My latest little find – celluloid (probably) needlework (probably) tools: Okay, the top two are easy. Crochet hooks. The next one could be a ‘needle’ – it’s flat, but could be used to thread elastic through a casing, or something of that sort. The turned pointy one below that… hmmm… could be used to make holes, like the one second… Continue Reading Some old tools to ring in the new year
As I was closing in on finishing the Ithilien Brocade Jacket, I was finally faced with some decisions that had been pretty easy to put off until that point. I knew generally where I wanted to go with it, but couldn’t hammer out some of those details until I actually got there. One of those areas was the collar; the… Continue Reading Ithilien finishing details
It took a serious, concerted effort the last couple of weeks, but I did manage to finish my Ithilien Brocade Jacket just in time to check it in at our state fair. My eldest daughter kept telling me that I should take that opportunity to display it, no matter what happened in the judging. Such support and confidence must be… Continue Reading Ithilien is finished!
Persuaded by my eldest daughter, I entered my Ithilien Brocade Jacket in the state fair. There’s just one teeny little problem with that… it’s not finished. I am writing this on August 22nd, and entries have to be checked in by 6:00 p.m. on September 9th. It’s just possible that I may be able to finish it in time. On… Continue Reading A bump in the road