21 November, 2011

Monday Musings...

Ok I've not dropped off the face of the earth...
I can now show you my finished mug rug and a coffee coaster that I made for presents. Why is it my binding always makes the things not look square ??? even when they are squared up before I bind them, any ideas please...




I'd forgotten how much I love the embroidery on my Janome, it was a pleasure to sit and watch it stitch (didn't dare move away because it ALWAYS screws up, it likes being watched)

I'm starting to panic about my mug rug swop, can't even come up with a proper christmassy design, will try put some time to that tomorrow, did think about trying to make a miniature twister, will look into the 2.5" pattern I think.  Need to get on with my borders for the other twister as want to show it at patchwork on Wednesday and see if anyone else wants to make one with me.



All weekend I've been busy with kids football, an impromptu Chinese dinner with my Bro and trying to get my head around the quilting frame...
Dh has had to draw arrows and label the wood, not great for resale I know but I'm not planning on ever selling it.  I've realised two big problems, the first I hate unpicking and the second I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to be doing when *free motioning* I'll take some photos later. The backing is rubbishy shiny stuff so not ideal, the molleton *batting* is polyester practice stuff, however the thread is Aurifil and I'm definitely ordering more but what colour to choose is going to be a problem.  I've got one crease in the quilting but I think its because I have been doing it too close and heavy. Will need to investigate further. Thank god its just a practice one, am hoping to possibly get it finished today and off the frame... EEEEK

Am awaiting some important contract info for my DH, to see if he gets to stay working at home or will have to look for a new contract, its all at the finance stage so nail biting and means we're on a spending freeze...hope its sorted before Black Friday as I'm waiting for the fabric sales :O)

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