Monday, May 20, 2013
First this lovely silk scarf. Don't you just love the Elephants? He really wanted to bring back something that was genuinely Thai, but was staying in a very tourist-oriented area, and he felt his choices along those lines were fairly limited.
Then, he really surprised me with a gift for my upcoming birthday.... 4 m. of silk yardage! Two of a deep blue and two of a coordinating blue with a gorgeous woven floral.
If I already didn't have a dress to wear to his upcoming wedding I'd try to make one out of this fabric. I haven't done dressmaking in a long time! Not since the kids were in high school and I made prom dresses for DD. I'm quite out of practice.
Although this weekend DD had some sewing projects for me to do while she was in town. I made a pair of pants that had shrunk in the wash into Capri's and measured her bridesmaid dress for hemming. They wanted $45 and 4 weeks to hem a tea length dress at the store and I can do it just as easily for free.
We also made up a dozen more mug rugs and 3 aprons for the museum gift shop. The sewing machine was humming!