Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Could I ask some sewing advice?
Our time in Broken Hill is drawing near. Three months ago I was having private panic attacks about the whole move, the pack up and drive, starting a new job in a town we did not know so far away, working full time, being away from my son during the day, Martin doing the stay at home Daddy thing. Yadda yadda yadda.
We have made it work. This adventure has given me confidence. Dealing with change. Making the most of where you are. Concentrating on the positive. Looking underneath the surface of things. Our relationship has grown stronger and the difference in Che is astounding. I actually do feel more confident in my parenting and feel like I am stepping out of an intense zone of babydom. As bitter-sweet as that is.
Crafting is how I have been spending most of my spare time here. Far away from other distractions. There are quite a few projects that I aim to finish before we leave. For one, I would like to ask the sewing fraternity out there some advice. I found a damask table cloth at the Anglicare oppie for $2 and some assorted doilies for $10 bucks. My idea was to sew the doilies onto the top of the tablecloth. There are linen- embroided ones with a crochet trim and then fully crochets one as well. Being a complete sewing novice I am guessing that for the cotton ones it may be best to applique them on first with some sort of bonding interface. Am I right ? Then I thought I could just hand stitich the crochet ones on? I also had ideas about doing some running stitch sweet words in some places. The tablecloth had no trim, so I found a sweet dolie style trim at the local haberdashery and machine stitched it around the edge.
What do you think ? Will it work? What sort of interface would you recommend? Or should I just hand sew them all on?
I so love travelling around the world visiting all these amazing creative crafty peeps.