Thursday, October 31, 2013

Needle and ThREAD #31

What to do when you're making something that you don't want to reveal yet?

How about a very close up peak at some of the fabric?   I've spent a lot of time the last couple of weeks with these fabrics.  They almost completely cover my design wall at the moment, but if I show you more, that would give it away.

So, let's move on ...

My husband returned from three and a half weeks in India earlier this week and he brought back ... fabric, of course.  I requested two cotton sarees (saris), one turquoise and one a different blue.  One of his hosts took him to Chirala, a town that is known for it's handloomed fabric.  Coty and our friend, Johnson, agonized over the piles of saris in the dark back room of the shop.  I'm glad to say they did very well!  I am delighted with what they chose!

 I don't know what I will do with them, but each sari is 7-8 yards of fabric so there are plenty of possibilities!

And here's something a little more mundane, but something I truly enjoy.  A bit of handsewing for a friend.

Katie found a lovely off-white wool coat at the thrift store.  It was perfect, except for the sleeves, which were too long.  Not any more.  Today's sewing included shortening the sleeves on this lovely coat.  This tutorial helped.  Now the sleeves need a good pressing and Katie will have a nicely fitting, new-to-her coat for the winter ahead!

What am I reading ...

One of these days I will finish Little Daughter and My Bright Abyss.  But I must say that, in spite of my best intentions, reading took a back seat to sewing last week.   I did finish one book, though,  Pen Wilcock's The Breath of Peace - highly reccommended!

One last thing ...

The Sari Bari Quilt Auction and Raffle begins tomorrow.  I am grateful to a number of folks for helping to publicize this year's auction.  Sew Mama Sew and dear Elizabeth Foss have posted on their blogs about the auction.  A couple more blog posts are on the way.  I'll link to them when they go up.  My good friend, Teresa Farson has publicized the auction at her gift shop, The Beehive, in uptown Charlotte, and Jennifer Roycroft at We're Sew Creative and Jennifer Thurston at the Quilted Thimble Cottage have graciously kept Sari Bari auction info cards in their beautiful quilt shops for the last month.  I'm so grateful to all of these people for their help.

1 comment:

Missy K said...

Those glimpses are very tantalizing! Looking forward to eventually seeing whatever you've been up to! ;-)