It’s this weekend in Statesville, NC! BFF Laura is coming down from Virginia! Cannot wait!
I just like to sit, watch TV and knit a dishrag. I’ve used these old #10,1/2 needles till the finish is starting to wear off.
That would be Kathy Shaw’s blog, shawkl. Look at how she makes and uses templates for even stitching on seam embellishments:
Shawkl: English Garden…template seams
I wish I could say I made this beautiful Colombian emerald necklace, but it was a Christmas gift from my husband a couple of years ago. I didn’t like the earrings that went with it, so he didn’t purchase them.
recently had a sale on Colombian emeralds, I ordered this pair and some sterling silver “Gemtite” settings. The settings worked just like the “Snaptites” I’ve used before. Within seconds, I had earrings to go with my necklace! Total cost: About $40.00!
Well now, it’s pretty obvious that my big felt idea involves pockets so I’ll call these, “protopockets:” Protopocket 1: My seam allowance (1/4″) is too small for what I have in mind, and too hard to maintain. The felt wants to slide a little. I used a Bernina #20 open-toed embroidery foot on these. The decorative stitch is #16 and is too narrow.
Protopocket 2: Much better! Both the seam allowance and the decorative stitch are wider. The seam is 1/2″. The decorative stitch is 4×4. I learned that it’s not necessary to backstitch to secure the decorative stitch, it just makes a waddy mess.
Protopocket 3: I used decorative stitch #17 set at 5×4. I like it!
Scrapbook paper, 25 cents; Scrapbook page keepers, $1.00; Sugar and Cream yarn, $1.00; Bead Gallery beads, 40% off plus a coupon for an additional 15% off, other trinkets on clearance! I used my 40% off coupon on the J for PJ’s room. What a good time I had!