Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year plus a few stitches


 Happy New Year!!!!! I hope you celebrated the turning of the decade in the most meaningful way. We dined with friends, saw the ball drop, kisses and hugs all around to a round of champagne. The resident men here celebrated today in the all American way, with football! I sat and stitched while the requisite black eyed peas simmered. I have finished the car dress. I tried to take some photos this evening but they just don't turn out as well for me at night. So just a teeny peek until tomorrow.



Yes, some of my rolling and whipping shows on the front when you are zoomed in this close, but on the finished gown as a whole you don't notice it as much.



I thought I did a better job of ironing than this, so will have to touch it up before I take more pics tomorrow. Hope you started your year off with a stitch or three.

7 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the rest of this dress! The snail shirring is lovely and the eyelets in the center of the little pink flowers are beautiful! I have yet to tackle eyelets. Maybe this year.

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  2. What a teaser! I can't wait.

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  3. Your work is beautiful.
    Got a question for you,
    What is your favorite form of marking the design?
    And how many strands of thread do you use?
    Pam

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  4. Thanks everyone.

    Karen, eyelets are fun. Look at the tutorial I have on them. Quick and easy.

    Thank you Bunny. Hope you are feeling well.

    Pam, I used a clover blue wash out marker and one strand of Anchor floss for the embroidery.

    Thanks Julia.

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  5. Hi! I checked out your tutorial and they don't look too terribly difficult. Would any 100% cotton fabric be okay for eyelets or is linen the only way to go? It looks like 2010 will see eyelets from me (I hope)!

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  6. I know I'm late with posting this, but I just had to comment on the black-eyed peas. Middle dd (she's 18) announced the other day that she never knew that black-eyed peas were anything other than the group (you know with Fergie)! Ha ha. What can I say, we live in the south, but the southWEST, and are midwestern transplants at that. I've never eaten them, so I really couldn't explain them to her myself. I vaguely remember that you eat them on New Years Day for good luck?

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