I’ve been frustrated with WordPress for a long time but things got even worse. Something as simple as changing a font or color must now be paid for. While I respect their business model I also respect my right to change hosts. I’ve gone ahead and migrated all of these posts to a new blog which, while needing some tweaking, is going to work out well.
I did this over the past few days while trying to sort out my thoughts about the Boston Marathon. Please visit the new Major Thoughts Blog as this one will no longer be updated. I’ll get back to sewing and quilting and all good things over there.
Thanks – I hope you come along and continue the ride.
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Still hard to type with this thing on my finger, but managed to finish my first purse. I learned a LOT. Like 1) use a pattern next time, and 2) when you have 4 things to measure and you measure 3 of them, it does NOT mean the 4th one is “all good to go.” I do like it, wonky shape and all, but don’t imagine I will show it off. I’ll use it for my own shopping and errands. That works for me.
I managed to put a heavy-duty needle on my Bernina to sew this up and I snapped off half of the screw (head) that holds the needle in place. So….. I guess I’m stuck with a heavy-duty needle for a while, until I sort out whether or not I need to find a Bernina part or if a teeny screw will do. I’ll put Joe on that, he loves a project. Until then, I better go through my stash and find some heavy fabric for a project, huh.
Looking forward to an exhibit of contemporary broderie perse, my co-workers and I have started our quest to creating our own (much less complex) attempts at this beautiful art. (So much less complex that our PR maven has nicknamed it “faux bro”. I love that.) One problem – we can’t find chintz anywhere. There used to be reams and rolls of lovely polished cotton chintz, just ripe for cutting up and arranging artfully on a plain background. I bought a bunch of it for my bridesmaid dresses (and yes, I made the leftovers in to curtains. I’ll post a picture sometime). So what’s up with disappearing chintz? Anybody out there have some leads? Help!
Image: Margaret Young Stansberry, c. 1830
Collection of the New England Quilt Museum