Sunday, April 17, 2011

Is it full moon??

Three weather systems happening today, maybe more, I don't know. Snow showers, wind blowing the showers every which way, sun, all clear, and then it repeats itself. So I stayed home and practised; free-style on the sewing machine takes a lot of control, you have to almost be doing the opposite of normal stitching, using your fingers to guide the fabric, and making that switch isn't easy.

My silly machine tells me to use an embroidery hoop to pull the fabric tight, but my embroidery hoop won't slide under the needle (when lifted, of course). Manuals can be so mysterious sometimes. I used a piece of stiffened fabric instead. Marthaaaaaaaaaa! (Martha knows everything; I always go to her!)

Be good to your friends -- Kevin Bacon.


  1. Very cool! It is quite an interesting face.

  2. Take the needle out, then put in the fabric and hoop and then put the needle back in :) Having said all that -- I rarely use a hoop -- but thicker fabric is easier -- or stiffened using interfacing or starch.
    I'm freezing today. And the warmth doesn't seem like it's coming any time soon either.

  3. You did really well! Martha will be getting lots of emails, now that we know she knows everything. I have been looking for someone like that!!


  4. How wonderful! I love to play with free motion sewing, but just like anything practice practice practice.............even though it is suppose to look the way it does, it is hard to just let the machine freely sew!

  5. Now this piece is a free sewing triumph!! Martha will be so proud!

  6. Mercury is in retrograde I think

  7. Anonymous8:35 a.m.

    I love looking at this portrait.

  8. Hi Collette! Thanks for your sweet comments about Avery :)!

    I have a hard time with free motion sewing as well- it's harder than it looks!!


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