The greatest thing about craft blogging (I know I've said it many times before but I MUST say it again) is the lovely friends I've made.
One of those friends is Mary.
She's one of these people who can sew, knit, crochet, spin and dye her own yarn, spin straw into gold, etc, etc.
A while back, she made herself this gorgeous skirt .... no pattern ..... and with a small child sitting in her lap to boot!!
So I asked to try it on one night at Perle 8's.
It fit me perfectly so Mary said she would help me make one for myself and give me a lesson in using an overlocker (serger).
Next thing I knew (well ... a couple of weeks later) I was learning about cutting out pattern pieces and sewing them together to make this:
Of course, I couldn't resist adding a bit of embellishment:
I also asked Mary if I could commission her to make me a winter hat.
We spent a lovely shopping trip together last week to select some yarn.
And look what she gave me at this week's Perle 8's ...
PS Thanks to everyone who left such supportive comments on my last post.
You guys are the best!!!