I want to thank everyone for following along with my sewing in 2011, my dogs, and our life here in Alaska. I really appreciate it when someone takes time to post a comment no matter how brief then I know you care and your friendships mean a lot to me.
Well I am off to a start this new year with these two.
The above project is from that talented young lady, and shop owner, Sunni who writes a blog I read called A Fashionable Stitch, found in my blog roll. She taught me the difference between grosgrain and petersham ribbon which I purchased from her shop along with many other items this last year. I'm making a skirt along the lines of her tutorial which is posted on her blog.
I love these young women as I have learned so much from them this last year. Just because I'm 70 and have been sewing since I was in junior high doesn't mean that methods don't improve and new ideas come to light and I like to be right there to pick up on them.
I have cut out the jacket for the Nancy Drew I call it I'm making this year. Lots of pieces and all of them say, cut two of fabric, two of lining and two of interfacing. So far I just have the amethyst, aka purple, wool gabardine cut out.
This is the type project which takes me a lot of time as there is tailoring and lining involved, no not a quick sew. I will be working on other projects around this long running one.
Family Retro Photo
I will close with this beautiful family at Easter which is my cousin Betty, she's always been a cutie, with her kids (my second cousins) way back in the 50's. Betty (my Mom's sister's child) is around 87 now and her daughter there on the left looking so fabulous in her glasses, hat, and gloves is Kathy who is in her 60's now. We communicate on FB as she lives in HI.
Kathy likes to make beautiful quilts and bags today with a Hawaiian theme to them. I thought she just looked so smart here I couldn't stand it and had to post for you to see!
In fact I think I'll post more old photos of family I think you might like to see the fashions.
Happy New Year to all my blog readers!