Monday, June 20, 2011

Sneak Peek

When my mother picked up the girls last week, she told me that I could use all of my time to spin up all of our sheep wool. I laughed. Why on earth would I spend my vacation week doing something that I can so easily do with the kids around? After all, the beauty of spinning and knitting is that it is so easy to pick up and put down as need be.

No, vacation time should be about doing something completely new and different...something that perhaps is a bit scary, requiring a great deal of focus.

For me, the decision boiled down to two choices. I could either give my sewing machine a true go on a project that made my heart sing or I could finally try out some hand embroidery with the fabulous patterns and books I've been slowly collecting.

What to do...what to do....

Recently a friend gave me a very nice gift card to Barnes & Noble, and as the gift was completely unexpected I used it to buy a book on sewing that I had long admired. Given my past history with sewing, though, I would never have bought it on my own, and I don't know that I ever thought I would get around to trying any of the projects.

In the end, I couldn't resist the book.. The projects, for one thing, in this book are practical and could give me some answers for old problems if it worked out. The sewing machine won.
A quick bit of research on the Internet sent me to the one store in town that carries the fabric that sets my heart to flutter. Lovely.

Any guesses as to what I made? or who the designer is?

Tune in tomorrow to see the fruits of my labor!


Paula said...

Looking forward to seeing your creation. I am staying out of fabric stores. I want to buy the fabric (especially those 1920's reproduction prints) but then I don't want to do anything with it.

I tried to comment on your Princess Shawl yesterday but my computer wouldn't let me do it. I am in awe. You are an amazing lace knitter!

A Day That is Dessert said...

I'm a bit behind on my blog reading, so I missed this being a surprise...I enjoyed what you did with it!