Monday, June 29, 2009

Back to the Grind!

It seems like, no matter what I do, there is a story behind it, and this is one you're going to have to do without. However, I am in the throes of making another liturgical stole and making it as fast as I can.
DH worked all day yesterday, so after church I had a fair amount of time on my hands to cut, layout, tinker, pin and repin and generally in way too short a time, get an idea for this new stole. Thankfully, there was enough fabric left from the last that I made to produce this one. (I always buy extra due to my *cut first, measure later* moments. And I seem to be having more of those.....)
The good part is it is coming along fine. The bad part is I would have liked to have had some of the rayon embroidered crosses I always use, and while I have some on order, they won't be here in time for when this needs to be done.
Well, life is full of compromises, eh? You can still make something fine, even if every tidbit is NOT how you would have liked it.

All of what you see here is now sewn on; I am moving along with the construction on the lining and the extra braid being stitched into small squares to put on point with the two tiny rayon crosses I had leftover from the last stole. And I know I had a few more here somewhere, but it has been so long since I was able to sew that I am clueless to where anything is. I couldn't even find the foot pedal for the serger.......yeah, it's messy out here. ;-)
So stay tuned; let's see how fast Anne can crank this one out and not keel over in a heap or have a meltdown!!!!
I declare Monday the official "No Meltdown Day"!!!!
Now get creative!


Linda Moran said...

I was in a church in Old Town San Diego and was entranced with the altar cloths. If your ears were ringing a week ago, it's because I was telling DH about the stoles you make and how much you would have loved this one - very "flamey" but in the greens of the season. I loved it. Good luck with this new one - flowers go in the mail today.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Boy, wish I could have seen their altar cloth. I love seeing the different types, the differences between ethnic influences even within the same denomination, traditional, modern, etc.
Honey, my ears are ALWAYS ringing!!!! LOL!!!! (and not always in a good way either.....)
I'll watch for the package. Thanks!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

this is so elegant ... I wish some church would have me make altar cloths or stoles!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...


Check back here'll be surprised!
And I bet if you advertised for the work, you could get it. I always ask what their budget is, and come in under it. The premade stuff is either:

A) Awful, ugly and expensive



If you really wanted to do this, you could do it.

Leslie said...

Oooooh, looking forward to the finished stole, gonna be loverly..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Simpler, but still NICE!
I decided to order the embroidered crosses, just to have on hand for occasions like this when I can't wait for them to arrive in a week. They come from an Eastern Orthodox Supply in CA, so eventhough they have great shipping, it's still time involved.
Await your critique on the finished piece!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I hate your email.

If I had a gun, I'd shoot your email.

Two emails just bounced back.

I repeat:

I hate your email.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Tristan, I tried resetting some things, have sent you my other two e-mail addys. If it is still a problem, then I am clueless to what is going on either HERE, or at the main office of this new server company.
I wish you could shoot it too.
I have a rifle..... :) .....but I'd hate to blow up my new computer.
You might have to check your e-mail for a worm; sometimes they cause problems similar to what you're describing.

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