this was the weekend we had plans to go away,
old mr. weather had other ideas, it would not be a good idea with the storms brewing.
after wearing my grumpy hat for most of friday
i began to look forward to the next forty eight hours...
i finished up more green sleeves for my shop and gave them a holiday look, they posed with a tree and lights (miniature size). i began unwrapping christmas, for the photos. the wreath is made out of vintage balls i've collected for years and the tree pin is made with sequins and is so delicate i would never do that again, last the needlepoint is a dream, usually the only snow we'll see each year.
'green sleeves' are all ready for holiday gift giving and for the month of december, post free. they were featured in an etsy treasury for gifts under 25.00, because limits are a good thing. if you'd like one they are over here.
yes, i sewed each teeny bit on one at a time (what was i thinking) , and what doesn't show is that it's two dimensional and another layer is underneath, with just one seam down the middle holding it together. i used to wear it to my children's holiday open house at school and they liked that. i can see the gold star on top is a little floppy now.
i worked through the night, even running outside between raindrops to see the almost full moon (and to apologise to old mr. weather, i'm not mad at you anymore).
saturday morning i woke to this and a phone call from my youngest, hannah, in nyc. first, isn't this gorgeous? i love those windy clouds after a good rain, and look how green the mountains are! hannah had a request. 'please mama, i never thought i'd ask you this, but can you make me an apron? and please give it not one pocket but two?'
'and one more thing mama, could you please match the color to my work, you'll find it on their website.' see above (pretty good eh? it wasn't me that was the super matcher, my friend and shop owner kathy found the perfect material).
in under an hour i was to the shop and back home, armed with enough fabric and began sewing at once.
one for hannah and one for her friend and coworker, peter. because he's nice to her.
two pockets in front
and one secret one underneath. hannah's request came because she had all her tips stolen. she had been putting them in a box, in the back. at the end of her shift she found one bill when there should have been many. now she can carry her money with her in her not two but three pocket apron.
(sold) ((thank you!))
oh dear these are out of order, and ought to be up above with the other etsy shop items. however, i am too tired now after this long weekend to do any more. please visit my shop if you'd like either of these scarves, i'm going to go put them in there now!