Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekend Project: Progress on Many Fronts

Strategy is the art of making use of time and space.
--Napoleon Bonaparte

I strategically attacked several projects this weekend, and made good progress on all fronts. First, I finally got around to sewing the lace onto my new skirt! I hand basted it down the middle and then used the walking foot to machine stitch the two edges. I was happy with how the stitches hid in the small border on the lace.

What I can't decide is whether or not I should also machine stitch down the center (I pulled out the hand basting). Any thoughts? What would you do with a double band of lace like this?

I also worked on preparing my loom to start weaving the kitchen towels that I plan to make as Christmas gifts. This yarn/thread is much thinner than anything I have ever worked with before and the pattern is also wider, so it is slow going! But I am not rushing - I really want to get it right the first time.

Well, not counting that whole 1 yard too short thing... ;)

Finally, I used some TV time to assemble more card sets. I've put together over 200 sets! Yay! :)

So, I feel pretty good about my accomplishments this weekend. (Although I imagine that Napoleon Bonaparte is spinning in his grave that I would use one of his quotes to cover my activities!) I hope you had a good weekend and feel ready for the upcoming week! :)


julia said...

You are a very busy lady! I would probably not sew down the middle of the lace. I would probably cut away the fabric from behind it. But, then I sew mostly children's things and when I'm using pretty lace like that it is usually on an heirloom type dress.