Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter Sewing

 

Yesterday and today I finally made it upstairs into my studio to do a few things.  But first, this……

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had to be turned into this…

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AAHHHHHH….much better!!!!

The first thing that I wanted to do was get a few pieces ready to send to my Mother so that she has stuff to work on.   She had previously embroidered 4 blocks and wanted some more to do, so I got out the light box and started tracing designs……

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I cant remember if I have already mentioned this tip, but I was told to use a blue Prisma Color pencil to draw the patterns.  It seems to have worked well with the first set of designs so I used it again today.

Next was something fun…..I finished the Valentines mug rug that I started back in February….see the original post HERE.  The bright red color in the photo on that page dried to a much softer and nicer pink and I added a few quilting lines to the background.

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I searched high and low for a fabric to use on the binding and my eye settled on a small piece of Japanese silk that was given to me years ago.  I think that it made a nice frame for this small piece.

So, with one project completed, I can enjoy a cup of tea and some kicking back  time for Easter…….

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Hope you enjoyed your holiday too!!!

2 comments:

Karen said...

Good to see you enjoying time in your sewing room again.
Lovely to see the mug rug finished.

Maggi said...

Lovely mug rug, the binding fabric works really well. Glad to see that you are back in your studio and also that your mum is going to be getting some new embroideries to do soon. Is she settling well into her new home?

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