I am NOT giving in to Alfred Dunner! Why doesn’t anyone else design for women over 50? I’d like to have a style, but those tiered bohemian skirts I love make me look like a little handbell.
The book, “Wishcraft,” says to look at your house and in your closet to discover your personal style. I did, and apparantly my style is handmade, homemade and frumpy. Look at that vest I’m wearing in my profile picture! I’d go as far as to describe it as kitschy.
Why can’t I look cool and artsy? Here’s something I put on last week in a weak attempt to wear what I want just because I like it. I paired what I think is a slightly funky tee shirt with out-of-style, but beloved, 1928 earrings. Both had dusty purple and bling (but not Quacker Factory bling). I added dark jeans (old mama jeans, but still…) and my cute little Skechers shoes (instead of my orthopedic looking cross-trainers.) I carried a not too grandmotherly purple handbag and wore purple readers when I needed to look at something. It was a small step.
Oh well, “when I am an old lady, I shall wear purple,” (but NOT with a red hat!)
but I like it, like it, yes I do!
(Cue Billy Joel) There are lots of blog backgrounds out there now, but I still like this vintage brown one. It just suits me.
Image courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com
The Embroiderer’s Guild of America has a chapter in Charlotte. They meet the fourth Wednesday in each month. That should’ve been tonight. I checked the time and location and considered going, but my daughter, Adrianne, called and said PJ wanted Nana. I feel a little ill at ease just showing up at a meeting where I know no one, anyway. I think I’ll email the president and ask her for more information.
I wonder if a needlework group would go off at home in Wilkesboro. I’ve been thinking about that, too. I may post an inquiry on facebook and see what happens.
I attended the Forsyth Piecemakers and Quilters Guild Show last Saturday. Here are a few of my favorite quilts. I’ll add more and commentary a little later. This Carolina Lily was my personal favorite. It won “Best Hand Quilting.”
This purple starburst quilt won “Best of Show.”
Several of the quilts I liked were appliqued:
I love chickens!
I must be sure and bookmark it!
I still can’t believe I passed on the Charlotte show last weekend, so I’m headed to Clemmons, NC, tomorrow to make up for it! 140 quilts and 20 vendors, that ought to do it!
This just in from BOMC2:
It’s a keeper. I learned something by just leafing through it: Stumpwork (raised, 3D embroidery,) was traditionally used to embellish the costumes of Spanish bullfighters!
Here’s my old go to, however: