Seems I just can't get away from having sewing projects to do.
Someone asked me today if I could custom sew some clothes for an elderly person who has a hard time finding comfortable gowns that fit her narrow shoulders.
And it seems I"ll be teaching a couple of girls, who have a penchant(or at least a yen) for fashion design how to sew this fall...the opportunities just fell in my lap. One of the moms is bartering piano lessons for sewing lessons. That sounds grand to me. Another contacted me today. Serendipity.
Today I got out an old piece of machine embroidery I've had unfinished forever, and ripped out some parts I did not like and did a re-do. It's a 29"x15" panel with roses sketched on it in zig zag stitch, edged in wine red. And I am thinking of adding the words: Rejoice O Virgin Theotokos...etc. around the edges but am wondering if this would sort of be tacky. My own personal "velvet elvis" if you will.
I think I'll leave the words off. They look like they are trying too hard. Once I"ve got it done I'll post a picture.
The good thing about working with my hands, of course, is that it lends itself to prayer, unlike blogging which does not.
I've been stuck at home all week. Sick kid. Tomorrow I take her to the doctor. I"m going stir crazy.