The Past 7 months have been a whirlwind of change. As the saying goes :
“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ― Alexander Graham Bell
For a couple of months I looked at the doors closing as an ending, my life frozen in place. As the days and weeks passed i began to see all the open doors. Stepping through takes courage, or the ability to just run and jump, but once you step over the threshold the world brightens.
I am now in my very own home!! Yes, I said mine not rented!!! And, it has acorns and oak leaves in the wrought iron used on the front patio and by windows. This house has an added addition of a “craft/sewing room” that will stay that way. Great windows with lots of natural light. Plenty of space for all the toys and a very large closet..
My helper cats are loving actually having carpeting in the bedrooms instead of concrete. I have a full kitchen ( all the drawers are there, there is a fridge and dishwasher, and most no more bugs!!) There is something great about owning..
As the process to purchase moved forward I continued to embroider and sew. Now that the boxes are mostly unpacked and the settling is finished I have time to refocus on my creative side. In the next couple of weeks I will be posting those adventures.
As time continues to move forward and more doors open it is my hope to inspire others to create.. Remember as doors close, turn around, there are others that have opened!
Now for a couple sneak peaks of the coming postings:
Yes, I have been busy unfortunately my projects have been gifts.. This becomes a problem when trying to keep a blog updated. Can’t let the surprise out.. but want to share what I am doing.. So here are a couple sneak peaks with the help of my assistants.
tired kitties after an evening of embroidery
So as I sit and embroider I always have a helper or two. 🙂 here are the two sneak peeks..
sneak peek 1
and sneak peek 2
sneak peek 2
These are my most recent projects and are completed . They will be posted after they have been presented. 🙂
Hope everyone has had a productive month. Many of my friends just attended GW ( an SCA war held in Mississippi) I wish them all a safe journey home with tales of their adventures. Time to plan for next year..
Finally finished my dress and got the basic underpinnings all gathered and it rained. Here are pictures minus the feathers for the hat and the sleeves due to the rain. Have the basics figured out and now for the real dress. Need to pull out stash and see what I have to do the next one. 🙂
Plans for next few months: continue working on the embroidery for the new smock, cut and start shell for a doublet, learn about pad stitching and practice, finish patterning and cutting a farthingale and finally do a second body using silk as cover. 🙂
Filed under SCA, the Journey
The Corset is finished. I am truly glad I did a prototype first as there are things I will do different for my silk one. It was a great learning experience and I will post a more complete description in the following weeks. but here is the final product.
So many small fixes to do to the pattern but all in all for my first totally hand sewn one i am happy.