Ironing Board Cover, 2012

Working for weeks on making a Victorian corset.

Meanwhile, there was a beginning sewing class in the studio. Time to recover the ironing board before students arrived! Pieced together odds and ends to make the cover. A drawstring (cord) was encased in a channel on the underside and heave-ho, tied! 

More in the drawstring-themed project category: an embroidered muslin bag.

Embroidery Detail, 2012
Small Muslin Bag, 2012
(on new ironing board cover)

Project: Age 13

Visiting parents in hometown of Pittsburgh. Came across embroidered jeans (made at age 13).

Had to sew. Worked on the dining room table, with space to spread out and a large windowed scene of winter-- snow and sky, sun brightened bare branched trees. Such a luxury for a big city girl, the space and the view!