Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Threads Magazine, #159, Putting On the Brag!


When we left to head to Boston and the Cape we stopped to pick up the mail at our little local post office in the village. Waiting in the box was the latest issue of Threads. Inside the section "Reader's Closet" was my red sweater/jacket that I made from wool jersey I had felted. I was tickled. It is great to get this acknowledgement. Months ago Threads asked readers to post garments that were specifically inspired by an article in the magazine. I posted and they then contacted me to publish.  A cover article on felting and sewing wool jersey inspired me to seek out the proper fabric and give it a shot. I detailed the garment in this post here and also the finished garment here.

I am ready to start the New Year's sewing. I am not sure what garment to land on but that will come after a bit of decorating in the studio. DD#2 gave me a Martha Stewart craft hutch I had been drooling over for Christmas and the first order of business is putting it together. I think it will be great to put trims, ribbons, and interfacings up on. Its a big unit, 42 inches wides so I am not sure whether to hang it on the wall or set it on the cutting table against the wall. It is pretty heavy and I don't want to stress out my inexpensive Joanns cutting table. It will be a bigger to-do to hang it on the wall but I think I am leaning that way. My ribbons and trims could hang nicely and I think it will be pretty. I would have to move my Dior poster. I think it will all fall into place once we have it put together.


I've also been looking for an alternative to the white matelasse bedspread I can't find. I wanted to use this to make the slipcover for the office chair. Instead I might use white denim and some laces, MOP buttons, and such. Keep you posted..............Bunny

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  1. Bunny, congratulations on your jacket being published in Threads. It is beautiful. I recognized it when I opened my magazine.
    I love the ribbon cabinet. It will make a colorful addition to your sewing room once you load it up with your ribbons and trims. Have a healthy and happy New Year.
    Happy sewing,
    Gita

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  2. That jacket was far and away my favorite thing in the magazine. I did not know it was yours. Nice job.

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  3. Congratulations on the recognition. You are more than deserving. Your work is always inspiring.

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  4. Congrats! Mahogany Sewist is right next to you.

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  5. Bravo! It is a beautiful piece... and I love your new organizing hutch! Happy sewing in the new year!

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  6. Congrats on the accolades!

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  7. I noticed your jacket as soon as I opened the magazine, and also Cenneta's. Congratulations! Getting something published in Threads is a real accomplishment!

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  8. Congrats on having your beautiful work showcased! I don't have this issue but will try to track it down.

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  9. I, too, recognized your felted jacket when I saw it in Threads - congratulations!!!

    Karen in Houston

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  10. I haven't seen the latest issue of Threads here in England yet. It's a shame as I've been looking out for your project! Thank you for posting a scan of the page so I can still enjoy looking/drooling at your wonderful jacket!
    Genine

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  11. I thought that jacket looked familiar when I read the article, I just didn't read it thoroughly. Congratulations on getting it acknowledged! Besides making a lovely garment, it's nice to get recognition from a nationally known mag!

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  12. I loved that jacket! It's lovely to know that your skill and creativity has been acknowledged. The sewing room plans sound exciting, can't wait to see the "after pictures."

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  13. Congratulations on getting into the magazine! How wonderful!

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  14. How exciting to have your work recognized in such a great magazine. Of course, that jacket is exquisite and deserves to be there.

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  15. Comgratulations. Well deserved.

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  16. Awesome! Beautifully done and glad that all could see your wonderful work.

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  17. Congratulations I am waiting for my issue to arrive (we usually get it quite a bit later here) and your jacket is beautiful - love it.

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  18. Congratulations! that is so exciting. Looking forward to when my Threads arrives :)

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  19. Congratulations for the Treads article. The jacket is fantastic.

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  20. Woo Hoo!!!! Great job Bunny!!! Very deserving. I hope your holidays were wonderful. Happy New Year.

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  21. Wow, Bunny! That is such an accomplishment, congratulations! I was just thinking of that jacket the other day, and how much I'd like to make one similar to it...

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  22. Congrats on the jacket being in Threads. It's gorgeous.

    Try fabric.com for the matelasse. JCPenney's also has/had some matelasse spreads.

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  23. Congrats! You certainly deserve published credit.

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  24. Congratulations! I missed the jacket on your blog but certainly admired it when I saw it in Threads. It truly is gorgeous.

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  25. Congratulations! I missed the jacket on your blog but certainly admired it when I saw it in Threads. It truly is gorgeous.

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  26. Congratulations on the article...this is really fun and you REALLY deserve it!

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  27. Know wonder it looked familiar! I glanced through the magazine and hadn't read it yet! Congratulations...Nancy from Long Island where winter came today!

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  28. I thought that jacket was yours! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition.

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  29. Congratulations on a great article
    Marciae - stitchers guild

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  30. Wonderful news! I saw it and was thrilled for you.

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  31. I am so excited about the article. Now I know another famous sewing sister.

    I do have a question about the cabinet. Are those dowels for ribbon on the top part of the cabinet?
    I can't remember if you said how deep the cabinet is.
    Nonie

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  32. Congrats! That is a fabulous jacket!

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  33. Nonie, the cabinet is 42 wide, 36 high and 8 inches deep. The dowels on top are really meant for wrapping paper. Martha calls this a wrapping station. But I can see my tracing papers and trims on those poles and jars of goodies on the little cubbies. The bottom pole is narrower and she shows the ribbon on that one. This thing weighs a ton, which worries me.

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  34. Wow! So nifty that you are in the magazine. And the sweater is absolutely gorgeous!

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  35. How exciting!!!! I have been away from blogland for a few weeks so I had not seen this! How wonderful Bunny!!!!! I am thrilled for you!!! The jacket is wonderful and brilliant and so are you!

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  36. Goodness - I don't know how I missed this post!!! Congratulations!!!!! You deserve the recognition - your creations are such an inspiration. Everything that you do is so professional and I love that you share your techniques as well as challenges with us. :)

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