Best weaving class I’ve ever taken! OK, the first… but it was terrific!
We’re meeting at the Fairfield Inn again on Thursday, November 11th, 2-4pm. BYO stitching project and join us!
Beautiful quilts from the Ohio County Historical Society’s collection are on display in Rising Sun, Indiana through April 10, 2021. The setting is wonderful, and so are the quilts.
Perhaps you have pieces of vintage handwork tucked away that could come to life with some TLC?
My grandmother, Isabelle, learned necessary hand sewing skills to make and repair her limited wardrobe of the times. Her journal is filled samples of her school sewing projects and is such a treasure!
Last fall I found several old grain sacks at Madison, Indiana’s River West Antique Mall. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular that day – “just browsing, thanks.” But these well worn sacks spoke to me. “We would make awesome kitchen aprons for your friends,” they whispered. It’s like they knew me…
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been drawn to beautiful embroidery, amazed how someone could make such intricate designs with a needle. I watched my grandmother, Flo, embellish dress collars, pinafores, and my doll clothes. I was hooked. Inspired.
Happy New Year! Looking back over posts of 2019, I want to revisit a project I completed in December using linen hand woven by Ken’s Aunt Mary Margaret.
It’s a wrap! The “Flo & Edna. Hoosier Quilters. Family. Friends” quilt shows in Rising Sun and Madison, Indiana are completed. The stacks of quilts, sewing notions, vintage sewing machine, graduation dress, books, and handmade doll clothes are making their way back home. Love is the thread that binds us.
Needlepoint thread hoarder, you say? Nope. It’s all a work in progress. Right now, I have plenty of room for the remnants/beginnings of creative projects. The problem is future storage.