Sunday, July 12, 2009

In Her Hand

I usually bring along a little Halfland prop sewing project if I'm going to be somewhere for a while. I feel so behind, I feel there's no minutes to waste. Last Sunday, as I sat for hours in a fancy hotel ballroom, next to hundreds of people all sitting quietly, I was likely the only one doing handicrafts during Conference meetings. I usually am the eccentric one, seemingly compulsively working... on you know what.

I've learned to bring quiet things to do so as not to disturb the people around me. This time it was the little embroidered stained cloth Rana will hold in her hand while stirring the kettle of soup. It was a fine Irish linen handkerchief, cut down, layered with foil to make it animatable, with little flowers and hem stitched using plain thread for scale.


  1. Wonderful!!! I am doing the same.. whenever I go, if possible, I have a little something in my hands doing things. Sometimes I feel like a grandmo :))

    Rana's handkerchief looks great. Can you post a test animation?

  2. Hi Yaz! It doesn't do much, just sits in her hand as she cooks. It's foiled so it won't flop.

    I know what you mean about the grandma feeling, like we are doing our "knitting"!

  3. Oh, i see. Looking forward to see the wonderful birds you would make.

  4. I also prepare a little kit of somekind when I go places. I don't always use it, but when you want the fingers busy, it's there. A hotel room can get a bit boring, especially if you have insomnia. Now,,lets talk about what you are wearing in this photo...looks wonderful,,,,like a fairy dress...
    Love the photo,,,you make me smile!!

  5. I ment I love the photo of you,,the icon,,,phunny girl!

  6. Thanks, Marcie! I love that you noticed that outfit! I think it's the prettiest thing I've ever worn! I put it together (photo/story here

    Thanks, my fashionista sister!

  7. Wow!!!C'mon!!! Is that REALLY possible at this size??? Wow:p

  8. Thanks! but oh, that's nothing, Lilly! You should see how detailed my friend Hila gets! My God, her handiwork is perfect~!

    You can see some of her incredible miniature stitches in this set


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