Friday, November 20, 2009

This is all I got

Really, work needs to be completed on the Christening gown for Mallory. A little change was made to the pattern and overall, I don't think it will have as big of an effect as originally thought. It will be impossible to tell until it is blocked. Blocking seems far far off at this point.

Real progress has been made on the second Lana Grossa model. It is knit in LG Baby Alpaca which is super soft. It has a little halo fuzz to it, but just enough. The back and left front is finished, the right front is to the armhole decrease.

The front photo shows the true color of the yarn.

I took a time out Monday in the hopes of getting my curtains made before this weekend.
Chuckle chuckle.

This fabric is beautiful! It is silk with organza ribbon sewn throughout. It really brings the room together and adds interesting texture.
My first experience with interlining was successful and it adds body to the silk that I couldn't have imagined. They are extremely heavy.

I was able to nearly finish one panel and buy new rods. There are cool finials, but my son needs to cut the rods down first.
There are also round hold backs, but no time to monkey around with them until they looked good. Those will most likely wait until the other 3 panels are finished for a decision.
I also have some fabulous beaded trim. If the hold backs work, the trim will look wonderful down the inside of the panels.

So, that's all I got. Many things to do and nothing really finished.
What did you make this week?


Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

3 hats, no 4. Now to try to finish some early started sweater presents that are lingering. Then get to starting the unstarted ones.

Arggghhh I don't know why I always try to do too many presents. Actually I think it is because I see the projects in isolation. sigh

The christening gown is gorgeous.

Linda said...

You're way ahead of me.....I've only made tiny items. Two tiny sweaters and two tiny mittens. The drapery fabric is beautiful and I saw the pic of the finial ...very nice This is coming from the one who had a drapery and window covering business for 20 some years. Well done, even if you don't quite finish it in time. I think you have amazing energy!

Walden said...

Too many socks lately for me. Oh well, Christmas gifts and all.

Curtains, huh? That's one thing I have avoided. Something that seems so easy and simple, it probably quite deceiving. Good luck!

Jeanne said...

I finished two Christmas presents this week, so I'm pretty happy! Just not good blog stuff though...

The curtains are beautiful - wow!