If we didn't have to take Ollie to the beauty shop this morning we would have been outdoors working in the yard. What a glorious day here in
|Move over, Frankie. You're hogging the carpet!|
|Aren't I beautiful?|
|Wake me when it's time for dinner...zzzzzzz.|
because I really couldn't be without one.
I also came across this gadget which I've never seen before...a mini vacuum cleaner that runs on 2 "AA" batteries.
I figured at $12.99, it wouldn't break the bank even if it didn't do the job. It even comes with a couple of attachments to get into those hard-to-reach places in the bobbin housing.
I'm going to blame the mishaps(s) that I had with my iron due to the fact that I was stressed out. The third instalment of Darlene's mystery quilt involved machine applique...something I've never tried before. You all know how much I love hand work so machine applique was something that I had never given much thought to.
This next photo is Darlene's...
and here is mine.
I changed it up slightly and designed my own border with bunnies, folk art-y roses and berries which I did affix to the fabric by machine using the blanket stitch. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be and discovered that it is much the same as hand applique, only it was the machine that was doing the stitching and it was me who was driving the machine and steering the fabric.
I did learn a few things as I went along and I can definitely see myself using machine applique in some of my future designs.
My Grandmother's Flower Garden is coming along nicely. I've been diligently working on it over the last couple of weeks as well and should have the completed flimsy to show you in my next post. Y'all are going to be surprised!