Someone once told me how busy the month of May was, in fact she likened it to the Christmas Season. I was a young mother of two small children then and I couldn’t understand what she was talking about. I know now!!!! May is a busy busy month, and I totally agree!
I have been sewing all sorts of wonderful things, gardening, filling orders and spinning, but not blogging and I will try to catch up.
The first series of projects I’ve been working on is new Alter linens and Banner for our Church.
I did not take a photo of the linens on the Alter, but I did snap a photo pf them before they left. I don’t have access to a fabulous sewing store chain…. I have to make do with what I have. The base fabric is a hand-me-down Damascus duvet cover, the trim is a rayon velvet strip of fabric 5″ and trimmed on either side with white gimp. I embroidered crosses in the center of the rayon. I also embroidered ‘ihs’ with a totally cool font named kingslsland. The banner will be new this week for Confirmation. New week starts Pentecost season and the white linens will be put away and the red will come out. The banner is all seasons. I strip piece the 4 sections to radiate from the center out. The fabric strips are random sizes and fabrics of white to off white with hints of gold. I appliqued the cross and decorative vines to green leaves then the blooming lily is 3-D. There will be a proper stand and holder….now the broom handle.