Sunday, January 4, 2015

Auld Lang Syne

My list of things I need to work on is patiently waiting on my studio desk.  I continue to treat myself by finding projects on hand that get pushed aside when more pressing tasks need attention.  I bought this wool little runner kit a couple of years ago.  The canoe, of course, caught my eye.  The wool pieces came with the kit, and, had the pieces been larger, I would have made the cabin red, with a green roof.  I stitched on the pieces with a hand-stitched blanket stitch over the course of two  evenings.  It made me think back on the old days, when my sewing group did handwork as well as machine work.  My friends that are in an angel sewing guild are pleased.  I backed the runner with another big piece of wool, and did a blanket stitch around the edge.  Years ago, we used computer paper with its perforated edges to keep the stitches consistent.  There probably aren't that many left that would even know what "computer paper" is!  I just went for it...the stitches are perfectly imperfect.  And, I had fun making this little project and remembering auld lang syne.  Jerilynn

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