Will you look at that? Does that say Spring, or what? Isn’t it beautiful? Sandy, I love it to death!! The stitching is so dainty and perfect. The birdsilkie is darling!! And look at how Sandy carried the silkie a bit further by employing 3-D techniques with lace flowers and silk ribbon embroidery. Not only does it enhance the print, but helps to softly frame the print, blurring the hard edge.
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I have pieced a “Snowball” (a 3.5” circle to trade) for Connie, but have not photographed it yet. I will get a picture before I stitch it this weekend. I hand pieced it not only because of the curves, but because my d*** sewing machine is in the shop. Well, it’s not the sewing machine’s fault, actually. It is just there for a cleaning and “tune up”. The tension has been wacko for weeks. So, when it gets back all nice and serviced and in good working order, I am selling it. It’s a 15-year old Viking (Husqvarna) that has been OK, but has always had tension issues.
And after doing a lot of research (consumer reviews and reading), I am going to get a Brother PC-420 PRW (limited edition Project Runway) sewing machine. See the Amazon picture and information here. I think part of it will be my birthday present, and Crazy by Design will pay for the rest. I am gearing up to begin stitching boutique items for the spring-summer boutique season here, and need a reliable machine. I am so excited!!!!! It has 294 stitches and 3 alphabets. And costs almost $100 less than the Viking I bought 15 years ago.
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And finally, yesterday was Londay (the day we watch our DGD London). We only watch her for half days now because we have a hard time keeping up with an active 2 ½ year old. No kidding. Now I know what they mean by “silence is golden”, hehehe. London is a total chatterbox and rarely stops talking or singing or commenting. Yesterday she was trying to get up on the daybed in her room. Actually, it’s our guest room where we keep her porta-crib. But that is being put away this weekend because she will not stay in it. I just pull out the trundle from the daybed. Of course, she won`t stay in that, either. You know 2-year-olds. They`re in charge. They wear you down. But I digress.
London was climbing on the bed, saying “I need clenentine”. I couldn’t figure out what she meant until she grabbed the stuffed Panda teddy bear. We (Bruce and I) had sung to her “Oh My Darling Clementine” a couple weeks ago, and we had decided to name the teddy bear “Clementine”. So, she came out and held the bear and sang “Clementine” with us.
London is getting into Grammy’s yogurt and strawberries. Note that she has the same thing on HER plate, but that’s not as exciting I guess. :-)
Someone should award a Nobel Peace Prize to the person who invented Sippy Cups.
Until next time,