Prep for the trip!
Morris's duffel bag was the first thing packed as well it should be.. All his stuff plus extra towels as I'm sure they will be needed if he is running on the sandy beach. His favorite bed is already in the car.
Next was the necessities for the spider bag. My favorite travel magnifying light by Brightech and an extension cord... I highly recommend this jewel of a lamp ...only $29.99 at Amazon and one of the best buys ever. It rolls right up and fits in my sewing tote. Then my chatelaine and needle book.
At this point my plan is to use some of my special buttons for the centers of some of the flowers. I have some really cool buttons that I treasure... These are a good example. They are very small (3/8") turn-of-the century shoe buttons and they are dyed bone... I found them in a button shop in Portobello Market when we went to London in 2015. After I hauled these buttons halfway around the world, it would be a sin not to use them on something special. I did use some on the suffrage crazy quilt.
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
Pigtails and Quilts is having a "Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too" celebrating crazy quilting and I'm pleased to be participatin...
Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions... She even found ...
Addendum: Here are a couple websites with tutorials... http://historicalsewing.com/pleated-trim-jazz-your-victorian-neckline https...