back when the pleats were made by ironing on dots and gathering the material to make pleats.