Project-ing

I’ve been re-working the flowers from the baby quilt debacle, adding thrifted ballet pink linen and trimmings from my mom’s 40th anniversary linen dress …

 

 

with the aim of collaborating on a project Don has underway …

 

The end product, requested by Meg, is destined to be hung over Parker’s crib …

 

We’ll keep you posted on progress. Not that I expect to get much done over the next few days as our younger daughter Meliss (seen here with our St Louis grands), is heading our way tomorrow …

 

to meet her new niece …

 

and go swimming with her nephew …

 

Just in case there’s a bit of free time, I’m bringing along the placket cloth which has progressed …

 

And while I was hoping to follow directions in Jody Alexander’s book The Boro Aesthetic to create a bag …

 

I’m chronically incapable of following “recipes,” so I started folding …

 

and folding …

 

and folding …

 

Hmmmm, interesting …

 

Or not. I’m never quite sure how things will turn out until I get there.

 

13 thoughts on “Project-ing

  1. love the stitched rivers on your placket cloth and the paisley, this bag will be a beauty and those flowers are beautiful look forward to seeing what you two are up to with these beginnings!

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  2. Fiona – Easily done! And thanks for the lead to \”The Boro Aesthetic\” … I especially liked Jody Alexander's instructions for mending tears, which have come in handy for embellishing the button holes.Mo – I'm having a lot of fun free-styling and the color choices, which started out more conservatively with the paisley and Junko Oki-inspired spiral, have morphed into the richer channels of gold and blue. I'm thinking I'll be going back to touch up the original stitching to make it pop a bit more.

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  3. Both the flowers and placket cloth are developing beautifully.Fun days are in store for you. I like Parker’s thoughtful little face and oh! her dress in the 2nd picture.

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  4. Grace – I'm so glad you see this in her … I can usually see resemblances in others, but have a harder time within my own family.Stephanie – Thanks much … and I confess it's been fun getting back to girl clothes after three grandsons. Sue – So glad you see the resemblance, too … and it's fun to have a \”partner in crime\”

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  5. Grace – Cloth in three dimensions has always confounded me (bows, drapes, folds, etc.) so I really had low expectations for this project. I've been pleasantly surprised at how okay these flowers look as I step away from the close-up view.

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