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The thoughs of a Victorian Romantic, including stitching, books and whatever strikes my fancy, including the ocassional foray onto a soapbox. Artwork by Jo at Little Ariel

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Location: Louisiana, United States

History geek. Browncoat/Whovian/Trekkie/Scaper Science fiction romance writer. Closet football fan.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The ball gown

Behold my bodice!!!!!! I'm so VERY proud of myself. I did it all by myself, it's period correct for around 1860, and I made bias tape for the first time. Took me 2 weekends to do it, and one weekend to do the mock-up. Good thing I did make a mock-up, otherwise it would have been way too big!

The skirt is almost finished. It's brown tafetta underneath, with the pink as an overskirt. My overskirt is way too long though, so I have to shorten it by at least 15 inches, probably more. Took over an hour to gather the pink and the tafetta! It's all sewn into the waistband now, and I have to tack the waistband down on the inside. Then finish the overskirt, and it'll be ready to mark the hem and put on the hook and bars that hold the bodice to the skirt. And the event is in 2 more weeks, so I'm going to make it!! Just barely, lol.


Monday, April 23, 2007

St. Pete

Well, I did it. I've just placed my order for my monstrous piece of fabric for St. Petersburg White Nights! Later this week I shall place my order with Cindy for the kit.

Haven't done much else. The wedding was this past Friday. Pics can be found at the Shifting Winds blog in my sidebar. Stitched one day last week and that was in the car on the way to New Orleans. Hoping to get back into my groove this week and finish up another page on St. Basil's. I am still bound and determined to get this one finished before I let myself start St. Pete.

Zoe's doing well. She had to go back to the vet last week after her fiasco with the tree and the Siamese. Something got into the hole and it had to be lanced and drained and she's back on medicine. I swear that stuff smells and looks EXACTLY like melted bubble gum! She should be able to get the staples out tomorrow. She was also in the house all by herself from Wednesday till yesterday. I'm VERY proud of her! Nothing was broken and she only knocked over one small box in front of my parents bedroom door. She's been very clingy today though, following me around, always having to know where I am. Can't say that I blame her one bit.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It has arrived

The wedding that is. Leaving tomorrow, back on Sunday. I'm a bridesmaid, so I'll have some pictures. Just not sure how many.


Friday, April 13, 2007

St. Basil's!

Whoohoo!!! I am officially 2/3rd's done!!! My needle has been smoking for the last 3 weeks. I'm down to 2 1/2 pages left on the chart and one of those pages is VERY small. Then all the backstitching of course. Love the way Terry lays his backstitching out though, so I expect it to go pretty quickly.

Stats, again, in case anyone doesn't know.

SW Jamaica Sparkle, Belfast, 2x2 with DMC and Kreinik BF. I really wish the picture captured all of the BF. The spire and the domes wink and twinkle and sparkle so prettily. It's just lovely! Definitely looks like snow. There's also a lot of BF in the snow at the bottom of the cathedral. This piece is truly one of my favorites and will always have a treasured place in my home.