Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Enjoying myself

We're back from our Christmas road trip to St Louis, about which there will be more in future posts. But in the spirit of Enjoy 2017, I decided to play with a new idea before finishing up Remember 2016 ...

It's a cloth-in-progress made from linen shirt plackets and a repurposed linen table cloth hem. I had the idea as we drove the 750 miles from St Louis to San Marcos, and my fingers fairly itched to try it once we got home.

I'm hoping it will ultimately serve as a base for a new handbag/tote, but it has a long way to go. Meantime, we're getting ready for guests, so posts on progress will take a while to appear.

But fear not, fun will be had!  


Susan McQuade said...

Welcome home Liz!
Grateful for your safe travels. The placards are a wonderful idea.
Colors remind me fondly of the Southwest. Blessings to you and Don.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Sue ... it's good to be home (for the moment)

Mo Crow said...

those buttonholes make openings or closings, I wonder what you will do with them?

Liz Ackert said...

Well you might wonder ... right now I'm backing them with contrasting fabric, but I'm also going to add a lot of stitch to hold everything together and reduce the stripe-y feel