Finished! A jacket I started at the beginning of the year. Many hours of hand stitching skinny bias strips. Followed by more hours sewing little glass beads.
A detail of the front.
I was working on this one, basting the bias strips in place, last February when we had our ice storm and power outage. I was bundled in wool, sweaters, parkas, knit cap and fingerless gloves with a blanket over my knees as I basted the strips in place. See the magnetic flashlight attached to my light? As the sun went down, I could still see enough to continue sewing.
A thank you to Lee who, after my post, recommended a good, inexpensive head lamp. Next time I’ll be even more prepared. [argh,…. please,…. no next time!]
All surfaces covered with appliqués and beads. Because, if you’re going to do it and it’s a pandemic and you have all the time in the world, why not?
I always have a piece of hand work at the ready for netflix and amazon movies and documentaries, PBS mystery series, YouTube videos about renovating French chateaus, you name it, I’m there, needle in hand.
At first, I think, ‘this will never get done!’ But, as days, then weeks, then months go by, eventually, it happens. The last stitch and the last bead is sewn in place.
And it’s on to the next project!