Archive for the ‘machine embroidery’ Category

Happy Holidays!
December 19, 2012

Less than a week to Christmas, and I still have so much to do.

I didn’t get to much crafting this week either. I had two big fillings replaced, one will need a crown. So with the dentist appointments and the internet, I didn’t get much done. A few yo-yos got made, and one embroidery sample. Not much to show for a whole week. I am still struggling to use my time wisely, but it tends to get away from me. Maybe by admitting that I will take some serious action to improve the situation.

I want to do this to the collar on Rick’s shirt. The patterns I have do not give directions on how to install collar stays. I really like this way, which is on several of Rick’s shirts. I will have to re-pattern the collar facing, but I think it is easily doable. The shirt has a binding down the inside button edge. I might do that too, though on a black shirt there may be no reason. It could be for decoration instead of utility.

Collar-Stay

I did a practice embroidery using the endless embroidery feature on my machine. It requires re-hooping the fabric and matching these little basted arrows with the needle. It was surprisingly easy. This design is one that came included on Belle. I wanted to use something that was intricate but didn’t use a lot of thread. I like how this pattern looks all lined up. Now I need to find something to put it on.

Endless-Embroidery-Sample copy

Merry Christmas Hugs to Everyone!

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Happy Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2012

I know it has been a long time since I have had anything to blog about. Finally I finished a project in time for the appropriate holiday. These little boxes are from a free pattern at Stitch Delight . Scroll down the page a bit and the link is on the right hand side.

To be truthful, I did alter the pattern a bit to get everything to stitch out the way I wanted. I thought the sides needed more stability, so added a few of rows of under stitching. Also I adjusted the sizing slightly to get the pieces to fit together better. It was a learning experience since I haven’t done as much machine embroidery as I wish. Hopefully I can have time soon to learn more about it.

Valentine-Boxes1

Valentine-Boxes2

I am sorry I do not post comments on everyones blogs anymore. I do read your updates. I am still working on learning new habits. When I am online I still have a terrible time getting off. Right now I control it by not getting on unless I have something I have to do like pay a bill. It takes such a long time to develop new habits.