needle & thREAD

We had two weeks off from dance after the end of the summer season and before the beginning of the fall season. During that time, my friend Heather and her husband completely overhauled the look of the studio. Heather bought some ready-made Martha Stewart drapes at Home Depot. They were each about 30 inches short for the floor-to-ceiling windows where she wanted them to hang. Her initial thought was for me to take a third panel, cut it, and sew it to the two window panels to lengthen them. I let that idea roll around in my head for a few days and decided that I couldn't really match the repeat and make that seam look decent. Kristin suggested colorblocking with the accent color. So, that's what I did! I'm fairly pleased with the result. My really good Shark iron tumbled from the ironing board in the process and heaved a final sigh. I still look at these drapes every day and think they need a better pressing. And I need a new iron.


I've started a whole new set of headbands. I'm not overly enthused about them;-) Headband burnout, no doubt.


And, I've ordered two new Oliver + S patterns, the Playtime Dress, Tunic, and Leggings and The Library Dress. Maybe I'll even take the plunge into knits this year. 


Reading? Let's see, what am I reading? I've been chronicling much of our reading in the Storybook Year archives. as we ramp up to our fullest potential during our learning hours at home, I'm kind of hopping from one of their books to the next. Not a whole lot of time for me. But it's coming... I'm thinking that I need to take those Storybook Year posts and gather them together and categorize them by topic so we can all find them more easily. What to do you think?

What are you reading and sewing this week? 

I am eager to hear!

needle and thREAD


  Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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