How I love it! They have a new little “pinning” gadget, tonight. I like it. Here’s something I pinned:
No, excuse me, I love the new gidget. When you choose a pin, you are presented with a text box that includes a flashing cursor, and a scroll list with the 3 boards you used last, followed by a list of the rest of your boards. The good part is you can start typing the name of the board you choose and it pops up, without having to scroll through the whole list! This is something I had suggested to them in a post a long time ago. They tried something similar for a while and then took it away. I assumed people didn’t like it. Either that, or you could pin so fast it crashed their server! I’m so glad it’s back! I love Pinterest, but do not enjoy scrolling through all 79 of my boards when I choose something to pin! Hurray!
I just purchased these Ursula Michaels designs to stitch for Mama’s House:
I purchased and downloaded them from www.crosstitch.com.
This just in from BOMC2:
It’s a keeper. I learned something by just leafing through it: Stumpwork (raised, 3D embroidery,) was traditionally used to embellish the costumes of Spanish bullfighters!
Here’s my old go to, however:
I just got this book from BOM2, and I am very excited. It’s full of all kinds of embroidery motifs, many of which I can use in my crazy quilting!
I love hand embroidery (except for satin stitch–aaargh!) However, I have purchased a used embroidery machine. It’s being dropped off tomorrow. I don’t have much invested in it, and it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, it’s just to play with.
Last Friday, a week ago, I drug my sewing machine down to Sew Original in Winston-Salem to take a class in bobbin embroidery. It was most interesting and here’s my experimental sampler.
I’ve embroidered over the designs in the corners, put the batting and backing on (I chose a pretty bright pastel green for the back,) and quilted the “bee lines. I “pillowcased“the back to the front and turned it so I wouldn’t have to do binding. I hate binding, but if I’d purchased pre-folded, I don’t know if it would have been any harder than what I did. You can see I left it open at the bottom so I could turn it.
(I bought those bent safety pins at JoAnn in Winston yesterday. ‘Love ’em.)
Now, I’m using DMC floss to quilt the “pre-stamped” stitches. I’d like to quilt around Pooh and his friends on the machine, but I’m afraid I’ll make a mess. I’ve done too much handwork on this quilt top to ruin it.