Sunday, January 3, 2016

Quilted Hood for An Afternoon In the Wood

It took exactly one week to make the hood but I could not be more pleased with how it came out. Let's see. Quilting took four evenings of movies, including Toy Story 3 and The Karate Kid (choice of my children) and The  Young Victoria and Mary Poppins (my choice). Sewing time also included one extra movie, which I ought not to have watched due to uneasy wakefulness the night after viewing, about haunted places in Ohio.

(I don't believe in ghosts, per se, but do believe in spirits and I do believe paranormal activity is real and a result of energy or demonic activity. But I don't like to think about this too much before going to bed.)

I sewed the pieces together on the machine after quilting was done and added some ties. This afternoon Judah went with me to the woods, which is actually part of our backyard, and showed me some forts he made and we looked at what is left of the creek. Kitty Boy followed us, purring loudly. 

He is really getting abominably fat.

It was very muddy in the woods. It hasn't really been cold enough to freeze and we have had a lot of rain over the last week. A few days ago the creek was high and rushing. Now just some puddles remained and a skinny little stream. 

Judah showed me where a snake had lived over the summer. He seems to be gone now. 
My dress bodice looks horrible in this picture. It's now too loose and comes unhooked easily. Time for a new dress I suppose!

Using the sunbonnet pattern worked well. I did not modify the pieces except to omit the vandyked edge of the brim. I found the finished hood to work just as well with the brim folded back, or left unfolded. 

I was going to sell this but came to like it so well I think I shall keep it. I have some orange striped silk to make another and am interested to see how a fancier version of this comes out. 


1 comment:

Thank you for your lovely thoughts!