Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Year, New Post Habits?

I thought about doing a post at least once a week throughout 2018.  That's gone well so far.   😺

My stitching has been going just about that well, too.  I'm fairly sure I did NOT finish one single project in 2017!  This must change.  I have too much stash, and still collect ...  well, things.

Today, for instance, I visited The Beehive Needleworks in Mt. Lebanon.  Ooooh, what a delight for the eyes!  I went for silk ribbon and a couple skeins of silk floss for a dragon needle painting and walked out with those, plus some tiny flat sequins and coordinating beads in sizes 11 and 14.  I'll be using these to embellish some Alabama Chanin style tops.  These will join some other colors of sequins and beads I picked up last September in Burlington, Wi.  I have quite a few plain knit tunics and thought it would be nice to embellish some of them with machine embroidery enhanced with sparkly things.  note to self: get the sewing room cleared up!

Last year I did attend a local workshop with my SAGA chapter friends where we worked on a size 2 smocked square yoke dress.  I was having some vision problems, so didn't get as far along as I wanted, but will finish it soon. 
   I also attended a retreat in St Charles, MO where I took a hardanger class from Jane Briscoe and a T-Yoke smocked dress from Debbie Glenn.  No.  They aren't finished, either. 

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