Friday, May 29, 2009

A bend in the road

No, I didn't give up sewing or blogging. I have come to a bend in the road which has taken me in a new direction for awhile. I thought the best way to start healing myself, is to share part of my story.

My sister was struck with breast cancer, she had successful surgery but a year later was struck with Brain cancer. She has had two operations so far and continues to fight off this dreadful diease.

To give her the best possible care, I am moving her closer to me. This has been a process to say the least. The final step in the moving process will take place this week-end, which will be the end of one journey and the beginning of another. I would like to introduce you to my sister Maurine:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Next up

While working on my current project, the doorbell rang and the wonderful mailman handed me my new AS&E magazine, also known as Australian smocking and embroidery. I sat for a monent and thumbed through it and just looked at what jumped out at me. I know, it isn't like I had this planned as the next project , but it is added now!! Just the sweetest little jacket ever.

current project

I am working on a pattern called "Enchanted" The skirt is finished but the smocked blouse remains in progress. I am using the new silk floss by DMC and it is slow going. This is a seek peek at what I hope will come together.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I started

You probably have been thinking I was not going to get to my project anytime soon. I was beginning to think that too. I have been trying to re-learn everything as I am using a new machine. With a little practice I am sure I will get the hang of it.