You've met this stylish fella a few times now.
You've even met a few of his relatives ...albeit in a blog-finished state (I can tell you that now that linings and hat-bands are slip-stitched into place!).
There's colourful cousin Charlotte with her mother-of-pearl buckle.
Flamboyant world-traveler, great-aunt Matilda...
Difficult cousin George (with his non-stick interfacing and recently reformed brim).
She makes an embarrasing appearance at every formal gathering of the clan - drinks too much, laughs too loudly and spills the family secrets any time there's a lull in the conversation. Gotta love her.
This flower was my sanity-sewing on Friday. I needed a focus amid the chaos and wasn't capable of concentrating on anything word-based while I was at work. I lost myself in machine embroidery, wiring and shaping petals.... at least for a few minutes at a time. I had my smallest assistant with me......