Thursday, May 6, 2010
A Bit of Hand Sewing
I have been working on some hand sewing recently...I hand pieced this ball as a gift for a friend's baby girl. I got the pattern from this book, by Anna Maria Horner I love it..I used lots of bits of fabric from my stash, and whichever way you turn it you get to see a different combination of fabrics.
I also started another project a while ago, something for myself this time.. It is from Natalie Chanin's Alabama Stitch book. It will be a Bloomers Skirt. I made one of these before and I wore it lots over the winter. I decided to make another....
I love hand stitching...it sorts my head out a bit, when it's all a-muddle. We have a lot on our minds here...we are possibly going to take on a new project that will involve a lot of work and money...no not another baby! I can't say much more, but when I can I will...for now I'll just keep stitching. I can't seem to find the concentration to do "real sewing", with a sewing machine.
I am also busy painting the upstairs hall and landing, which is very satisfying...I love painting, believe it or not. However it is not always easy to find time to paint with the kids around, not in good light anyway.
Happy Thursday to you all...not long until the weekend now!