Sunday, May 29, 2011
I spent a rainy day doing what I enjoy so, gathering all the supplies to pursue the next Liturgical Stole.
I must add, the green I have in the photo is not the *real green*...the camera went off on it's own and got creative.....hmmmmmmm.......there is no glow in the dark, or tall yard after a week of rain color! Much more dignified!
Currently on the cutting table, I have the main fabric; pinned into submission on a padded flannel base. It is a lush and slippery brocade, with enough weight to require a lot of containing. The whole pattern must be straight and true before cutting, the interfacing carefully matched and pressed in. I think it will benefit from one more layer of an interlining.
Green is the color for *Regular Time* and is worn the most, yet the choices in shades and patterns are for the most part, well, awful.
I had dreamed big in what I wanted to do with this piece and then began the fabric search.
It was not going good.
When I was at the point of giving up, I got an e-mail from the company I always buy from that said, "See our new brocades!"
(like they need to entice me????)
So I give it a shot, thinking there wouldn't be anything in an acceptable green.
And I was wrong.
My heart almost stopped.
There it was~~exactly what I had wanted, pattern, color, everything!
But it was not the shade my minister had requested.....yet I kept looking and looking and I knew in my heart, "Anne, this is IT!"
And I ordered.
Sometimes, when you are doing what you are meant to do, the world delivers exactly what you need.
Even if it is in a slightly different color. ;-)