Happy day after the 4th of July! Hope you had a wonderful day.
I didn’t want to share a picture of this until after it had been gifted. For the past few weeks I’ve been working on some Hardanger. This piece will be used as an insert on an apron to be worn with the tradtional Norwegian folk costume (which is called a Bunad).
My cousin is Norwegian and Swedish. She dances with a Norwegian dance group in California. She had a beautiful Norwegian Bunad which she assembled over the years collecting the appropriate fabrics and jewelry on trips she made to Norway. The Mad Tatter even tatted the lace for the collar and cuffs on the white blouse. All was lost when my cousin’s house burned to the ground last fall as a result of one of the California wildfires.
She asked my to provide her with a Hardanger refresher so that she would be able to stitch the apron insert herself. I decided to stitch it and surprise her. I gifted it to her yesterday during our visit.
We had a great time at the lake. Despite rain and thunder in the morning, it ended up turning into a really nice day. We went for a pontoon ride in the afternoon. The Mad Tatter enjoyed the ride!