Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What I Did this Weekend

I wove blue floss through the Swiss entredeux edging on the skirt from the Old Fashioned Baby sewing retreat.

I began embroidering the hemline of the skirt, too.
Jeannie used featherstitching on her dress.  I have substituted stem stitch.
Featherstitching on curves is not my strength, and I really enjoy doing this stitch!

We fired up the grill.  After the hot dogs and chicken, came the best part --

We watched some of these, which were much prettier than my picture taking skills portray!

Hope each of you had a fun weekend, too!
Now on to a very busy, but short, week!


Cynthia Gilbreth said...

The floss through the entredeux adds just the right touch of soft color to the white edging. And the stem stitch looks just fine! We need to fall back on our strengths some time.

Kellie said...

Sounds like a fun and profitable day... especially cuz there was time for stitching! Your embroidery is so delicate!

Martha said...

I like the stem stitch. I may pirate your idea, it would keep me from retracing. Love the look of those s'mores too!!!

Claudia said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend Jan. Oh, those s'mores bring back memories!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend to me! :)

psst...i started blogging again....;)

Rettabug said...

You sure needed & deserved that lovely break from routine, Jan. I'm really glad you got to attend. Girlfriend stitching is the best!
I'm missing my smocking group. Now that its summer & all their kids are home, we take a break from meeting. :(

The floss through the entredeux ...so delicate a shade, too. I look forward to seeing everyone's completed outfits.


p.s. I think you look CUTE in your glasses!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!
xx, shell

Goosegirl said...

Oh it looks wonderful! What a gift! I wish I could have been there with you girls. I am glad you had a marvelous creative and encouraging time.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Hey girlfriend....how you be?

How in the WORLD did I miss including you on my post before last? I mentioned my other two favorite sewing girls and failed to include you! Drats. I'll go back today and fix it!


Ellie Inspired said...

It is so hard to get good pictures of fireworks, isn't it!? :) Your handwork is just beautiful and I love that floss through the entredeaux. Looks like the perfect weekend!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

So good to see you doing what your heart desires and to perfection too. I love the little touch of floss running through the lace.

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