Wednesday, January 28, 2015
She goes over all the stitches in her lessons that a person could use & she provides the butterfly template - the rest is up to you. I had to decide what colours, fabrics, felts, shapes for each butterfly. I also had to decide which threads and embroidery stitches I wanted to use. I drew and wrote down for each butterfly a 'master' plan. So far I have appliquéd the felt and fabrics on each butterfly. I had started to just do one butterfly from start to finish - but that was taking too long & getting too confusing. So I decided to plan it out, appliqué all of them and then complete the embroidery work on each one.
So far I am pleased with the progress...
Sunday, January 11, 2015
These are the 4 Music themed postcards I was to make for the swap. Again they are 4" x 6" and they are all going to the USA. I decided to use some of the foil I had to make the shapes - didn't turn out 'too' bad - I need to work on applying the foil glue straighter.
I will be mailing them early! Yeah, one less thing left to do… Now just to wait for the ones I am to receive...
Friday, January 9, 2015
|The mug rugs I sent|
They measure 6.5" x 10.5" and they are to be used as a placement for your coffee (or tea) mug. She liked the colours red & yellow - so I hope she likes them. I have to gather some goodies to send in the package & mail it on Monday.
I also sent Amy a yellow fat quarter, some Gimli postcards, a Canada wine identifier and a package of 'building a snowman' buttons I had - I put them in a Canada bag.
These two pictures show what Amy sent.
I became involved with Postmark'd Art - a postcard swapping group. I enjoy doing fabric postcards - but I do not wish to sell them and my friends and relatives may be getting tired of receiving them - so I joined this group. I signed up for 2 themed groups (there were a few choices) - Winter and Music. These are my 5 fabric Winter themed postcards that I am mailing out in a few days - 4 go to the USA and 1 goes to Wales, UK. The object is to get 5 Winter themed cards back. This is Round 21 for this group.
They measure 4" x 6" - I embroidered the snow people. It was fun & I hope they get to their destinations, unharmed, and on time.
I now have to create 4 Music themed postcards ...
The thread came and I finished it New Years Eve day - so I officially finished it in 2014!!
I saw the quilt and instructions at www.christaquilts.com - a lesson in free motion quilting. It measures 43" x 50" when finished. It looks great hanging in our entryway - it is crooked here as the nails need to be even. It is ALL free motion quilted!! It took 1.5 spools of 1000 m thread to complete it. The bottom quilting is mini fans - used to represent snow drifts. The middle quilting is pebbles - used to represent snowballs. There are also snowflakes and a star on top of the tree; plus the words Peace, Noel and Joy. The top quilting is spirals or swirls - used to represent the wind and sky.