Monday, October 29, 2012

Polka Dot Pin Cushion Caddy

Between work being super busy and 
all the sports I've been watching lately
my sewing and quilting time continues to be limited.

But since I'm still finding time to embroider
I decided to finally make this handy desperately needed
 Pin Cushion Caddy
 The pincushion is weighted so it can be balanced
on the arm of a chair or the edge of a table.

There are several pockets for holding embroidery tools.

And finally a small bag to catch pesky little threads and
 is removable for stand alone use by way of a button attachment.
A very clever pattern from Sew Mama Sew.
Oh and I used scraps from my Mint Chip Quilt so 
I'll be cozy and coordinated.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

The Case of the Disappearing Ink

A couple weeks ago I finished another block
 for my Raggedy Ann Redwork Quilt.
And as a matter of course, 
I printed off the next block to transfer.
 Then I went to get my Inkbegone marker, with blue ink specially made to disappear when lightly rubbed with water, perfect for removing unwanted marks after stitching.

I searched everywhere, couldn't find it, 
but got lucky and found another similar marker.
So I grabbed it and traced my new block and started stitching.
Then, a few days later I went to pick up where I left off, and this is what I found.

 
Turns out, the pen I grabbed in my impatience, 
actually has a special purple ink that DOES
"disappear" as it's exposed to air over time.

Aha, case solved!!

Luckily, tonight I found my Inkbegone pen and retraced the block.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dilly Dally Done!

After all the prairie points were pinned....
I got to sew them down for good!
Well, except for the parts that are supposed to fly free in 3D...
But they're secured and don't they make a cute border?
 So Dilly Dally Pinwheel Quilt Top is Done!
Next, the batting, backing, quilting, binding,
then finding it a special home.  : )

Keep sewing!