Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Thread Stand

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!!

Friday, 12 October 2007

The Reason I wont Make a Million Dollars

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

Borders at Last!

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