Almost a four-month blog break, and I am in need of a twelve-step blog recovery programme.
The main reason is that I had to undergo a surgery in April. All is well now, yet, three months later and about 12 pounds thinner, I am crying out for a whole new wardrobe. The only thing I managed to finish is my Chantilly lace skirt. Which puts me on the accelerated path of making a few garments to enjoy what's left of summer in style.
In the next couple of weeks I would like to make two dresses. One of those, a strapless guipure dress was started about five years ago in Susan Khalje's couture class, but never completed because I gained weight and could not get it on despite some most desperate and embarrassing physical efforts. Now it fits again, and I MUST finish it by Friday for a party.
The recovery period, however, was great for completing my bead embroidery odyssey and now I have all the stitches ready to put in a sample book.
|One of the first bead embroidery samples: variations of an outline stitch|
And, finally,.. (drumroll!) last week I was accepted as a volunteer in Nicosia's Leventis Museum to photograph, catalogue and research their 20th century costume collection. How amazing is that! I am not sure how many haute couture garments they have, or, if any at all, but having seen a few photographs already I believe I will get my hands on many interesting vintage specimens. The best part: the museum allowed me to share the photographs and some info on my blog.
I start my museum assignment tomorrow, and will post quick updates on my Facebook page and in-details posts here on the blog, so stay tuned for more.
Nice to be back )