Thursday, 24 July 2008

Off To America...!

Here it is.. finally! This is the card I have made for Susan Lenz from CyberFyber. It is probably the same as millions of others, but it is a new technique for me. I haven't used my embellisher before so this is my first attempt at anything with it.. it was such fun that I think I will be doing lots more with it....!! The next lot I do, I think I will do a small machine embroidery on it too, just to see how it works! I am sure there will be dozens of swaps and one of them has to be suitable for this sort of technique :)

Talking of technique, I just put some bits of wool together and pushed and pulled madly through the needles. I then added some rayon embroidery threads that were left over from various embroideries. After that was all mashed together, I tried putting a piece of organza over it and putting that through the machine but it just shredded it and there is barely anything left of it. I thought it needed a bit of sparkle so I used some metallic gold thread and did some of the fancy stitches on the sewing machine, and then some free motion work, to finish it off. The edging is done with rayon satin stitch. I am quite please with it..

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Can I win?

I am attempting to do the impossible tonight... win something !! Sue Daley is giving away a pattern if you leave a message on her blog. First time for everything I guess and you have to be in it to win it !

This is a little quilt I made for the top of the lounge where the cat sleeps. I wasn't concentrating and put one of the centre rows in upside down. Oh well.. it wont be entered in any shows so it doesn't matter. I now need to make 2 more for the top of the other cushions because he refuses to sleep on this unless he is put there. Stoopid cat.

It is made from 6" 9 patches and cobblestone blocks I received in a swap. I really must get back into that next year, I am running low on 9 patches and cobblestone blocks. They are so handy to throw together and make a quick quilt, small or large..