Gathering Threads



    Flower Power WIP

    Posted by on Feb 06 2011

    This is one of the projects that sort of got started by accident. It started because I wanted to make one of these for each of the boys: Adorable, eh? The tutorial is here on the At Second Street blog. She’s got some cute stuff and I don’t get to make a lot of ‘cute’ […]

    What’s that in the sky? UFOs!!

    Posted by on Jan 23 2011

    I started this post last week with the grand intention of naming and shaming all my 2010 UFOs that have been lurking and that I have been working on, off and on, in a very desultory fashion. Like this this angel sleeve bishop, which I am smocking as the final assignment for my Advanced Stitches […]

    ‘Midnight Stars’ winter dress

    Posted by on Dec 05 2010

    I’m generally opposed to holiday clothing for a couple reasons – not because I don’t like holidays but because I get so little time to sew and it seems a little problematic to make something that can only be worn for a short period of time. But having already broken my usual prescription with this […]

    Christmas Bishop Complete

    Posted by on Nov 22 2010

    A quick and cheerful bishop for the holiday season. The pattern is “Marguerite” from Country Bumpkin’s “Beautiful Bishops” book. I’m on the fence about this particular pattern. While I love the idea of a bishop/yoke hybrid (just think of the embroidery and heirloom possibilities that lovely rounded expanse of fabric offers around the face!), there’s […]

    SB Victorian Santa Step-by-Step

    Posted by on Nov 10 2010

    I’ve got a lovely velvet pillow in the current issue of Sew Beautiful . It features a very different method of picture smocking. Essentially, I threw out the rule book, which usually advocates using multiple needles for complex picture smocking, and smocked it like you would a cross stitch picture, block of colour by block of […]