Yesterday my children all went their separate ways (in the house) and apparently
I was not to be included - such is life when your kids are finding independence.
So what to do? Sew of course!
After my reasonable success at making a market skirt for myself, dug out
this wonderful piece of embroided charcoal wool - I had some red lining (giving my mediocre
sewing skills, purchasing lining is pretty amusing!). So I made Miss Moo one BUT with lining!!!
I rock! It took about 2 hours including the ruffle (I am soooo getting a ruffle foot).
I just need to thread the elastic into the waist and voila!
Then last night I cleaned out my sewing box and sorted various
haberdasheries out. I found a handful of embroidery silks and realised
I hadn't done any fancy work in AGES, like years.
In my family, we use the 1940's or earlier term "fancy work" - I don't know
if that is a recognised term, but it has been in my family for generations and given
the amazing talent of my fore mothers I won't argue the term.
In fact I love it. My mum, Nan, Great Nana, Aunts, Great AUnts and the gals before them
were AMAZING fancy workers -truly you can't tell the back from the front it is so neat and perfect,
I am so glad some of their work is still held in the family today.
Anyhow, I picked up some fabric ticking and thread and just did some "free" fancy work,
didn't draw a pattern just sewed to see where I would end up.
It seems to reflect my current train of thought lately I think!
Thanks for dropping by, make sure you take just a few minutes at least to
savour today and feel good to be in the world...you make a difference you know!