Friday, 30 March 2012
I have spent the last few months pondering on whether I should buy another embroidery machine before I retire. At the present I have a Janome 300E, 2 Janome 11000's and a Janome horizon 7700. (I have a few others as well) I am thinking that I would like a multi needle machine and so I am considering the Brother PR 1000. Mind you also on the list are the Janome 12000, Husqvarna Designer Diamond and the Brother 6 needle which I can new for $10 000. Any ideas?
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
|My little (big)helper|
Friday, 23 March 2012
I always look forward to the weekends so that I can concentrate on doing some sewing for longer periods of time rather than grabbing 30 minutes here and there before and after school but this weekend I have not ventured out of my pj's. Seem to have picked up a respiratory infection of some kind and feel too weak to even pick up a piece of fabric.
Bunnycup Embroidery designs.
Bunnycup Embroidery designs.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
If you have never tried making your patchwork blocks by the ITH method then give them a go. Lyn at Kenny Kreations has a free block for download from her Mosaic Melodies set. Make sure you click on the link down further on the web page you go to and not the checkout prompts. Blocks that are traditionally paper pieced are great done as In The Hoop projects and do not take much more time than the traditional way. The block can actually be put together in a couple of ways and would be great as a table runner. In fact I may have a go at doing one this weekend.
I really like Kenny Kreations ITH blocks as Lyn's stitch and flip method with a tack down row is easy to do and gives great results all the time.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
|Blackwork Roses BOM Block 2|
Friday, 16 March 2012
LINK and vote for my quilt. Voting ends at 11.59 Sunday night. Thank you in advance to everyone.
Monday, 12 March 2012
|Blackwork Rose BOM in progress|
I have just sent out the first instalment of my new Block of the month for the Blackwork Roses quilt. If you wish to be a part of this new BOM please send me an EMAIL.
Saturday, 10 March 2012
|Pretty in Pink Quilt|
Little Elephant Applique set from Bunnycup designs. The quilt setting is made up of 2 1/2 inch or jelly roll strips. The finished quilt measures 52 1/2 inches by 52 1/2 inches.
You can find the tutorial HERE.
Also a reminder if you wish to join my latest free BOM (Blackwork Roses)you need to email me. The requirements list has been sent out to participants
Friday, 9 March 2012
|BFC Blackwork Roses Block 1|
I also need to stitch some personalised pillowcases that are special requests for brand new babies. The hardest part is trying to decide what designs to put on the pillowcases other than the name.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
|My Right Hand Man|
|Pretty in Pink Little Elephant Quilt|
Saturday, 3 March 2012
I hope I do not offend anyone with this post. I have only been machine embroidering for about 7 years and in those early years was not aware of the many websites selling and offering free their embroidery designs.However, I did hear about this one website that had offered some risque designs as a free download. However, I never actually managed to download them until now. One of those websites was the dutch digitizer KO Designs and they are infamous in the embroidery world for their Tarzan and Jane designs offered back then. I was very surprised to see them offered again for free on their website this month. Download them and stitch them out if you are game. They would make a great hen's night gift. One of the little surprises happens if you do not stitch out the last colour change in each of the designs.
Friday, 2 March 2012
|Photo Book Portfolio of my work|
I have about 20 pillowcases to make as gifts for my work colleagues and friends so will be busy stitching those out over the next few weeks and months. One of them was ordered by a proud grandmother only two hours after her first grandchild had arrived.