I marvel at people’s creativity. As we have put together the premier issue of Classic Sewing, Kathy McMakin and I have had the opportunity to see gorgeous creations made. Tiny stitches and lovely fabrics fill our offices. Every time one of our designers sends in a new project, we stand in awe.
I have shared the story of Allison Banks with you before, but she has outdone herself this time. As a gift to our subscribers, she designed a beautiful set of monogram letters that will take your breath away. Isn’t this just beautiful? When we sent the artwork to Charlotte Gallaher, she took the artwork and digitized it so that it can be stitched on our embroidery sewing machines.
And we’ll have gorgeous creations by Evy Hawkins, who has made many grandmothers and mothers happy with her work. What little girl wouldn’t want one of her beautiful tiny purses to carry?
Sewing is loving fabric—I can’t seem to get enough. I laugh and say when I am gone, there are going to be some surprised people when they go through my stash. The other day I heard a perfect solution for those of us who tend to hoard—oh, I mean collect. Go through your collection of fabrics, stitching projects, and unfinished things and put a tag on everything, making sure to name a family member. The tags can say something like, “For Amelia,” etc. Then when the day comes, they will gather and gasp, “Oh, she was going to make this for me!”
What do you love to sew for loved ones?