Thursday, August 20, 2015

This and That

More playing with scraps,
some machine and hand embroidery,
and beading.

Took the pictures outside on the patio,
so you can see the exposed gravel through the holes.
Because of the layers of fabric, 
felt batting, and backing,
the blanket stitching around the holes
was difficult.
Had to use pliers to pull the needle through
when my fingers gave out.

I finished the skirt 
for the white-haired lady that has waited so long for attention.
Then I made a pattern for the wrap around apron I wanted for her.
The first version wasn't long enough,so I've made a new pattern.

Working on this one now,
but I already know it may need adjustments.

I'm reading The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming's James Bond Letters and enjoying it.  I have never read a single one of the James Bond books and only saw a couple of the films, but Fleming's letters are funny and informative.  My interest in Fleming was aroused several years ago when reading about his work in WWII.

"While working for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and his career as a journalist provided much of the background, detail and depth of the James Bond novels."  Wikipedia


  1. Looks good - really good progress. Even if you do need pliers occasionally!

    1. :0 I'm trying to work myself back into a creative mood!


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