I'm not gonna lie moving house took my mojo away.
I learned, I need a tidy-ish space to work, and a tidy-ish mind to work with.
I can't say it's tidy yet, but I needed to sew again, so I bought this kit for too much money at a local quilt store...
I opened the kit, ...
I found my little light box and traced the pattern onto the muslin
and since they hadn't included floss, I looked and found some of my embroidery threads, not the right colors of course. I blame the kit maker for not including the colors I needed in the kit. grrr.
I made do with thread colors I had. I couldn't find my embroidery needle threader so I found some self threading needles to use, and found a hoop in the mess, and stitched the embroidery.
The back stitch is fairly new to me, and I don't quite like how the threads nested this time, creating some wonkiness but it was good to use needle and thread again. I also liked choosing my own colors, and playing with different weight threads.
Now it's done and I need to follow the pattern for making the pillow.
|it's white muslin not blue... bad lighting|
Live and learn and move on (LALAMO) note to self: do not buy another kit from that store
When I opened it, there was a note that there wasn't the amount of fabric called for in the pattern but there was enough to make the pillow. No floss, less fabric, and cost $26. Anyway, LALAMO.
In other news...
I found a great free pattern this week online, and thought it might be pretty in my neutral fall colored hand dyes purchased recently.Link is EPP bow tie blocks
The National quilt museum has a free block of the month and great tutorials and I enjoyed looking at them, then decided to play with the EPP blocks.
|these plus black for the centers to look like a mosaic floor|
I had hoped to make two Halloween pieces, a mug rug and a row by row... maybe next year?
gotta get to the replacement zip in the IKEA blue slipcover first!
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