Thursday, June 8, 2017

Llama Vest

My new llama vest!!  I started with a white vest that I purchased online for less than $20.  Then ice-dyed it with dry fiber reactive dyes in chartreuse, peach, and glacier blue.  The chartreuse ended up being more of a mustard color but it is interesting.  The result was much brighter than I liked, so I threw it into the washer with some bleach and made it a little lighter. Then the embroidery started with Anita Goodesign's Llamas. I used a plethora of Isacord thread colors and many metallics I have collected through the years. I am extremely pleased with the result and am anxiously waiting for a place to wear it.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Deanne's Sewing Machine

Nine friends and I just returned from a trip to Paducah for the Quilt Show.  We had three ladies in the group who had never been to the show and that is always fun. We saw Eleanor Burns at her hour show that previewed her new quilts.  Then we saw her again at a small gathering on Friday evening where she answered questions and talked about her life adventures.  We shopped in old town Paducah, visited Kirchoff's Deli three times, checked out the Quilt Museum, stopped at the Rotary Building, spent money at Hancock's of Paducah, ate at Patty's, shopped the vendors in the convention center and dome, and saw the quilt display and winners.  I ate strawberries and ice cream from the Boy Scout.  I was going to share the bowl with a friend but it disappeared before I could share. LOL

Deanne stayed with me for a day of sewing before heading to Paducah and then stayed an extra day when we returned on Saturday.  It was snowing in Amarillo, so her son suggested she wait to come home.  Sunday was another sewing day as we made this zipper bag.  The pattern comes from Disorderly Threads on Etsy.

It has been a fun week with nine quilting friends.  We shared a ten-person cabin in the Kentucky Lakes area.  Looking forward to the next time.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An Old Friend

This table runner was given to a friend as an Easter hostess gift.  I just kept looking at it yesterday because it was just so pretty.  The designs are from a group called Hop To It but I can not find the disk or the directions. I was able to find it at a shop by googling the title.  I must have been in my purple mood when I made this.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Embroidered Bag


This handbag is the latest rage right now on one of my embroidery sites.  It is reversible and $10 from WalMart.  Sewing friends are purchasing it to then embroider their initials. There are also directions for lining the bag. The initials I used are from JuJu.  I used silver metallic thread because I have more to add to this project.  It will match with a black denim jacket that I decorated with Belagio crystals. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sewing Machine ITH Zipper Bag

Another project for those with an embroidery machine. This is a project that is entirely in the hoop, including the zipper. The bag is fully lined, has thin batting, and has no visible seams on the inside. I did change the center of the small oval in the original design to an "J" because this is my bag. I only had to stitch the lining closed with hand sewing. The zippered bag is approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and can be ordered from Disorderly Threads. She has many other designs but I only purchased the tennis shoe and the sewing machine. The directions for making the project are excellent step-by-step explanations with photos. I love this project.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Elvis HIghtop In-the-Hoop Zippered Bag

Elvis shows his face in this hightop tennis shoe.  This is a project that is almost entirely in the hoop, including the zipper. The bag is fully lined, has thin batting, and has no visible seams on the inside. I did change the star in the original design to an "S" for the person receiving this bag.The directions are excellent and I only had to stitch the lining closed with hand sewing. The zippered bag is approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and can be ordered from Disorderly Threads. She has many other designs but I only purchased the tennis shoe and the sewing machine. It was a fun project.