What do you do when you are nervous or anxious about an upcoming event and can't do any more than you already have to prepare for it? Me, I sat in my sewing room and sewed down that storm and my own fears. Nothing that required a lot of brain power....I was already diverting a lot of thought to those big trees, the state of the roof, our water supply..... So I stitched and stitched away while watching some old movies. Now the storm has passed for us and I have a number of new items to tuck away in my closet and drawers.
Here are the pics.
First up in the quilted pick up sticks quilt pick up sticks quilt post that I finished piecing this summer. My friend Ann quilted it on her long arm and brought it to me on Friday. I love the block quilting she did on it. And isn't that wonderful NYC fabric even more poignant this week? So my first project was sewing on a narrow binding. I haven't done the hand stitching yet (I was thinking I would do it by daylight if the power went out like it had in June) but it is ready for several long TV evenings.
Then there's always my faithful new favorite pattern, the Pamela's patterns Magic Pencil Skirt that I enjoy making over....and over....and over.....
|Purchased boiled wool jacket but yes, that skirt again|
|Same pattern as the brown but different color wave|
|Stretch woven with navy pinstipes, rather nautical|
|Another Fabric Mart poly lycra charmeuse|
|....and yet one more.|