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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I Got a Little Carried Away...

Here is me, proving that I can earn my stripes when it comes to the 'Versatile Blogger' award.  Check it out!  I hope you can sense my excitement.  I got a little carried away with the Bobbin Play on Monday.   My van quit and and my husband's truck lost it's steering.  To make it worse, he was parked behind me blocking my way out.  So I was stranded at a moment of excitement, when all I wanted to do was head back to Creative House for those really thick threads (Razzle, Dazzle, Sizzle).  What's a woman to do?  So I looked around my sewing room for options...



Not wanting to destroy my Horizon trying this out, I loaded the loosely-set Janome bobbin into Fiona (Penny's trusty sidekick).  Fiona is the 12 stitch Kenmore.  She looks like an ogre but can be a real princess.  : )

lock & load - here we go!


That's right!  Sparkly blue yarn in the bobbin case.  It's loosely set and marked with green nail polish to remind me that is the 'fun' one that I can set myself.  I sewed along and flipped over my work to see what happened.

EUREEKA!  Are you as surprised as me?


Or barley.  It looks like blue pot barley in home made soup.  : )  Isn't that cool!?  So I did lots of other things.  I loaded crochet cotton and embroidery floss too.  Wow, this is fun.  Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.  It's not so much 'work in progress', but more 'play in progress'.

Enjoy the blog hopping.


24 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love the finish and it's a real surprise package as you can't see what you've done until you are finished! Great thinking!

Textile Tragic said...

Brilliant! I spin my own yarn, so the thought of loading up a bobbin and stitching away is just SO exciting.

elle said...

Very Cool! What stitch pattern did you use?

Tina Eudora said...

That is really amazing work and I can imagine a million ways to use that stitch!
Tina xo

HollyM said...

I love the sparkly blue! I've been playing with the bobbin lately too and it is addictive!
It's a good thing you got stuck in the house!
I'd also like to know what stitch you used. The texture does look a bit like French knots.

Jeanie W. said...

Wow, this is great! I am inspired now to do what you did. I too have been ambivalent to loading my bobbins with the thick threads. I've got a book that describes how to do this. Now I am psyched to do what you did.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Ive read about using different threads in the bobbin but have actually never been tempted to try it out... Your experiment looks like just the discovering of it, would be the fun part... I'll think on it. i do like the way the stitches came out on your machine tho...

Lee said...

How cool, Monika! Way to think outside of the box! It does look like french knots.

greelyrita said...

Brave girl!! All I'd be thinking about would be fluffies buried somewhere I can't get them out! It did turn out pretty though.

Mary Ann said...

How brave you are...I would never think of fooling around with the tension on my bobbin...eeek...but it did turn rather cool.

Katie said...

So cute! I was in a class onece where the instructor put silk ribbon in her bobbin. It wouldn't work in the old machine I had at the time, but wow, what an effect!!

Megan said...

What an amazing effect! Who would have thought of that? Only a trapped lady with no thread! Love to see how the others turned out..

upstateLisa said...

I love this! I just bought some razzle dazzle from wonderfil at the Lancaster quilt show but a bit intimidated about doing bobbin work!

Sheila said...

Really cool Monika , I have to buy myself an extra bobbin case to give this a try .

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow that is really neat!

Regina said...

How come your try looks so much better than mine? ;-)

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

It does! look like french knots! Have you tried it in yellow yet? could be a real time saver!

Lisaleh said...

Wow! you are one brave lady!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques with us - I am excited to take your class on April 17!

Nita said...

Very cool!

Kit Lang said...

you're so brave!

Laurraine Yuyama said...

Interesting! It looks like some fancy trim. Do you have to adjust the screw on the bobbin case? Is that why you have a"fun" one?

CitricSugar said...

Holy cow! Monika, I am constantly blown away by the things you come up with...

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Oh, how cool is this? I really need to try some odd threads in my bobbin and give this a go!

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