I decided to celebrate the fact that I have a really lovely kitchen now by making myself a new set of potholders. They are inspired by the ones in the Denyse Schmidt book and so far the random piecing has been therapeutic after some thread tension issues.
(see my cute pincushion in the foreground)
My jacket attempt has stalled. I managed to set in the sleeve properly which made me immensely proud, but the drape of the jacket is not so pleasing. I think I cut out a size too big and it is not taking on the shape that I had in mind.
A while back I requested Sew U from my library and it finally came in. This is a book I wish I went ahead and impulse purchased from the store straight away. I love it. I have major plans for those simple patterns and I wish I could cut them out now. I asked my seamstress grandma for some pointers and I can’t wait to get started. I showed her the book and she seemed really interested in having her own copy. She has not sewn regularly for long while and she really gets a kick out of my crafty endeavors. My family always remarks that I’m the only one that shares a passion for these things with her.
Although that may be changing, my sister asked me for some embroidery supplies so she could have something to do at work (her boss is really cool, and crafty too). I of course had an unused sublime stitch it kit to give her and away she went. I have shown her the knit and purl stitches a few times too but it hasn’t stuck yet. It’s nice to introduce my grandma to all the new crafty things and have her tell me about all the older ones. She actually learned all about sewing in high school. Now you have to pay places like FIT and Pratt to get those skills. I wish she could get around better so I could have someone to go to events like the Knit out and the sheep and wool festivals with. Let’s see if I make it to either of those this year. G is on vacation for the next month so hopefully I can have some time to complete some projects and have a little time for me.
And because pictures of babies are always nice, the Wonder Twins.
*This is my rather un-clever attempt at a spin on the De La Sol song “Potholes in my lawn”. Sorry it’s hard being clever when your brain has leaked out of your ears during childbirth. 😉