While we were on retreat in Baton Rouge, Glen began talking about wanting to make a boro jacket. She’d brought Susan Briscoe’s new book and “encouraged” everyone to look through it. Really, it’s fascinating and immediately my brain started whirring. Why not make my own? I could easily create my own pattern, after all. However, I’ve decided that the only way to do this is to get my own copy. It’s in my cart already!
In no time at all we were all buzzing about wanting to try some new technique from the book. Or maybe some stitching. Or maybe some of the mending techniques. You get it. We were bouncing off each other’s ideas and maybe a wall or two.
Before we left we’d made a plan: retreat again at the end of February (they invited themselves to my CQG retreat 🙂 and we’d all make boro jackets as one of our projects. If we’re going to look silly we’ll be in good company!
But you know I couldn’t just go home and forget about it, right? So I didn’t even fight it. I found some muslin and my trusty pink bag of embroidery thread and played for an evening or so. I love having a little handwork to do when I’m sitting in front of the tv. It’s so nice to focus on something during a shootout or fisticuffs. And these tidbits are what I managed this past week. I amazes me how quickly one little square will fill up with thread.
Have a wonderful New Year and may 2021 be better than 2020.