So far this week, the weather here has been amazing! For awhile there, I thought maybe autumn would escape us, with all the rain, wind, fog and frost. But, it looks like we may have some more good days ahead. I took the opportunity to get some fresh pictures of my Field & Forest quilt in progress while the light was good. I've started on the feather-stitched borders around the embroidered blocks. It's coming along nicely. There's something meditative about the rhythmic repetition of feather-stitching that I find rather relaxing.
The contrasting colors are so pretty too. I rarely work with orange, gold and green for some reason. They're not usually my first choices. I need to break from routine more often. Oh how I love these combinations.
As I mentioned previously, Grace and I participated in our first doll show and I am happy to report that it went well! We really didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. Earlier that morning, still half-awake and sipping coffee as we rambled up the old highway through a dark pre-dawn fog, we looked at each other. I said, "Are we really doing this?" She laughed and said, "Yes! I think we are!"
Somehow we got ourselves there and set up our tables. It was actually more fun that I thought it would be. The best part of course, is meeting so many lovely people who share your enthusiasm and passion for all things cute. Which is why we've decided to do another show next month!
To get ready, I'm sewing new outfits for Grace's Barbie table models for her 1:6 scale dollhouse wares. I don't mind sewing the tiny clothes, but trying to work around and manage all the hair these dolls have is a challenge. It's everywhere.
Before I knew it I'd made a hairnet! It did the trick.
The thing is actually pretty cute and compliments her new bakery uniform quite nicely!