Yesterday the owner of the 1970’s maxi coat came and was very overwhelmed with the final result with new lining and top stitching, hemming etc. It makes a seamstress so darn happy to see a customer’s eyes light up and see her touch the garment and gush…really gush. Then she gave me a bag of thick wool scraps from her daughter who had made a Capote coat. These wilderness coats were worn by Native tribes in the US and Canada and frontiersmen long ago and even today classes are taught so the art of turning a Hudson Bay blanket or Pendleton blanket into a coat with few cuts and hand stitching.
Since the beginning of this year I bought a felting machine from a woman who had won one in a raffle. I also visited a nearby Alpaca ranch and bought beautiful fluffy roving to try out on my machine…but then the wedding season hit and hit hard.
It was a lovely surprise to get a “gift” for future use. She also left a special t-shirt that I am going to turn into a purse for her other daughter who is a dancer in New York while the coat is mailed off to her daughter who lives in London.
Wishing you a cozy weekend filled with winning teams and laughter.