MORNTING! Yes mornTing! LOL!
Well embroidery wasn't the only thing I've been doing lately. Noticed the better pictures? Don't ask what kind of camera. That's my daughter's department. I had a hard enough time trying to operate the blasted thing but anyways here you go..... Christmas gifts from the hubby and the kids....
And my beloved embroidery design again teehee...
Oh wait what say you? Yes that's a quilt in progress. Oh yeahhhhh!
Hello everyone! Hope everyone had safe and Merry Christmas. Well I've been playing, playing, playing.
First up is a tutorial for an ipad I found online from here.
Not bad huh?
Embroidery. Ever hear of SewWhatPro and it's cousin product SewArt? Well look what I did with it! Grabbed a Microsoft clipart and digitized it!!!!! Freaking awesome. Can't wait to play some more. And the thread was ordered from MetroEmbroidery. Very nice thread! Worked with my Brother Se-400 (hsn model) beautifully! My machine loves this stuff.
Ok enough for now!!!!
Peace and blessings always!
It's harder than you think. I would love to have PERFECT quilt lines like (whisper Rita from Red Pepper Quilts) but I'm DaMommie and not Rita! Well here it is. I'm not sure I want to sell this or gift this to my friend's daughter. Problem is if I gift to that friend and the other friends find out I'll be in big trouble. Most my friends have little people I would love to gift a quilt and wish I had them all sewn before Christmas. Decisions, decisions... well anyways here it is. Photos taken with my daughters' HTC cell phone.
Well I feel like I'm on top of the world! Got one quilt top done. And tested out my embroidery machine. Digitized this font in SewWhatPro and it looks perfect (to me anyway but what do I know). I just downloaded font to my computer and opened up SewWhatPro. Choose lettering and picked font and typed my name. Forgot the name of the font. And if you haven't already noticed I have a very crappy cell phone camera so please excuse the bad photos on this blog. Maybe one day I'll be more interested in a real camera to take pics with. Until then oh well. Have more important things to do like sew, quilt and embroider. I should say try to sew, quilt and embroider.
Quilt top stuck to my design wall. Now what kind of quilt lines (straight of course) but where, what blocks. Binding or not. I'll consult my design specialists, aka my daughter and son. ;-)
Always nice to have someone else's opinion. May even consider the hubby's advice. He seems to think I don't appreciate his opinions. I do. Just won't tell him that. LOL!
Yep. I wish. I stole this design from Kate Spain Flurry quilt. Wish I had some fabric and time to whip these up for some cool gifts. I have soooooo many friends with little ones. Well there's always next year? And I will be ready by next year after I hit JOANN's fat quarter sale tomorrow. We all have to start stash building some time right.
And oh yeah I created the block as a paper pieced pattern before I created the quilt. I didn't like the one already in EQ5. I don't have the EQ6 installed on my pc at w*rk (ssshhh don't tell) lol.
Thanks Electric Quilt for the tools needed to design things. ;-) LOL!
I feel like a traitor! Ok here's why...I had a room and told you all had to let it go for other reasons. So I had a embroidery machine....
So I had to sell it to make room. Well on a whim before I got my room back like LAST week, I wanted to buy another one. Hsn did not have this one anymore so I bought my darling little one (see previous post). So I jumped and was gonna box that sucka up and return it!!!! But I didn't. Seriously how much embroidering are you gonna do DaMommie? I feel like such a traitor. :-( Sorry lil guy for wanting to send you back!
Lesson learned: Don't be greedy. Be grateful for what you have and make the best of it!
My dear friends will know the story behind my next sentence. Don't want to get too personal but my sewing room had to be used for other purposes. I never got a chance to even enjoy this room before this sacrifice, but one year later I'm happy to say my space is mine again. So of course I added another baby to it.
I haven't been able to embroidery on it yet (which is my main reasoning for purchasing). I have to get some thread. In the meantime I whipped up this just to see how well it stitched.
Don't judge me too bad. I just moved back into my room and haven't really organized things like I want them but nevertheless here is where to hopefully create some wonderful quilts, etc. And yes that is a bottle of Jlo perfume on the table. Don't ask!
Cutting side and what say you? You see an unfinished quilted top on the table? Yes you do!
As you enter...
Did I mention I have a Brother serger and Brother coverstitch machine? "Yeah I can fly" (Iron Man movie for those who don't understand the comment). Fly as in on a sewing machine. Until next time! Party people! Whomp der it is!