Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Speed Sewing (and no, it's not a video game!!!)

By the time you read this, I will have recovered from a non-stop, two day sewing marathon that was not---I repeat---NOT FUN. However, the new stole is done for the altar, it is in place, and hopefully all is well in the world.
Below are some of the details, considerably different from the previous photos I posted a while back, but similar........it's the same, but different! ;-)

I did not have the selection of braids I am accustomed to, so you wing it with what you can find locally. Around here, that is extremely limited. Turned out nicer than I thought; hand sewed the braid backgrounds for the crosses while watching "The Misfits". (classic movie, not classic punk band!) The miters are much easier managed by hand......

It looked a lot more impressive on the altar and finally I can see some of the linen embellishment on the altar cloth under the glass. The auto-focus on my camera will not take a picture through glass that is in focus.....most frustrating, to say the least.

And here, completely in place, with a lovely shot of the bottom of the altar cloth. I was not fond of the fringe I used on this but not having real metal bullion to work with, oh well........don't whine Anne. It's okay. It's okay. Really.....
And my reward? After delivery, I sat in complete and utter mental and physical exhaustion eating cold pizza and chugging down a Blackened Voodoo Lager. YUM!!!! (I guess I'm easy......to please, that is....) It is, of course, a New Orleans beer, which makes me even happier. Good memories with that earthy taste!
And what shall TODAY bring?
Hopefully a LOT of rest and a back that is not aching from time spent bent over the machine.
I certainly hope that SOMEONE (who shall remain unnamed) appreciates this.........ahem!!!
Now chill out, have fun, and go be creative---enjoy your day!

10 comments:

Leslie said...

It turned out loverly! Great job.

Nice to know that your miters cooperated with you..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well, after years of trying them on the sewing machine and being unsuccessful, I decided on small thing, it's just as easy to do them BY HAND. And to have two that turned out the same size.....miraculous!!!! ;)
Generally, they never do.

Linda Moran said...

Really beautiful, especially after the "true" story! Rest up today - I understand the aching back - about 10 hours yesterday machine quilting, hand sewing, yards of binding!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

ACK!!! That makes me hurt thinking about it!!!!
Yeah, today is an *off* day; trying to piddle with a few studio things and get some stuff sorted. Not big work, just little annoyances that have piled and piled and piled. I'm tempted to get a garbage bag......
Plus my hip hurts, and I don't know if that's from sewing or the cooler weather that moved in. Probably a bit of both.
I was havong trouble with Blogger this morning---it didn't want to put up my post. I know you had a pic drop out.....

Vicki M. said...

Beautiful!

Just to show exactly how ignorant I am...what is the stole for? Will it be worn or remain draped on the cross?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Not ignorant at all. When the Smith family had their loss, Steve took the one stole that he had taken off (as leaving pastor) and placed it on the altar as a focus for prayer during the evening vigil.
Since his duties were officially over, it had stayed there (until I made this new one) and I am assuming that when Jim takes over this coming Sunday, the stole will be placed on him. Symbolically, within several different denominations, a stole represents the "yoke of Christ" upon the shoulders of the clergy.
The more I make, even with all my background, the more I learn.
Of course, I love symbolism, so I suppose that is why I enjoy the liturgical work. (plus all those wonderful fabrics.....)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

sorry - I've sent five emails in response to your message, and each one bounces back from that mailer demon LOL.

so, I'll just make a very short, "yes, thank you!" post here without all the other stuff in my emails!

Jan said...

I can't believe how fast you whipped this out. You certainly deserved that brewski and a day of rest. Even God rested....

teri said...

amazing!!!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well, yesterday ended up with little rest and today I'm so tired I'm cross-eyed, so maybe TODAY is my day of rest!
Just hope the new minister likes it.......
No, I forgot, I have a ton of paperwork to finish up for the class I will be teaching in September so maybe TOMORROW will be my day of rest......

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