Post by artemisiajolie on Dec 24, 2010 4:36:58 GMT -5
I've been cooking a lot too. I had a cookie exchange party and a neighborhood dessert party Sat and Tues respectively. I just finished making a shrimp etouffee for dinner tomorrow at my in-law's. I'm starting on a big project though; I'm embroidering about 3 yards of soft tulle for a shawl. I think I'll keep it simple and just do a border with random flowers scattered about. Oh! And I just got a new sewing machine! Husband was good to me this year
Pre-Christmas was filled with baking and family gatherings.
Now I am making a wool trench coat for my dad. It is his late Christmas present, as he had not given suggestions as to what he might want. We told him what we were doing in a card, and he is so excited.
Next, my days will begin to fill with regimental sewing again for our reenactment group.
I am also trying to make fancy shoes for some of our Revolutionary War events. I almost have the heels figured out, and then it will be on to shaping the lasts and shoes. This project excites me most.
I hope that everyone has had a good holiday. May you also have a prosperous new year!
My pre-Christmas projects mainly involved baking. I made my own recipes for nutrolls, shortbreads and my newest creation - pistachio white chocolate chunk cookies.
Now that the holiday rush is slowing down, I've been making little things. I made a reticule for a friend:
I also blocked and trimmed a hat for a friend. I made a similar hat for my husband from straw hats purchased at the Fair at New Boston last September. The original hats reminded me of straw flower pots, the brims had a strange upturned shape. But with a little tinkering and reshaping, I think they turned out nice.
My next project is the embroidered day cap (View A) from the Kannick's Corner bonnet pattern:
I'm a little nervous about my fine sewing skills. I've never done small rolled hems before. But, I guess I can't learn without trying.