Sunday, 1 February 2015


After spending months making hexagons I have finally put then together.  I was going to make two large cushions for my swing chair on the veranda, but after seeing how quickly the other cushions faded I decided that after all that work I would make something that would last  a bit longer.
I decided to make a cover for my Embroidery Machine.


This is the all over stippling design I got from Susa Glenn Designs. I also bought myself  a Monster Hoop which has made the hooping a lot easier. I am in the process of putting the Machine Cover together.  I love the idea of In the Hoop quilting, all the stitches are so even, I could never do this freehand.



Friday, 23 January 2015

Australia Day T Shirts..........

I found this great design  at Annes Embroidery. Just perfect for our Australia Day.. It stitched out beautifully.  I hope my grandsons enjoy wearing them.  I used press and gone on top of the shirt and after I pulled the excess away I just put a hot iron on the design to remove the rest.  I find it a lot easier to use. then the water soluble stabilizer.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Footy Zippered Bag .............

Another Bag from Disorderly Threads.   I needed a bag for my 14 year old Grandson, Kellen.  I thought  this would be good for him.  All made in one hooping in the hoop, even putting the zip in and no raw edges inside.
I just love the way these bags turn out.


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

More Zippered Bags............

I am getting addicted to these ITH zippered bags from Disorderly Threads. I made these for my Grandson who love to dress up as Fireman Sam so the fire truck was a must and his Poppy has a Red Tractor so I knew he would love that one as well.  Once again all made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine. with no seams showing.  Just a bit of  hand sewing where you turn the bag inside out.  Must follow the directions because if you don't open the zipper at the right time you can't turn the bag.  I found that out the hard way, nothing I could do, the bag was completely finished and I couldn't turn it to the right side.  Lesson learnt!!!!!!!!


Sunday, 4 January 2015

More Christmas Angels ....................

More Christmas Angels, this time I used the other pattern with the eyes closed and a different dress. I put dark hair on one for a friend who has dark hair.  She loved it.  The design is from Oma's Place and the Angels are made in three hoopings and then put together


Sunday, 21 December 2014

Fun with Toilet Paper !!!!!!!!!

A great idea for a bit of fun, Embroidering on toilet paper.  Does seem a bit weird, doesn't it.  A awesome  gift for someone who has everything or just for a laugh.   You can use any 4 x 4 design as long as it is not too dense.  Goodies by Gail sells designs  specially digitized for toilet paper.  You will find something for every occasion.   Have a go you will be surprised how easy it is.


Christmas Tea Towels.................

I embroidered some Christmas Tea Towels to have on hand in case visitors stop by over the Christmas Holidays.  I really love the little house which was off a Brother Embroidery Card.
I have decided to go through my cards and use them as they have some great designs and I never think to use them. So maybe a New Years Resolution instead of buying more designs on the internet.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Snow Ball Fight.........

A brilliant  idea from Embroidery Garden, Lets have a Snow Ball Fight.  The balls are made from white fleece fabric and the cute faces are embroidered and the balls are stuffed with toy filling
Living where I just can't pop down to the shops to get sewing supplies, I found some off cuts of white fleece that I had kept and I managed to get 2 sets of balls.  I was happy to finally find a use for some of my scraps as well as to have a great gift for the grandkids..........

Days till Christmas!!!