Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Just Right


There's something so satisfying about a perfect line of topstitch. The sort of 'satisfied' that puts a gleeful grin on one's face and prompts perhaps a few too many moments of loving stare for any sane (non sewing) person to be comfortable with.  For me, each line represents an acomplishment over the many years I couldn't sew a neat line, nevermind a straight one, but always dreamed of doing so!  

This is my latest project from The House of Marmalade which is giving me much joy and causing me to hop about excitedly in my sewing room chattering to myself in a most congratulatory way.  More details when it's finished - which should hopefully be tomorrow!

9 comments:

Billie Jane said...

Oooh that looks interesting! I know what you mean by a nice straight line of stitching... at school we used to sew unthreaded needles through paper (treadle machine too!) with lines on it so that we could practice going in a straight line. Didn't actually help much when it came to doing it without lines to follow! lol!

Kathi D said...

I certainly admire that line of top-stitching! I know how hard it is to have it turn out like that!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Beautiful! I can't sew straight. :(

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

WHAT A PRETTY BLOG AND BANNER YOU HAVE!!!
I WISH I COULD SEW!
THAT WAS MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FOR THIS YEAR... BUT SO FAR I HAVEN`T HAD THE CHANCE TO PRATICE.
I WILL COME HERE, FOR YOUR WONDERFUL TIPS!
THANKS FOR SHARING THEM!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

jennyflower said...

That does look rather lovely- I can see why you are gazing at it adoringly!

peppermintpatcher said...

Nothing more lovely that a row of stitches exactly where you want them!

Tracy said...

Oh love the gray fabric and lace-eyelet cloth...Working on a skirt maybe? I know what you mean...I just love topstitching--the final flourish to a project...so satistfying--yes! Can't wait to see what you're up to, Julia... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You sound positively giddy :o) Can't wait to see more.

twiggypeasticks said...

ooo that's lovely lady. You MUST wear a big brooch saying I made this fab skirt!!
Twiggy x