Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter T Shirts........

 Once again time to make Easter T Shirts for my Grandsons.  This year I am only making one as my other four grandsons are getting a bit old to wear a T Shirt that Grandma made.  I made Cooper two shirts and I  liked  the " dare to stand out " one from Julia Designs ( it is not really an Easter Design) but it did have a chicken in the design.   The other design I got from here.  Both stitched out beautifully.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

For a Special Little Puppy.........


I was asked to make a name tag for a puppy called Marley.  It was to go on the breast plate of the harness that the lead is attached to.  This was my first time embroidering on vinyl.     I hope that Karla and Marley like it.
                                                                           













































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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......