Somewhere along the line I got sidetracked from regular blogging. Facebook is the likely culprit. It’s so mindless and easy to update. Visiting is a cinch because of the feed showing the latest status updates of your “friends”. Still my blog keeps calling me back again. Sometimes I don’t have the energy to compose a post even when clearly I “hear” the call.
Fear not…I don’t really HEAR a blog voice. 🙂 Today I’m making an earnest but somewhat feeble effort to update Apron Strings with some of the ties that bind me.
About a week ago making a skirt for myself was at the top of my list of things to do. While digging through my sewing room I ran across a piece of fabric I had a much-loved skirt made from several years ago. I loaned it to someone and never saw it again. There was enough yardage for a second skirt so I decided to recreate my much-loved missing skirt. Rather than cut fabric for length and width I tear it. I’m assured the fabric is on the straight of grain…I’m not a slave to fashion and love simple straight skirts with elastic waists. There are none more comfortable. Comfort is the drummer I march to. Tearing is the perfect (and quickest) way to get ready for stitching. First I made two tears for length…I like them long. Knees
especially aging ones are simply not attractive. Something distracted me which doesn’t take much and I set out on a rabbit trail. When I returned to make my second tear I picked up the fabric, found the spot, and let her rip…in the wrong place! I had ripped the length again. I decided to make the skirt with the basic plan I started with and add a not too ruffley ruffle at the bottom. I made it with a raw-edged hem with a row of stitching close to the bottom edge to prevent raveling. I added a narrow strip of the same fabric over the seam attaching the ruffle to the skirt bottom. Simple and sweet. I wore it to a dental appointment yesterday and a lady grabbed it and said “I want this”. She called it a hippy skirt…no surprise to me for I am a child of the 60’s. I’ve got another skirt ready to stitch…as soon as I find the oomph.
It’s been oppressively hot in southeast Mississippi.
In spite of the heat God has blessed us with some beautiful growing things. Here’s a few…
Daylily (Wedding Band)
I hope the effort I am putting into this post today isn’t thwarted by WordPress gremlins. For two days I’ve tried to tie it up and publish it…hitting the “Save Draft” option made all new work disappear. I just made it through the first save without that happening. Woot woot…Rather than push my luck I think I will bring this post to a finish and move on to another one later. Losing all the work makes me feel like I wasted all the time it took to get a post ready to send. That feeling stinks.
Until next time…
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. ~ Horace Mann