|bear with me, it's only my second time doing this...|
I have to make three cards. This is the first time I'm making three of the same. They are 4x6 inches and will be mailed as is, unwrapped, with an address and a stamp on the back. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I would use that theme for these.
|i love the long french knots!|
Sweet, hey!?I am so happy that my hands aren't going numb doing this like they did when I tried to crochet.
I really enjoyed yesterday's tips comments! And did you read about Jesica and her grandma!? Awe. I have a huge bag of fabrics from Jesica, that belonged to her grandmother. She wants me to make her a big white quilt with colored triangles all over it. I have a feeling she saw some Red Pepper Quilts! I hope I can pull this off and be original. I don't like copying but I'm sure Rita's aussie influence will be there. How can it not? : )
And the 'procrastinate'... I want to finish Mandy's piece, plus I have 8 weeks to have a set of fibre art pieces done and framed for a show. GAG. Look - I even procrastinated writing that until the end of this post! I know the procrastination is due to the tension problems with the machine. I don't even want to face having to pull the damn seam ripper out again for everything I try! (yeah - I said damn.)
I do have Pretty Penny back now. That's my 7700. She's red, and expensive, so it was the perfect name, right? I haven't even put her back on the sewing table. I think part of the issue was the technician's preferences and not the fault of the machine. I actually had him adjust it again before I walked out of the store because I didn't like the way he had it set when he showed me the samples he made. It's a good thing I looked at those samples. All the top thread was showing on the bottom. That is NOT what I wanted. I guess it's just a matter of communication. He set it perfectly to my liking after I described what I wanted. "Top thread on top, bottom thread on bottom. That's all". So he did it, and (whew) it's all good. It's perfect, though I am feeling like I have post traumatic stress disorder now. lol
I'll finish these postcards with some satin stitching along the edges and see how I like it.
|my 4 yr old on my sewing table, flipping through Quilting Arts mags|
slowly recovering from PTSD: