February 10th, 2011
I’ve been quite distracted lately — so many projects in various stages of completion.
- My practice stays are finally ready for binding (more on that soon, plus discoveries about my ill-fated busk).
- I’m well past the half-way mark on my broderie anglaise petticoat frill.
- I’ve got the materials ready to start work on a pair of broderie anglaise undersleeves (like these, with thanks to Hal for sending the link).
- Two workshops on 19th-century Hand-Sewing are coming up: March 23 at the Merchant’s House Museum and April 9 at Trade School.
- The New York Nineteenth Century Society is starting up in real earnest now, with regular meetings, events, and a sewing circle.
- I hope to write a novel that is part Thomas Hardy, part D. H. Lawrence, and part Elizabeth Gaskell (long story, don’t ask).
- As soon as the practice stays are completed, I must begin fitting dresses.
- I need a new spring wardrobe for everyday modern(ish) wear.
- One of my very dearest friends is getting married, and I am in her wedding!
Sometimes I do feel rather as if I was being bombarded by a pack of anthropomorphized playing cards…