I'm back to doll making. Actually, I am working on one doll, although five others remain. Oh my, it's slow going... Each flower takes time to finish: cut, seal edges, running stitch, gather, knot, push raw edges into center, seal center, bead, knot, and cut thread; begin again. Truly, I cut and seal ten "ribbons" at once, then sew. A lot more little flowers will be needed to cover that skirt form! I'm still on a blue and orange kick. I love it!
There is a store one block from my office called Needle Nook. They have a lucious inventory of threads, yarns, ribbons and floss in wool, silk and cotton, plus beads, books and notions, all necessities for my work, and the ladies are friendly. I have been looking for excuses to go in every day, like today when I spent $1.62 on two hanks of shiny floss to wrap a gift.