Machine Embroidery – In the hoop projects — Snow globes …maybe they are an obsession….They certainly have been fun AND easy to make. I got some more water soluble stabilizer on Saturday and got a bit of time tonight to play. I needed to make the last two snow globes before Thanksgiving. Because the names are on the back of the snow globes, we are using them as “place cards”‘ for the dinner table. I hope the kids like them. I do like to make ornaments for them. Last year I did Gingerbread ornaments.
The theme seems to be “vintage” for these last two, which suites the two of us perfectly, since we are too! Bill likes trains and I like old sewing machines.
This one is mine! Hearts because I love old machines.
I picked a steam locomotive for my honey While I was stitching this, he was around the corner in his work area, repairing one of his favorite locomotives. It is one that has “smoke” and he had “gingerbread” scent in the smoke. I love the sound of the train whistles and all the noises those model trains make.
My blogging friend Judy asked about how long these take. I think I spent an hour on both of them, including doing the names on the back. (I do the names first). It helped that I had all the items ready to go, next to the machine, so I could add the layers as I went.
The machine embroidery pattern is free, and available from Kreative Kiwi
The last couple of days I have had the opportunity to be a “pattern tester”. Once I get the ok from the pattern designer, I will share what I have been stitching. I’ve made 6 blocks for the test and might make a few more and turn the test into a baby quilt or throw. Pictures coming after her pattern goes “live” for purchase, so I can share a link !
I was gathering table linens , placemats and table runners to take to my daughter tomorrow for her to use on Thanksgiving. She doesn’t have all her things yet at home, so I am filling in the gaps. I realized I need to make 4 more Autumn placemats. I have 8 and we NEED 10. I’ve been fiddling around with AUTUMN blocks for 3 or 4 years. Last month I made a bunch of STARS blocks in fall colors, so maybe by Thursday I can round out the table a bit. (No pressure …but I can’t believe I only have 8!) If I don’t get finished I have two nice placemats to work in. This is the year of the placemat I think for me.
Any last minute sewing before the holiday for you??