Jan is moving far to fast for me, but I’ve been finishing productive working on UFOs from 20 years ago,!!!
This wa# handed in to the shop with some bad stains and this large hole, all hand embroidered roughly 100 years old, I would not let them chuck it and brought it home around 5 or 6 years ago, I came across it on Friday when I was sorting boxes in the attic, I was emptiing 3 large plastic containers.
Cut away centre first leaving almost 1/2 an inch in the centre of the last row of blanket stitch.
ironed and taped down this small. Appliqué table cloth.
PLaced cut away area over the small cloth, pinned the basted the oval in place
this was the damaged area lucky it had not gone in to that blanket stitch row.
Machine satin stitched over original hand stitchs using a wider width stitch worked beautifully. MY second UFO finished for 2018 but not on my list of 18 LOL
Iv’e started drafting and making my centre for Morning Glory by Esther Alice, one of her beautiful 3BOMs for 2018 . Was hard to know which one to make first. Back ground is a Kimono cotton a very very deep navy and salmon scallops a synthetic kimono fabric I think . Ive changed my border to Scallops instead of Zig Zags though.
Of course this is not true to Esther’s design Morning Glory as I’m Zig Zaged out after LE and so I’m using Esther’s scallops from one of her other designs her beautiful design Hearts Desirer First two scallop borders with iron-on fussing placed in place for my Morning Glory BOM with Esther Aliu 1 of 3 BOMs she has released this year for the price of 1, great bargain.
On point as it will be in the quilt top. Need to add the corner pieces now.
Monday 8th Jan 2018
First corner and happy with fabrics first time, yes these are the same as in the pattern LOL.
ALl corners made up. Need to add a iron on light weight stabiliser to back of my centre backing material before I start the appliqué plus do the stitching to centre it.
As it will look in the quilt top on point. . Can not wait till Feb for the centre appliqué design. I’m baste stitching the directional lines this morning.
Doing some Hand quilting on my 1930 GMFG it’s Kingsize so I feel like I’m getting no where. Not using a hoop just curled up and doing it in my lap very soothing thinking about the lady or ladies who made all these tiny hexagons nearly 100 years ago. I have a poisoned leg so need to keep it up so getting a lot of quilting done.
Ive been looking at someone else’s WIP this morning that I picked up in the Opp Shop and wondering if I could finish them??? as if I don’t have enough of my own UFOs LOL
One of my mums I dug out last week? Love love those thread colours but will I ever work on it?
WOuld love to finish this Pola Bear cross stitch a beautiful animal I have all ways been in love with.
NOt so keen on a CAR!!! But it is so close to been finished I’d love to finish it for the unknown needle women as the workmanship is beautiful.
yes a definite to finish these are adorable.
IVe all ways loved Irises so yes I must finish this beautiful book mark for the unknown embroider.
Thanks for visiting. I’m off to link with Esther now. Happy sewing every one Cheers Glenda