It's a miserable, rainy day outside and is predicted to stay that way until Monday. Maybe it's appropriate that I am going to a bridal shower today. My husband's goddaughter is getting married in April and her shower is today. The family has been in turmoil for weeks preparing for this event. Although I wanted to help, it has really taken a toll on the time I usually allot for quilting. I only managed to sew some blocks for my "Downy Quilts for Kids" kit. My job is to make the decorative shower umbrella. As tasks go, it doesn't seem like a big deal. We had a lace parasol left over from my days as a costumer designer for my children's school plays.
I started with 6 "bushes" of white flowers, yards of 3 different kinds of white lace, and 2 spools of white organdy ribbon. This is what was left.
After removing 64 sprigs of flowers from the bushes and cutting the lace to fit; I hand sewed them to the umbrella. The small plastic knob at the top of the umbrella was covered by a swirl of lace sewn to resemble a rosette. I added double strands of organdy ribbon to the edge of the 8 umbrella spokes and sewed single flowers to the ends of the strands. This doesn't sound like much, but it took days of sewing. I think the result was worth it.
That's my excuse for not using any of my stash this week.
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 15 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 24 yards
Net Used for 2010: - 9 yards
Please stop by Judy L's blog if you would like to see some successful stash busting.