Are you ever happy for someone else? Seem like you get exited for them? That is the feeling I have for Mel. Remember when we walked into Hoover’s and saw the new Bernina longarm? (May 30th post) She bought it!
So now she is reconfiguring her house to accommodate the new machine. She is busy having her husband (and friends) redo floors, move rooms, etc.
Lar and I go ballroom dancing and after seeing this at http://www.abeautifulmess.com:
I thought ‘Oh that won’t take long, looks like 3-4 hours to make. WRONG!! 24 hours later I had a new skirt.
Such frustration! The instructions forgot to put in the most important step and dummy me did not catch it. The layers of tulle should have been basted together so they did not move around when sewing on the elastic I just pinned in place. Every time I went to stretch the elastic the pins would come out and the tulle would shift. Now that I know this I will be making the next one differently. Red maybe???
This is how I do my blanket stitch: I put my open toed foot on, press the needle down button; move the needle position all the way over so that the needle will come down right off the fabric on the left.
The blanket stitch will come over unto the left fabric….
I can use the presser foot as my guide so that the straight stitch part of the blanket stitch stays right next to the fabric.
If you have any questions just ask.
For the next couple of days because my mouth will not say NO I will be painting my friend's bathroom. I thought I would be able to get the painting started Thursday so I could have it finished Monday (tomorrow) but she did not get anything done when I got there so I had to strip the wallpaper and prep first.
|Do you notice all the cutting in that needs done and this is only part of the work?|
It’s been a while since the BS’ers got together so we went out the other day. Food was OK, but I really wanted the Rueben, they were out. I will give them one more try.
My Pineapple Quilt which is….FINISHED!! Now I’m getting hungry for some cake….
|I used over 3,964 pieces of fabric for this top.|
|I sewed some in and meandered the rest.|
|This is the stencil I made.|
I came across a great site for blogging while surfing. Because I am still new to blogging I found some of their tips very helpful. Yvonne at http://quiltingjetgirl.com
What a great idea!
When I am getting ready to can I get my jar lids out and go through them to throw out the rusty ones. If you clean and dry them instead of throwing them in a box or bag (I do) hang them up. They do not get rusty.
Have a great week.D.G. L