Sunday, March 20, 2011

This is the latest in my learning how to do FSL embroidery. This is a 3D butterfly done in variegated thread. I wanted to see how it would look if instead of doing the "veins" of the wings in one color and the "edging " in another , if I would just do the whole thing in the variegated thread. I used mother of pearl organza for the "fabric" inside the wings. I just put the organza between two pieces of wss, and then when it was done trimmed close to the edges, and soaked out the wss. When I have some time I will do it again doing it the way the design states to do it.
This one is already being used for the decoration on a birthday present, and will be going to it's new home sometime this week.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finished the Free Standing Lace 3D dragon fly. I will be making this into a pin. Really liked the way this turned out. When I have some time I am going to try to make a 3D butterfly. These are much easier to do than I thought they were.
Now that I have been working on making friends with my embroidery machine I have gotten a few towels done. These I will be taking to the craft fairs with me this coming summer and fall.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

While I was getting my other sewing done yesterday, I was stitching out the sides and bottom of the first Free Standing Lace Bowl I have ever made. I am not sure if I will make another one or not. It turned out fine, but not sure I can find a use for it. I don't need to have a bunch of them sitting around that I have no idea what to do with. This one being my first
I will find a nice place for.
So far I like the Free Standing Lace ornaments the best.
I have not used my embroidery machine this much since I got it in 2006. But I will be using it now!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

There is no way you can make just one of these, they seem to grow on you. This one sits next to my computer guarding it from the cat. Each one seems to have it's own personality...Thanks Sadie for sending me the link to this little cutie.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My first attempt at free standing lace. I think they will be so nice in the Easter cards I will be sending out this year.
My embroidery machine and I are bonding....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gee, here it is March already. Seems like it was just the beginning of the new year, I have so much to finish, and time just seems to be slipping away. I am learning a new skill, making free standing lace on the embroidery machine. It is being taught on a yahoo group I am on. Very much fun and very interesting. The "class" will last the whole month of March. I have started to look for patterns to use in the class.
I think my embroidery machine and I are becoming friends.