In one of my distracted moments today...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Friday, March 17, 2017
I am back after a few days away with Little E and M.
I snapped a quick picture of this finished raincoat for GB#1 before we left,
(I love the hood and gathered back)
but with our unexpected late departure
and 1:00 a.m. arrival at our destination
a late post was inevitable.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I was hoping to post a picture of the completed ladybug sewing project
but it will be after midnight when it is done
so instead I will post this picture and give you a sewing tip.
When sewing with laminated fabric,
it is advised to sew with a teflon foot to prevent sticking.
I don't own a teflon foot.
Somewhere (sorry, I don't remember where) I read that a piece of regular scotch tape
on the bottom of a regular foot will do the same thing.
I tried it on this project and have had no problems with my fabric sticking.
I highly recommend.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I know it is hard to tell but this young lady is made of glass
and is nearly life-sized.
I found her in January at a Goodwill store during my trip to Florida.
As she is glass, I did not want to bring her home in my luggage for fear of breakage.
As she is heavy, I did not want to bring her home in my carry-on bag.
As it turns out, my Florida host drove down so I packed her in bubble wrap
and put her in my sewing machine luggage to be brought home by car.
I was just reunited with her last week and plan to find her a home in my studio.
I believe she will make a great model for the hats I knit.
Besides, she is blue and I love blue.
(I believe we named this head, but I can't remember what it is.)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Here is a quilt made by Little E.
She has partially quilted it on her domestic sewing machine.
Now that she has moved she is not able to finish it herself.
Neither of us wanted to see it go into storage for years
so I offered to finish quilting it on my (APQS Lucey) longarm machine.
I got it out today and feel inspired to get it done.
If any of you do longarm quilting and have any tips for me, please comment.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
This morning I watched a few quilting videos
and quickly picked up a pen and followed along with this one.
I am excited to practice on paper a bit more and then try it out on fabric.
Quilting videos by Jessie Zeigler at Threaded Quilting Studio.