Thursday, January 5, 2017

How it went

The placket cloth is growing ...


and stitch is being added randomly as the spirit moves me ...


We also did some more picture hanging (Don made the small bead board backings) ...


And the view over my ironing board has improved immensely ...


although we really do need to replace those switch plates (which were all labeled by a previous owner).

Company coming is such a great project motivator!

Addendum for Grace:


16 comments:

Hunter said...

Just beautiful. Everything!

Hunter

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Hunter ... I've been enjoying my travels to Hawaii, too

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

replace switch plates...i smile.

they make ones that are mirrors

Liz Ackert said...

Grace - More mirrors I don't need or want ... I put a picture in the post of the switch plates in the main part of the house. These I love.

Mo Crow said...

beautiful painting of the sign post at the beach!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... its a treasured gift personalized with mileage from our Texas home.

handstories said...

Your placket idea is great! Is it hard stitching through the thicker layers?

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Hazel ... and the answer is yes, but no. Even though the plackets are thick and some include interfacing, I'm stitching them together along the edges as in Jude's paperless piecing. And where it's hard the get a needle through to embellish, I just stay on the top layer (although I do stitch through multiple layers when I can do so easily).

Judy Martin said...

I like the placket stitch project - the horizontal - ness of it appeals, and also the stories behind. button holes, linen hems etc.
It's a perfect project for your natural story telling tendancies.
x
happy new year!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Judy ... I'm not sure what the holes will reveal, but I'm open to anything (sorry, couldn't resist ... ha!)

yvette said...

no words just love

dagdag

Vicky aka Stichr said...

Really like the frames Don.

The placket creation is making me wonder....but that is as far as it can go, not enough shirts around here...whew. I admit, it maybe the colors, and the row of buttons....

That switch plate!!?? That got me thinking too...tin cans opened up, flattened. The copper-colored-inside-of-the-can.... Not sure how to go about making the holes for the switches...

Susan McQuade said...

Liz...it dawned on me that I called the strips "placards" rather than "plackets!" Sorry :(

Hope you are having a blessed week!

Liz Ackert said...

Sue - Oh ha! I just assumed it was autocorrect, which never understands what I'm writing!

Liz Ackert said...

Vicky -

Thanks from me and from Don. As for making switch plates, there are some things I'm happier buying than making, but if I've inspired you to try metalworking, I'm delighted!

Liz Ackert said...

Yvette - Love back across the sea