Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy


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.

Before
 
After
(The room is finished but she asked me not to post it. It is a beautiful sewing room!)

Lar and I go ballroom dancing and after seeing this at http://www.abeautifulmess.com:
Hopeful Honey's photo.
 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???
 
I have finished my mini flag wall hanging. After putting the yo-yos on the background I noticed the light ones were on the same background color. I stitched a darker piece of fabric down for the flag to be on.
 
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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.

 
Remember this?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

7 comments:

Marly said...

Congratulations on finishing your pineapple quilt; you must have a lot of patience to use so many pieces! Thanks for the tip on sewing tulle. I'd probably have made the same mistake because I tend to follow pattern instructions mindlessly! Good luck with your friend's bathroom.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Gosh Lindi - you have some great information in this post! I do my blanket stitch the same way when I do it by machine but I admit I still love doing it by hand. Your flag piece - oh I love that! I have a friend who loves yo yo's so I must pass this picture on to her. :) blessings, marlene

Wen Sylvestre said...

Your finished quilt is beautiful Lindi! So many hours of hard work are in it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, xx

Sharon - IN said...

You sure do have a lot going on! Cute yo-yo flag! And that tulle skirt, glad you figured out the trick. Your quilts are beautiful.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
Fiquei feliz por seguir-me!!!
Obrigada,volte sempre e pegue o meu selinho de agradecimento!

Beijos Marie.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Palavras gentis podem ser curtas e fáceis de falar, mas seus ecos são
verdadeiramente infinitos.
(Madre Tereza de Calcutá)
Amo seus trabalhos cheios de criatividade, parabéns!
Um abençoado inicio de mês!!!!
Beijos Marie.

Kathy said...

LOVE the quilt. Now I too want cake.....