Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tote party #2
Oh geez, I can't believe that it's already past 2:30 and this is as far as I have gotten! I just finished the outside panel for my first tote. Because the background is so open, I chose to do a more dense diamond hatch to give it some visual interest. Unfortunately, that meant tons of lines to stitch one way and the other. On top of that, half way through, the lines started to bend so I had to rip out each one half way back and redo them. Arrgh! OK, on to my next panel!