Sunday, April 5, 2015
I finally finished my butterfly thread painting project!
The design was all mine and the butterflies were free motioned embroidered.
Now I'm working on a new project that I will share in my next post.
People that don't sew don't understand why I sew.
It's cheap therapy and it makes me happy to do something special for someone else.
My sister has the sign above hanging in her sewing room.
Have you ever wound a bobbin and it looked like this?
My suggestion is to rewind your bobbin.
A bobbin that is not wound properly will give you very poor stitch quality and a lot of frustration.
If you still are having stitch issues, try a different bobbin.
A metal bobbin can be slightly bent causing many issues.
I throw bent bobbins away so I don't accidentally use them again.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
A friend of mine and I spent a wonderful afternoon together sandwiching her quilt and mine together.
This quilt is the leftover blocks from my original Handkerchief Grandmother's Fan quilt.
I fell in love with this colorful fabric that came into the store that I work at.
Now I have to think about how to quilt it :)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Here is a "sneak peek" of a butterfly wall hanging that I have been on my design wall for a long time.
There are wonderful memories of time spent at a butterfly museum in St. Louis, Missouri with family.
I free motion thread painted these off a picture that I took with my point and shoot Canon camera.
I will post a picture of the completed wall hanging when I am finished.
Spring is in the air and it's time to think about spring cleaning.
One of those items that needs to be cleaned is your sewing machine.
All brands of sewing machines have a stitch plate; please remove the plate and brush lint out to keep metal parts from wearing out.
Always check through your owner's manual for maintenance that you can do and every 1-3 years have a trained service tech do a general overhaul.
Your machine will thank you!
Monday, February 23, 2015
I am still quilting, sewing, farming, and alive!
Sometimes you just need a break to take care of important family matters.
Next month will be the anniversary of my dear Father-in-law's death.
We were so blessed to have him with us for such a long time.
He has been such an inspiration to me personally and I miss him.
He worked hard, served his country, and took great care of family.
My family has experienced some other losses of family members that we deeply miss, but time goes on and God is in control.
It's below zero outside, but the farm work isn't done.
Now the office work on taxes has been in progress and planning spring planting is top priority.
Winter is also a time to reflect on all the blessings and crazy things that have happened last year.
One example is our combine break one sunny afternoon after I dropped off Dean for an afternoon of combining. I wasn't home for 10 minutes and I received a call that the combine exploded!
What a mess, but we were only down for a short time.
Now the best is saved for last!
My friend, Connie, needed some help finishing her quilt and she asked me!
Her angels needed a little bit of quilting so I decided to add some feathers to their wings and I am so happy with the results!