Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

Making Progress

April 27, 2016

Since some people have inquired, I’m not dead.  But I do feel old.  These twenty-five degree changes can be tough.  Yesterday was lovely.  Today, I’m as grumpy as I possibly can be.  Just ask Sweetums.



Except for the hand embroidery, I’m pretty much caught up with my sampler blocks.  I had given most of my embroidery equipment to my son.  I found some floss, but the only hoop I found was seven inches and the blocks are only six.  There was nothing to be had locally.  No surprise there.  Sometimes I wonder why I bother.  I got what I needed on-line, but it took a week.  So now I have eight blocks to embroider.  At least I know how.  Nannie taught me before I could read and write.  She was so patient with me.  I tried so hard to please her.  Her praise meant so much.  I can almost feel her hand on mine as I stitch.

Rain Again

November 24, 2009

So, no dog walk.  I made some mashed potatoes and took a shower.  When the potatoes cooled, I made roll dough and put them in the refrigerator until tomorrow.   While Doug made up his mind as to what he wanted to bake, I finished the embroidery.

I love my embroidery machine.  This is going to be a label to put on the back.    I’m also doing some applique.







Here’s another picture of the label.







Doug went with cherry almond muffins.  It was a mix that I bought in Intercourse last week.  And they were good, too.  Maybe, I’ll make buckwheat pancakes Thrusday morning.  It’s another mix, too.

Embroidery is Finished

April 1, 2008

I finally completed all the embroidery that I had planned and I can now take my baby in for it’s annual physical. The arm is going, too. I seem to have to recalibrate more often lately. Digitizing takes so long that I wonder if it’s worth it. There are so very many great designs out there. Often I would prefer to pay someone else to do it because it is making me crazy.

This is the back of my sweatshirt.

This is the front.

Now I can get back to my Orange Crush quilt. I should have gotten the light and dark strips cut by this time, but I like to get one thing done before starting another. We got the first clue today so I have sewing to do. I plan on cutting the strips tomorrow and maybe starting to sew.

This is what I am going to use for my quilt.

Settled In

March 28, 2008
It’s not as nice as yesterday, so there was not of this.

We did go for a nice walk down to the horse farm and then over to the river and back. Kevin came along. It’s nice to know he feels so comfortable with us.

I’ve been working on my sweatshirts.

Zip has been helping me choose colors.

I’m Such an Idiot

March 21, 2008
Yesterday, I was two-thirds through an embroidery design when the needle broke. After changing the needle, I tried to continue the design. It was in the wrong place. I could not think how that happened. I pulled out the stitches and started it again. The same thing happened. What the h**l! I did it all over again with no luck. What was wrong? I did everything that I could think of. I finally turned it off and finished making supper. I had that chicken to contend with. Around 5AM, I woke up. While taking care of the call of the wild, I remembered what I forgot to do. This afternoon, I finished the design and all it took was two clicks to recalibrate it. I really do know better than that. It is something that I have had to do on occasion. Where was my brain?

I decided to try something new for dessert tomorrow. It’s called strawberry meringue cake. I made the cake part this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon, I’ll make the strawberry whipped cream. The cake certainly looks interesting.

My grandson is not happy with the picture that I put up of him so here is another one.

How’s this, Kevin?


March 19, 2008
I managed to get the hearts sewn on to the runner this afternoon without any help form the peanut gallery.

Here they are all sewn and ready for embroidery.

Instead of making a separate label, I put this directly on the backing.

I found this cute heart and some little flowers. Maybe I’ll add another cat or two.

Christine has received her mittens. She says they fit perfectly which is always a relief. Now, she has offered to make me a woodcarving! She asked me what I wanted. There is always cats, but I like elephants, too. And giraffes. I like to watch the big birds as they float on the wind. But not geese. They are a pain. Although the babies are cute. All yellow and fuzzy. Pigs are kind of cute, too. But, I wouldn’t want any of them in my house, so I think I will stick with cats.

Mittens and Reindeer

December 11, 2007

I read this blog about this teacher wanting mittens and socks or slippers for the students at her school. Nearly all of the children come from very poor homes. I wish that I had known about it earlier, but I can’t read everything. So I am knitting mittens and socks. So far, I have made two pairs of mittens and one of socks. I figure I can send everything out by Thursday and it will get there on time. My reindeer are coming along slowly. The thread keeps breaking on this last spool and re-threading is wearing thin on my nerves. I just changed the needle so I know that isn’t it. Why is it always everything or nothing? I still have to finish my daughter’s tunic. I’ll be OK after Thursday. Well, maybe not. I just remembered I offered to knit a pair of gloves as a prize. Oh, wait. I said that I wouldn’t be able to start them until January. Wow. That was close.

I want to thank everyone for the comments. They make me feel like dancing. I will not be posting pictures today. Well, just one. Love ya.

He’s so helpful.

Myuushi’s Turn

December 8, 2007

Myuushi has been a little snotty lately and he has been sneezing so I decided it was his turn to see the vet. Our little road was still snow covered and icy where the sun hadn’t reached. Main roads were OK, but my vet is also on a little road. We didn’t have to wait very long this time, probably due to the weather. That’s why I decided to go today. He doesn’t take appointments. You have to sign in between 10 and 12 and wait your turn. Some people can’t stand this, but when you have a cat that knows every hidey hole in and around your house, it’s good. The Myuush was very overdue for his distemper for this reason. At least he always got his rabies shots. They held clinics at various schools around the county every Spring. He got two shots and liquid to take. It was 2PM yesterday before he got his first dose. I have learned that it is better to just wait until he shows up. When we moved, it took my husband and son two hours to find him. For a short, fat, football shaped cat, he can certainly be elusive.

I have almost finished my daughter’s tunic. A couple of good movies should do it. I started on a FSL(free standing lace) Santa, sleigh, and nine reindeer. Rudolf will be there, too. I hope I can get it done by Christmas, but it may make me crazy before then. After the embroidery, there are pipe cleaners, wire, glue and a sparkly red nose to deal with. Wish me luck. I have some other sewing to do, but I hate to jump back and forth on projects. I’d never get anything done.