Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Handkerchief

I finally finished my current hanky. Why is it that the last side always takes soooooo long? I told my daughter that I felt like a hamster in a wheel going and going and going, and going nowhere! Of course it is also great when the shuttle runs out of thread with 1.5 inches to go. Sigh. I'm sounding a little bit grumbly today - that probably has something to do with the fact that it's back to work full-swing tomorrow morning. :(

This is one of the hankies from Handy Hands, and the thread is Olympus size 40.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hi Everyone,

I finally got around to sewing the lace onto a pillowcase that I've had finished for weeks. That's the worst part for me.

I've also finished two other projects in the last few days; unfortunately, I cannot post pictures of them for copyright reasons. The first is a pillowcase that I made for my daughter with an image traced and painted and then tatted edging added. I don't own the image, so I can't post a duplication of it here. The second is an ornament made with a photo of a friend's baby. After she receives it, I'll ask if she minds my posting it.

I'm also still working on hankies and pillowcases for some unknown purpose. That seems to be my "keep my hands busy" project lately. I'm really enjoying the discussions on the Workbasket group. It makes me feel like I'm not the only one stuck in a bygone era.

Tat's the latest from here!