And it was a successful day. Some sewing, some embroidery, some cutting, some quilting. Now, if I could just figure out the camera! Recently, I got a Kodak pocket sized camera - not too expensive.
There's a project in the Creative Machine Embroidery issue that has a free embroidery file to download to make small stuffed "signs". One says "Give Thanks" and the other says "Peace". The article showed the first one in green so I used one of the pieces from a bundle like this one.
This stuff is real wool and wonderful to work with. The one I used was labeled "leaf" green. It stitched up very nicely. The piece looks small here, it's about 4" by 6" and has a little batting stuffed into it.
Then I remembered I had some black felt- some non-woven felt. Wonder how this would stitch out using that black felt? I sure enjoy watching the embroidery machine stitch out designs. It's amazing to watch it hit the very same hole when it retraces its steps!
While these were being embroidered, I cut out half a quilt. Have you seen Gerri Robinson's quilt called
Lumiere Waltz ? It's in the Chrstmas issue called America Quilts for Christmas. I wanted to use my GO! cutter and scraps on the quilt so I'll be piecing mine a little differently. I'm starting with 5" squares and I got all the red and all the cream cut while the embroidery was happening.
Press the scraps. Cut with the GO! start sewing! This was the selection of reds. Here are the piles
when I got through: the 5: squares, the trash, and the left over pieces that can still be cut
into more pieces:
Perhaps I'll get to start sewing on this tomorrow? Just what I need, another project started.
But hey! I did get 3 little things completely finished today!