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Friday, December 12, 2008

Project: PARKA


Days before I left Barrow my Mom & I decided to take on a sewing project together. In my lifetime we have sewn together several times. Each time I learn something new and I am reminded how much I value her. It's so nice to collaborate on creative projects. She is definitely the stronger seamstress that keeps me on task. :-)

So... what's our project? It's a commissioned parka for my best friend Laurie. For now me and Mom are about half way through and we will be getting the tough stuff done by tomorrow. I'll have all the hand sewing to do on the weekend. Hand stitching is not my favorite thing to do but the results are well worth it. Hopefully I'll have more pics to post after the weekend.



For now, here's a peek at the ribbon trim that will adorn the ruffle skirt. It might not look like much now but it's gonna really make her parka pop. It's so gorgeous. These photos don't do it justice. Again I hope to share the final outcome later next week.

Just to recap, I am still in the midst of our big move and I haven't had any access to my stamping stuffs. It's a drag not stamping and I've found myself going through withdrawals. What's made it worse is that I haven't had much time to blurf (blog surf) either. I miss you all!!!

9 comments:

Elena said...

I wish you only the best with your move!
I love to sew! Can't wait to see your project! Trim looks gorgeous!

Barb said...

I can't wait to see it when it's finished... you are such a tease :)

Doris said...

We miss you too! Hope you have a smooth move.

Anonymous said...

Miss you too. Sounds like we have the same passions. Anxious to see the parka when it is finished. How long will it be until you are settled? Sandy, MD

Anonymous said...

Miss you too. Sounds like we have the same passions. Anxious to see the parka when it is finished. How long will it be until you are settled? Sandy, MD

Mary Duffek said...

Welcome Back!!! Missed you too! I can't wait to see the Parka! I so miss my Parka....and Laurie will love, love, love it....look at the beautiful colors!
Blessings!

Diane said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. How intriguing. I'm sure it will be beautiful. Everything you lay your talented hands to is always gorgeous!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Wow, what a wonderful project to share with your mom! Please share the finished parka when you can!

Shirley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and so beautiful. I love beading of any kind and yours is really elegant! She is going to love the parka. I hope I get to see it all!