Wow, I am amazed that so many of you knew about those carpet blades. Where have I been that I didn't know about them until recently?!
I had other plans for a post today, but those will keep. This one is more exciting. Are any of you Downton Abbey fans? I sure am but I have not been discussing it here as I don't want to have any spoilers escape, etc.
You may also know that there is a line of fabrics, based on the show. I purchased the Dowager collection, consisting of purples, grays, and blacks, but have yet to make the intended item. Recently, though, I got a couple pieces of Edith's line in order to make a bag.
I actually made two--going with my theory that it is just as easy to make two items like that as it is to make one.
I used one in a gift exchange and it was "stolen" a few times, so I guess people liked it. Anyway, it was fun to make and embellish.
If you are Downton fans, perhaps you know who this is?
No? How about now?
She is Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Highclere Castle, aka Downton Abbey
I hate to name-drop, but she and I are having tea next month! (Okay, there will be way more people attending than just the two of us, AND I suppose I must confess that I paid for a ticket, but still..)
I am usually more informed of the latest fabric lines than I am fashion lines, however, I believe I am going to have to change all of that. I think this occasion calls for a new dress!
I will take along my camera and be sure to give you all the details! Now I must get busy. I leave on the retreat tomorrow (hopefully--we got some snow and there is a bit of concern about getting there--cross your fingers!)
Have a great day!