When I got up this morning I put some finishing touches on a design that’s been in my head
& in my computer for several years…
then, I chose some lovely fabrics from my stash & started cutting.
This is where I showered & had a couple of errands to run,
which lead me to an estate sale…
I found this cutie!
I’m always attracted to things I’ve never seen before
& I like enamelware so I had to take it home with me.
As it turned out the estate sale was for my organ teacher from my childhood.
After offering my condolences, it was nice to talk with her 3 daughters.
We don’t know each other, but we reminisced about their mom teaching in their home.
How funny that we crossed paths so long ago.
I’m glad that I have the “1/2 Qt. Liq’d.” pitcher that will remind me of her.
After returning home & eating brunch,
I started sewing & soon had a pile of petals.
Then I had a pile of “bones” from trimming.
Then came some chain pressing with my new best friend,
Mighty Steam Iron (- the steam for me!).
I don’t steam while in the assembly process of making my little Dresden plates.
Too much tendency for stretching and wonkiness!
(yes, that’s a word! Look it up!)
Then I turned all of the petals right-side-out.
Then I pressed them again…
Then I sewed pairs of them together.
And pressed again, etc, etc, etc…
Before I knew it I had 12 pretty little plates!
As I notice the beautiful colors in our yard I’m reminded
that I’ve totally missed summer…
even though I have 3 huge windows in my sewing room.
Too much quilting to do!
Someone at my workshop Thursday asked me how long it takes me to make a single Dresden plate.
Well, since I assembly line sew them together it’s hard to know, really.
I cut at 8 a.m. & now it’s 1 p.m. plus that bit of a detour…
If you want to know, you’ll have to do the math because I refuse to punch a time clock!
(Literally or figuratively.)
Instead, I’ll Just Keep Sewing…