Here we have a rather beautiful thread holder. It isn't mass produced in balsa wood from any old shop, it is hand-crafted by a caring woodworker. It has a drawer on the base which allows it to be free-standing on the table. There are 7 rows of 10 threads and as you can see, I still have room for one or 20 more!! He will make it to your own specifications. I asked for an extra row to be added, and it was. If I had asked for an extra two or three rows, I am sure he would have done that too.. Thank you. It looks rather nice with all the lovely shiny threads on it!!
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Friday, 12 October 2007
This is the reason I wont make a million dollars doing embroidery!! I wanted to flip it over - end over end. It did that ok, and I didn't check anything further. After it had stitched the black and was starting on the orange, I suddenly realised that it hadn't turned out as I had planned!! I am sure it doesn't say in the instruction book that when something is flipped it also needs to be turned.... I decided to finish it as a constant reminder to check things properly. :)
Friday, 5 October 2007
Here it is at last.. the finished quilt.. and The Princess loves it to bits. I love blue painters tape!! Without it, I wouldn't have been able to do the quilting in the middle. I just did straight lines for the borders because I have no imagination!! This is the first quilt I have done that isn't just stitch in the ditch!!! I am happy with it and glad I tried something different.. I have been making quilts for years so it is about time I did different