Sunday, July 22, 2012
I survived the Titanic and became a seamstress....
You're thinking...what? has she lost her mind!?!
Well it is a little stretch of the imagination, but today my family and I went to the Titanic Exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum ... http://www.thehenryford.org/events/titanic.aspx
Upon entering, we were handed a boarding pass of a real person who was on the Titanic and you wouldn't know until the end of the tour whether you survived or not.
Well, I was Emily Goldsmith and I did survive and ended up settling in Detroit (I live in the suburbs of Detroit) and I would become a seamstress (which I guess you could call me that especially since I just finished making my youngest daughter her kitchen valance)
Here's a shot of the valance with a peek at the hemmed lining. It's a simple valance, but I designed it with a hemmed lining and it is going to gather onto her rod.....hopefully. The bad thing about this particular job was that she bought fabric that was outdoor fabric and it was like working with cardboard. So, I am hoping it fits, but I am telling her no more outdoor fabric or I am not doing it.
Anyways, I just thought it was so apropos with the coincidences of Emily Goldsmith and me.
If this exhibit comes to your area, I would highly suggest it. It was really good and to see some of the artifacts just made it seem so real and tangible.
Ok...back to my quilting, yeah!
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