Monday, January 08, 2018

Threads and Yarns

I love to do hand stitching, mending, knitting, embroidery and many other kinds of hand work with a needle and thread. I have been doing it since I was a child, sewing my Barbie doll clothes. I preferred making her clothes than playing with her and my other friends who wanted to play house and make relationships between Barbie, Ken, Midge and what was her boyfriends name? Anyway - that would be telling about the grown up me 50 years later.....HA! 

Above is the tray filled with yarns and needles and threads on my coffee table. That's what I do in front of TV especially during this hibernation period in the Hudson River Valley. Below are some of my works in progress: re-embroidered nordic sweater that is extra special because it is a beloved friend's sweater who passed away. I am embroidering a celestial border on a black cashmere ruana that was my mothers- that will bring it to life and I will wear it enthusiastically. The last item is a leg warmer which is what I have been obsessed with wearing this winter- one down another to go. 

Tonight I am opening the doors at Instar Lodge in Germantown for Mending Monday which is the first monday in the month (normally). Menders, stitchers, sewers join around a large table to do their handy work and chat. Many new friendships have formed around this mending session. If your interested check out the website for Instar Lodge

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