Friday, November 16, 2018

Embroidering the Holidays

On Monday I shared my post about embroidering these felt place mats.
I got busy with the machine embroidery and stitched out a couple more. 
I think this one is going to work with me.
I'll hang it on my office door so everyone knows my opinion on the holidays. 
Here is the full set. Two red and two green. I think we'll hang them in the windows after Thanksgiving.

Machine embroidery designs by Urban Threads Embroidery.

Tools (affiliate links):
Magna-Glide bobbins
Fiskars Curved Craft Scissors

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Snap Tab Crazy

I've been stitching up more than a few snap tab designs. This fun little floppy disk design is from Designs by Little Bee. See those little curved craft scissors? I bought those to make applique easier and I'm so glad I did. Each of those little labels is a piece of felt appliqued onto the tab. I am really pleased with the finish.
I made a couple more large hand sanitizer holders with the baseball design. I like how this one finishes up. The one with the teal outline is what happens when you trust your embroidery machine to do its own thing. I guess I'll have to give that one away with a hearty "I'm sorry it sucks."
After the floppy disks, a friend commented that people under 30 years old wouldn't know what those were so I made some Pokeball snap tabs. Many of those young people grew up watching Pokemon and playing Pokemon on Nintendo systems.
Skulls! Everyone loves skulls.
The downside is that my space ends up looking like a disaster area. So many things and ideas and so little time. It's great fun making that mess, though.

Tools (affiliate links):
Magna-Glide bobbins
Fiskars Curved Craft Scissors

Monday, November 12, 2018

Embroidering the Holidays

The last time we were at Target we saw these felt place mats. Darling Husband thought they would make great holiday decorations with the addition of some seasonal embroidery. I pulled up my collection of designs from Urban Threads Embroidery and got stitching.
I will be stitching out several designs, with no two being the same. When you collect designs you want to use them all.
These designs are big and take what seems like forever to stitch out. The results are great, though. I have two more to embroider.

Tools (affiliate links):
Magna-Glide bobbins
Fiskars Curved Craft Scissors

Friday, November 9, 2018

Charity Quilting

The latest charity quilt is this great scrappy hashtag quilt. This one was pieced by another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids. If you would like to make one of these, there are loads of tutorials out there on the internet.
 I loaded it up and quilted it using a meander.
This is the stack that will be headed to the next meeting of the Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

According to EpochConverter I'm ahead for finishing one charity quilt per week for 2018.

2018 Charity Quilt Count: 50