Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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On Tuesday I was able to take the Modern Trousseau class at Purl Patchwork with Heather Ross. Woohoo, right?! It was a fun two hour introduction to the lazy daisy chain stitch and some french knots. I came with no embroidery experience and left with a partially finished "L" monogram. Today I was able to do a dainty little napkin with our "B." Eric declared it too flowery for his taste but I have already determined that I will complete a set for us. I'm thinking of using a different font for each napkin.
I've really started to love having more than one kind of project to work on. I have quilts, burp cloths, dresses and now, monogramed napkins & kitchen towels to work on. Raise your hand if you want one for Christmas. I'm addicted!
Friday, June 12, 2009
I'm thinking that the next verision should have a little tie, or use some hooks on the inside for key straps... something snazzy like that.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I am officially almost official. I am starting my own business. Just waiting for state approval of my "articles of organization" and then I get the FEIN number... the tax traders license... and then I shall be buying wholesale and making the most out of my time and self. All this before baby number two in October. I have serious work to do! And I think by November I'll realize how crazy I was this month.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
These are the bags I made.. I really like the fabric and zipper colors. The pattern was from the weekend sewing book (of course!) and by the time I got to the second one I had decided the inside pockets needed restructuring and that the bag was too big not to have a handle somewhere. I was mildly certain that the first bag (on the left) needed more structure, but after I added the interfacing to the second bag I started liking the floppy nature of piggy brown.
I could tell you about the second time I wound a bobbin on my brand new machine only to find that the thread was coiling under the bobbin and not on the dang thing and it took me an hour to untangle the mess... or I could tell you about the time the bobbin got jacked up with elastic thread and the sewing needle thread causing it to pull and self-eject at an angle, eventually causing me to snap the needle... but no, I'm going to tell you about tonight, the time the bobbin looked like it was loading up thread properly but it really wasn't. Then I had to pull and cut and tug all of that fabulous thread away (running precariously low on my beloved Gutermann off white color!). Once properly loaded and sewing happily I notice a little spare loop in my top sewing line. "Oh, its nothing" I say. Yeah, right. I keep sewing. sewing on down the 80-something inch line. Go back up the other side... something tells me to look at the other side... come on, just a peek. I look and it's not good what the bobbin and threader have been doing. Oh it is not good at all.