This has been a terrible two weeks for me. Last week I woke up with a summer cold and it really whipped my butt. I don't know if it's my age or what, but colds seem to get me down harder and for a longer period of time than what they use to. Today was the first day I left my house for any period of time since last week.
Infact the morning after my DH bought me my embroidery machine, I was sick. I can only speak for myself but when I'm sick nothing sticks in the old brain so needless to say I didn't get to play with my new toy very much. I tried reading the books but nothing made any sense. Below you will see what I finally was able to stitch. I thought I would use it in my SAL book as a name plate of sorts. I used the rayon thread for the purple flower and regular sewing thread for my initials. It was fun and amazing to watch how the machine does this. I've seen them in stores sewing of course, but it's different when you've told the machine what to do and actually have it turn out right. LOL
As always when I'm sick I really don't feel like doing anything that doesn't involve my pillow so not much stitching was accomplished these last 2 weeks. But what I was able to do was my January page for the SAL. If you would like to see some of the covers that stitchers have come up with, click on the link over to the right.
I wanted to be able to let the stitchers know who are going to participate that wool felt works great for your pages. For my two designs and techniques, I crocheted a little medallion and cross stitched a new design put out by the Trilogy. More on this design later......
I used 100 weight silk thread to sew my pieces to the wool felt and it worked out just great. The 100 weight is about the thickness of a piece of hair and makes almost invisible stitches. I used a color that matches the page which I highly recommend. Also when you stitch your pieces to the page, only pick up a few fibers of the wool felt....do not go thru the entire thickness. This makes the stitches invisible on the opposite side of the page which you will be using for the following month. Any questions, please feel free to ask.
Now about that darling little new pattern by the Trilogy. Let's have a simple little giveaway and pass this along to someone who would like to stitch this. Maybe that person could pass it along again and let this little bird fly all over the place. If you are interested in receiving this little chart, please leave a comment to this post only and I'll have a drawing on Sunday during the Nascar race. They are at one of my favorite tracks this weekend....Talladega....and I will be cheering for Dale Jr to win another race there.
I hope all of you have been of good health and are getting lots of stitchie time in and until next time....
Have a Blessed Day,