Thursday, July 4, 2013

Where in the World is Southern Matriarch?

In the sewing room! For two and half days I have traced, erased, retraced, wadded up, restarted, traced again and finally settled on a design for the new family gown for Baby Peanut and his future siblings. I don't know what made me think I could do this while I was away awaiting Baby Peanut's birth. I am a pretty good multi-tasker but for this process I need head space. I realized last night that in those two and half days I hadn't even had the TV on and very little music playing.  And heaven knows I needed a printer! If I find an image I want to adapt, I end up resizing it in multiple sizes with my all in one printer/copier/scanner. I certainly got in my "steps" the past few days, up and down the stairs between the printer and my sewing room.

The need for the physical space to spread out is also a must. Well that is the case all the time, but stencils, rulers, paper, pens, pencils, lightbox, tracing paper, etc. etc etc. take up a lot of room.  All that aside, the design is done and this morning blue pen will meet fabric.

So that is where I have been. As I said, I will spend a good bit of my time today tracing onto fabric and getting ready to stitch. This evening I will take a break to have the obligatory grilled meat and watch some fireworks. Happy 4th of July faithful reader.

May your burger be just right, the breeze cool and the fireworks aplenty. We are blessed to live in a great country. Celebrate that with those you love. My daughter who lives abroad wrote a great post about it. It is amazing the perspective you have when you live elsewhere.


  1. White fabric. Blue pens. Best to leave the red out of this mix today! Enjoy the beginnings of another heirloom. We are all anxious to watch it come to life. Have fun celebrating and relaxing tonight! Happy 4th!

  2. Martha:
    I can only imagine just how wonderful your new gown for the baby will look. I hope you were able to spend a little time relaxing, too.
    God Bless America!

  3. I know this newest gown will be as wonderful as the others. That little green circle template became my friend thanks to a Gail Doane class. Amazing how the right tools make easier work of a design. Can't wait to see the work in progress. Your handwork is impeccable. BTW hoping to see a post from your Wendy class. I know you had FUN at that one.


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