Friday, February 5, 2016

And Still More Finishing

I an working on finding my dining room table beneath the piles of fabric, stitched pieces, trims, and fusible interfacing.  I managed to finish two more items yesterday, bringing the total up to 12 for 2016 thus far.

I am pleased with my first oval ornament. PS Queen Bee.

But not as pleased with the stand up Easter Egg Sampler.  I'll be making some changes as I use the same basic technique for an Easter Rabbit stand up.

I am hoping to spend some time today on the rabbit stand up and running up 2016 Trick or Treat totes for the grandchildren.  I like to have things ready far in advance so as Halloween approaches I'll have plenty of time to find the right goodies and mail everything to the West Coast.  

I finally figured out how to use the automatic needle threader on the Pfaff sewing machine so changing thread color will be easier.  I really prefer my antiquated [48 years old] Dial and Sew but it's going into the repair shop for work on the tension assembly.  I've got to hope it's not quite at the DNR stage just yet.


Maggee said...

Yay! Twelve finishes now!! I like the oval one! I know from experience it is not easy to make ovals or rounds. It's the cutting of the matboard or foam core board... If I have any that I want to make in ANY round shape, they will be small, so I can use my scrapbooking cutters/guides and get good cuts! Freehand--not so good! Each of my daughters has an old sewing machine from me... Not that they went bad but because I was looking for a different feature they did not have, or I wanted something less heavy! I don't think either have been used yet!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The fabric for the Easter sampler is gorgeous. Maybe some braid or trim would hide the edges a little?

Rachel S-H said...

Pretty finishes!

Julie said...

Easter sampler is a lovely design.
Oh to be organised in plenty of time ... perhaps I should take a leaf out of your book and think well ahead.