I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Valentine Kitchen Combo: Hearts & Chocolate


I absolutely love cross-stitch  by machine! It is so easy and you really can't tell it wasn't done by hand.  This pretty heart was stitched on a white kitchen towel with a red striped border.


I combined it with a chocolate brown cotton knitted dishcloth that I made. I have made several of these and I thought this set made a nice gift for a friend.

Do you like them??

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Happy Valentine's Pencils


It was a long January, but hopefully spring is coing and more sewing and fun things are ahead! These emoji pencil toppers were for Andy to give with his Valentine cards.

I got this design  for $1 at Ronel's. It has 8 different faces, but we chose 4 and I combined them to stitch 12 at  once in my 200x300 hoop. What a joy to have the large hoops!! In just 2 rounds I had 24 toppers done. I trimmed and glued  them to some fun pencils. I think they look great! Best of all, Andy liked them and so did his classmates!

Friday, November 30, 2018

More Christmas Embroidered Towels!

My Dream machine has hardly stopped this week. I have been digitizing several Christmas designs for my shop and testing them, as well as filling some orders for kitchen towels and making others just for fun!

Katie picked the color scheme for this one. Cranberry on a gray towel. I love how cozy this scene is!


This one is beautiful! It is a very tall design and fits perfectly on a folded towel. This one is over 26,000 stitches. I had a spool of gold Sulky thread I thought would be pretty and it is- but it ran out with 112 stitches left. Can you spot where I finished it with a different gold?


This one is a very quick, light design. The red and green make it feel very festive to me. Wouldn't you like to spend a couple of days  in that cabin sewing and baking cookies with your loved ones??
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