Snakes, Stitches, and other goodies
Through Pattern Review, I met Zaneta who lives in Australia. We got to talking about various things, including candy (of course!), and she was sweet enough to send to me a couple of her favorites! Also included were some lovely earrings that she made herself and a jar of that Australian treat, Vegemite. Of course, an exchange between sewing addicts wouldn’t be complete without something sewing-related, so she included a couple of Australian Stitches magazines. Thanks Zaneta! Now I’m looking forward to preparing a nice package in return.
Thanks, everyone, for your nice comments about my Hong Kong finish. Actually, one of the reasons I like to do these encased seam finishes is because I don’t have a serger. My sewing machine has a few mock overlock stitches, but it’s just not the same, so with a fabric as ravelly as linen, I really prefer finishes that will completely hide those raw edges.
I’d love to get a serger, but the issue for me is space. My sewing room is technically the guest bedroom, and not exactly spacious, so I like to keep things under control in case I have to pack everything up for visitors. Actually, my fantasy is to have a dedicated sewing space in the form of a Modern Shed studio in the backyard!
My own little atelier?
Wouldn’t that be awesome?! A girl can dream. Or, we could just finish the basement!