Monday, April 04, 2011

small stitches and grand plans

I started this bit of embroidery last night during "Mildred Pierce" but I was too tired to get into it and it may languish. It's an odd little cartoon that I've had in my head for a while - I think the gesture comes originally from a H.Bosch painting, a pickpocket working the crowd.


Saturday JR and I met at HoAnn's to confab over the weight (not!) for the batting in her quilt and not arriving at a choice for backing fabric - there's plenty of time for that, and 50% coupons still unripe. I did have a couple to use up and went back yesterday and was compelled to by a pattern and two lengths of fabric intended for wearing.

After spending some time with the pattern instructions I'm tempted to email McCalls the meaning of the word "easy". I remain doubtful but having once upon a time replaced the engine in a 1963 Ford Fairlane, I think I can handle building a garment from cloth. As you can see, the quilt has affected my color sensibilities. My wardrobe tends to the "denim mudhen" spectrum so these will be a welcome change of pace.

4 comments:

arlee said...

You're pretty in anything including denim mudhen--love that--but you gonna be Reall Purty in Pink :)

cristina said...

Oh! My first car was a 1964 Ford Fairlane. Took 2 auto mechanics classes with that automobile! Love it!

And. I'm so curious about your stitched arm... and where the story will go with it...
do tell.

Anonymous said...

My 16 year old son worked cleaning aluminum at the transmission shop where my husband works. He got the aluminum to recycle and with that money he bought a 1963 Ford Fairlane. His first car and the coolest one in the parking lot at his high school.

tiedyejudy said...

I love the fabric on the right! May have to visit our HoAnn's to see if I can find some! Those colors are right up my alley. Know what you mean about patterns... I have become a little more proficient at following the directions, but still can't seem to get the hang of picking the right size... sigh!