I don’t want to toot my own horn here….

But, as of 22:15, these bloody ties are blessedly done!! Champagne, anyone? Anyone?

I’ve been pinch hitting in our media office this past week while we’re cripplingly short staffed. No time like an economic crisis to remind your bosses of your many talents, eh? So, I’ve had very little time to sew.

Which means I don’t think I’m going to get my MTP dress done. We’re supposed to go by his parents after work tomorrow and again on Thursday. Literally, no time. But, I saved a bundle in this gift.

It took me a long time to finesse these in to the box. Sooo, that’s where they are being photographed from. The ties are beautiful and I’m very proud of them. My friend Andy tried a few one over the weekend and told me they looked and felt as good as an expensive department store tie.

The one thing that is decidedly not RTW is my closing. I had neither the time nor patience to do the invisible slipstitch. In the DPC tie book he suggests using a felling stitch as a closing alternative to beginners — something I learned about at West Coast PR Weekend from Susan Khalje.

I called Marji from Joann Fabric on Sunday when I couldn’t find silk thread (umm, yeah. I saw that in New York City. NOT Parkville, Maryland). She suggested rayon as it would have the same sheen as the silk. Gutterman’s rayon thread was 50 percent off too!

I don’t love my handwork, but it’s barely noticeable and the only people looking at the back will be the ones who don’t believe I made them for him. I would definitely do these again. Just not five at once.

Good grief. I have to wrap this don’t I? CVS better have something fitting ๐Ÿ™‚


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