This is my sewing table:
And here is where I have been making my yo-yos with my yo-yo maker:
1 – making yo-yos
2 – handquilting
3 – finishing up my embroidery exchange!
I NEEDED a container to hold my handquilting. I don’t want to keep folding it or have it draping the ironing board AND since I live with two men AND a cat and a dog, I want the quilt to stay safe so:
And I dug out an old WIP because I realized how it can be finished 🙂
I figured that I would plot and plan some applique. I am open to suggestions. I really didn’t choose the right colours for mine because the didn’t meld together, but it would make a background and I could practice my applique.
Handquilting that is:
Well, I am experimenting with frames and I think that I prefer this one. I have done the inside of the flower and I am now stitching in the ditch. My stitches are still too big but practice, practice!
And since it is summer:
I spent a lovely day in Rivière Éternité with my quilting bud/friend Jen.
We got together to sandwich my Christmas quilt. It took the better part of the day and sandwiching and basting a quilt is so much fun X two!
What fun we had! A pleasant way to spend a rainy, summer day, with a friend, QUILTING! Thanks Jennifer!
Albeit smal, but sheesh…I had a heck of a time making another pin cushion. Can someone please refer me to a site that gives explicit directions on how to sew on binding, first one side, then the other? When I sew my 2nd side, my stitches show on the first side…hence….I just about gave up and lost all hope :(….Here it is:
Now I need to make one to house my YLI silk threads. I have the same material as above but in cream ;)….so…let’s see how long it takes me to make one:
And there is a new kid on the block: Jennifer. She is my quilting buddy and she knits and makes her own yarn from wool that her SIL gives her from real sheep (wow, that was a mouthful). There are no rules in creating for her!