Monday, January 9, 2012

Playing with the sewing machine

 Don't you just love picking fabrics and threads and trims to start a new project?  I do.
In fact I think I could spend a lot of time planning and not much actually stitching.
My husband is out this evening and so I have my sewing machine on the kitchen bench, the 20/20 cricket is on the radio and I can see out my kitchen window: the sun is just disappearing now.  Daylight savings is great.

The second pic shows the stitching I have done this evening.  The colour is not good but never mind.  I have stitched ribbons and trims onto the fabric with the doiley attached.  Over the top I have added burgundy nylon tulle and stitched it down with matching and contrasting threads. 

I managed to break one needle: I serviced the machine last week but forgot to change the needle.  It really needed a thicker, stronger needle anyway so now it is done.

The batting and lining are downstairs so it will have to wait until tomorrow.  

It really is good to be doing something creative. 


Anonymous said...

Great bright and cheery selections. I need that pink to keep me going in the cold. xox Corrine

Linda said...

Dian, the colours look really lovely to me on this monitor, as does your stitching. I know exactly how you feel when you describe thread/trim choice for new projects. I spend far too much time planning!! This is going to make something quite special I'm sure. It is good to just get in make something, isn't it.

Jensters said...

A lovely pink the same too with the planning but its all part of the what im seeing x

WandarArt.Stitch said...

Dianne All is Beautiful , Im Love it!,
many hugz.....