Saturday, January 2, 2021
This is two years of thread ends that were saved in a quart mason jar as I changed colors on my Babylock 10 needle embroidery machine. The new thread is tied to the old thread and pulled through before threading the needle. I have no special end result for this thread, I just was tired of finding it on my sewing room floor. But it is a pretty reminder of the work that the machine has completed.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
It sometimes seems that a quilt will never be finished. I started this quilt in 2010 when I attended a class from Bonnie Hunter at the local quilt guild. All of the fabrics were collected and stuffed away. This year I decided that several plastic cartons needed to be emptied and this was one of them. The quilt is from Adventures with Leaders & Enders and called Blue Ridge Beauty. There is only one block in the quilt. When I started to make the blocks again--four of the first six blocks were incorrectly sewn. So I had to check the picture in the book each time to make sure the colors were in the right position. This was my March Covid quilt--just stay home and sew. Finally finished the top in April. So glad to have it quilted and ready for gifting.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Several years ago when my granddaughter enrolled again in college I decided to make her a bookcase quilt for graduation. Later, on one of my Paducah adventures I found a pattern by Crimson Tate titled Personal Library Quilt. I purchased the kit with a great pattern. When I started it a few weeks ago, the fabric did not tickle my fancy and I started to dig out bits and pieces of my accumulation. Most of the "books" are made with left-over binding and small pieces of fat quarters that I have. I asked my GD for book titles and so she gave me two pages of possibilities. I added "titles" of places she has been and other important events with my embroidery machine. It is not yet finished because I want to ask her about other items and events she wants added to the quilt. I love looking at it and I think she will love it too.
P.S. My grand came over today to help me with the top row. She loves her quilt and helped me with some Russian titles to put on "her" row. She especially loved all of the different fabrics and then chose the border fabric. I should have it finished soon and then take it to the quilter on Tuesday.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
He is only a day old and already has his eyes open! What a super dog...
The design has been waiting for a couple of weeks as I finished a long project. The dog is made entirely in the embroidery hoop. The five hoopings include one for the arms, the legs, the ears, the bandana, and the main body. After the embroidery machine stitches the dog together, the dog is trimmed, turned right side out, stuffed, and the opening closed by hand stitching. Juju includes very detailed instructions with photos so each step is explained fully. My dog is made with fleece and cotton fabric. It is always fun to complete one of her designs.