Saturday, 25 March 2017

Special Flower .............

 After many, many years I finally got a flower on my Bird of Paradise plant.  I never thought that they would flower. I have three plants in my garden. It really brightened my day when I saw it.  Now I know that it will flower I am waiting eagerly for more flowers.   I just love this flower and hope for many more.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Tea Towels.................


                                                                                 
Just doing a bit of embroidery and and using some of the designs that I have bought over the years,..  I am making up for lost time since I have retired and loving it.   I have got my Singer XL400 stitching really well  and this is the machine that I used for  embroidering these tea towels.  I could get in my sewing room and not come out but I have other things that need a bit of attention too. I also love to garden and it has been so hot here with very little rain so it  takes time to keep the garden watered.  There is still not enough hours in the day for all the things that I want to do.
                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                               

Monday, 6 March 2017

Pen Holders.....


I had a sewing mate going into hospital for a serious operation.I wanted to make a gift for her. I saw these pen holders and had thought that it was a great idea.  I bought a journal and made the pen holder and gave them to her.  Everyone thought it was a great idea as it keeps the pen with the book and you can't lose it. I will be making some for myself as I can never find a pen when I need one.   They are made out of vinyl  which makes them easy to keep clean with just a wipe with a damp cloth. The Machine Embroidery Design came from Buggalena.


















                                                                           

Friday, 24 February 2017

Log Cabin Blanket..........


Finally finished this Log Cabin Blanket.  It had been sitting there with just the last row to do.   It was a reverse single crochet and as I had never done this before I kept putting it off.    Also it has been really hot here in Central Queensland. I found a very helpful video on You Tube.  Once I started the reserve single crochet I found it very easy and it didn't take long to go around the blanket.   As this was the final row it made a nice twist on the edge and really finished off the blanket.   Another one for the grandkids......

                                                                                         

Friday, 17 February 2017

Valentine Mug Rug..........



This great design is from Sweet Pea Designs.     I joined in the January sew a long and really enjoyed it.   There were hundreds of mug rugs.  It was good to see all the different combinations of fabric and cotton used.  There was another one for February but I didn't have time to make it as it was a much larger project with 22 hoopings.  I used my Singer for this Mug Rug and it stitched out beautifully.  The main reason that I bought the Singer was for the bigger hoop.
                                                                                 






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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Dishwasher Tags .....


This great In the Hoop design came from Urban Threads, a site that has fabulous Machine Embroidery Designs. Quick and easy to make.   I made a few so I can give them to some of my family and friends who have dishwashers. On the back of the tag I glued a magnet so that it can go on the door of the dishwasher and you just have to turn the tag to clean or dirty. A really great idea, Thanks Urban Threads.
                                                                       

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Just for Fun!!!!!!!


Just for a bit of fun I decided to embroider on Toilet Paper . It is a wonderful for a gift for someone who has everything or just for a bit of a joke.   The the embroidery design came from Goodies by Gail.   She has lots of designs there for all different occasions.   Also  a fantastic idea for a First Wedding Anniversary which is Paper.

                                                                               

Saturday, 21 January 2017

40th Birthday Towel

 Another towel for a 40th Birthday present.  Not sure where this design came from but it stitched out beautifully and my friend was really happy with it.