Today I am saying goodbye to an old friend, a very comforting, always there for me OLD friend. They've become quite frayed around the edges, accumulated a few irreparable boo-boos and put in over 25 years of service.
I have never been quite so attached to a piece of clothing as I have been to this one. I think I paid $1.99 for it over 25 years ago at an outlet in Reading, PA. It is just a plain cotton knit jacket from LL Bean , but was perfect for throwing on first thing on a cool morning, layering over my jammies as I settled in to stitch in the evening or warming me when I was sick. In the beginning I actually wore it as a jacket, but as the years passed it became my "go-to" comfy, surround myself with love accouterment! But, sadly, it is time to let it go as it is literally "coming apart at the seams"!!! I had my hubby put it in the trash can this morning ( I just couldn't bring myself to do it). I'm sure my daughters will say "hallelujah" and won't have to roll their eyes every time they see me wear it. Good bye blue jacket--you have served me well!!
Now, on to a serious note. I have started stitching my Barbara Jackson class piece and have gotten the middle section of one of the bands completed. It's been tough with the silk floss but I've been lathering up my hands every night to soften them up and it's gotten better as the week went on. Here's my progress so far:
Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!