In my last post, I confessed that I can get a little bit carried away at an auction. It was nice to hear that a lot of people sympathized with me. So if confession is good for me, here's another one.
When I was in ninth grade home-ec, I took my sewing project home and had my Mom finish it.
I think my plan was that she was just going to "help" me with it- but I'm guessing that it was less painful for her to just do it herself instead of watching me sew sleeves to my pants, break needles and end up with giant nests of tangled thread.
But, I've since decided I like sewing on paper.
I got a sewing machine- at an auction, no surprise. Actually- I was buying a big lot of trims and sewing notions and the lot happened to have a sewing machine with it. I took it home, found a threading diagram on the internet and set it up in my craft room.
If you look closely at the stitching, you can see the tension isn't quite right, but since its just paper- who cares? Adding stitches just seems to make a project a little more special.
Here's a sewing tip from me to you: Always know where the cord to your I-Pod headphone is. Don't ask, but I am plugged in again.
Speaking of stitches, I've been knitting...and have a lot of UFO's (unfinished objects).
This is a boucle baby blanket- the yarn is called Cupcake. Isn't that cute?
This is a market bag- the yarn is like a nubby heavy string.
I'm just getting started on the handles- I'm using the brown ribbon as a marker and have one set of handle stitches on a holder.
This is a purse made of wool, which I'll eventually felt. Felting is such an adventure- you toss your project in the wash and really don't know what will come out.
I first learned about felting when I threw a Crazy Horse wool sweater in the dryer and it came out a toddler size. That was before Walmart took over the Crazy Horse brand, and I was very label conscious- about the time that STAR jeans were popular.
I like the way the handles are part of the pattern on this purse, no adding a wooden handle later, or sewing on a seperate handle.
My friend Karen asked if I finished my white patchwork afghan- I haven't, but I will- as Ross on Friends would say "We're on a break".