Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I've Been Tagged!!

I know I'm several days behind here but since I've been working so many hours of overtime I really haven't had time to keep up, so let's see if I can do this.

I've been tagged by Gayle from Embroiderymad and these are the rules:

1.  Every tagged person has to tell 11 things about themselves,
2.  The person that tagged you asked 11 questions, answer them,
3.  Ask 11 questions for the 11 blogs you are going to tag, the people
you are going to tag should have less than 200 followers,
4.  Mention the blog that tagged you but don't tag them back

11 things about me...
1.  I am a Christian that loves Christ,
2. Married to Earl for 27 years
3. Have 2 children Stephanie 25 and Brandon 22
4. Became a mother-in-law in 2011 to Ryan
5.  Became a grandma in August 2012 to my wonderful Silas
6.  Live in Philo, Ohio (very small rural town)
7.  Love to sew, machine embroidery, and quilt
8.  Dark chocolate is my favorite!
9.  Enjoy family time
10.  Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, I don't like it too hot or too cold
11.  Have 2 dogs and 1 cat

11 Questions to answer
1.  What is your favorite craft?  Right now it is machine embroidery
2.  Do you have a special room for craft? Yes
3.  Do you live in a large city or small town?  Small town
4.  What are your favorite colors? Purple and Red
5.  Do you have animals? Yes, 2 dogs and 1 cat
6.  Do you like to cook? Only when I'm in the mood
7.  Do you use recycled goods or do you always by news for you craft?  Depends on what I'm working on, I'm trying to do some crocheting with plastic grocery bags
8.  Do you grow your own veggies? No, we tried but our ground is mostly clay
9.  How many craft books do you have?  Too many to count!
10.  What is your favorite TV show?  Bones
11.  Do you check emails and blogs as soon as you get up in the morning?  No, lately I've been lucky to check them once a week, except for work

I want to thank Gayle for inviting me to play but I don't know that many blogs with less than 200 followers to continue.  Sorry Gayle!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I know I am a couple days early but I have been working on re-arranging my sewing room (along with cleaning it out!!) and doing some machine embroidery along the way and didn't want to miss telling everyone HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! 

I have been doing some sewing but haven't gotten around to taking any pictures so once my sewing room is all nicely cleaned and straightened up I'll get some pictures posted, hopefully by Friday or Saturday. 

I went to a class a week and a half ago to learn or see how someone else does machine embroidery on toilet paper.  Yes I said toilet paper, back in June I did the following for my daughter and son-in-law for their first anniversary 

It was done pretty much the same way, I'm planning on doing some for Christmas gifts and hope they like them.

Well the sewing room isn't getting worked on while I sit here so I'm going to go work on it some more,

Until next time,

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Latest special order

My cousins daughter asked about a special order shirt for her daughter's first birthday.  She bought the shirt, fabric and had the number designed already done,  I think it turned out pretty cute.  I have never done applique like this before

Please ignore the photography, that is definitely not my strong suit.  I think if I ever do something like this again I'm going to suggest using 2 different thread colors.  Maybe a lighter color for the outline of the number and a darker one for the lettering.
But overall I'm happy with how it turned out, I put Floriani No Show Fusible Mesh on the back to help with the scratchiness of the embroidery.
Well until next time,