Monday, April 9, 2012

Pay It Forward - note at end!

It has been a roller coaster few weeks, I blinked and March was gone. I had a job offer last week in February and started right away.Spent the first week out at Head office in Minneapolis, week three included a trip to Florida and last week I was back in Minneapolis again.

I treated myself to a new sewing machine to celebrate the job, I bought the Pfaff Creative Sensation and I am very happy with it. One of the first things I did was create a stitch index (I got the idea from a Craftsy.com class) It took a long time given how many stitches there are on the Sensation but was well worth the effort. I would never have guessed how some of them would have stitched out from the image on the screen. I strongly recommend that you do this. stitchbook The way that I did it was to line the fabric with iron on interfacing then run through the stitches. I then took 2 sheets put them back to back and used my serger around the edges. I wrote the stitch number against each one with a sharpie.

DSC01729 Other than that I have not had a lot of time to sew on my machine. I did try out the embroidery attachment and made a nice block to put in the center of my wall hanging.

DSC01726 with all my travel I have been trying to focus on projects that I can carry with me. To that end I tried some hand quilting on my 12 days of Christmas small quilt.First time I worked with wool batting as well. I quite like the puffy feel that it gives.

DSC01733 I have also been knitting a lot I have knitted this shawlshawl and I am on my fourth pair of socksDSC01730

Now to the leader of this post – PAY IT FORWARD – today in the mail I received a parcel from Joan at Moosestashquilting.blogspot.com. Last year I had signed up to be a part of this and then I forgot all about it. I was so thrilled when I saw what was inside. it was this great tile trivet with the cute pizza cover and a great towel with the embroidery and last but by no means list the fixings to make a pizza Smile

DSC01731 DSC01732 I would like to keep this going so all you “crafty” people out there. Please leave me a comment if you want to do this and I will randomly select a name. All I ask is that you also do the same and pay it forward.

6 comments:

  1. Who hoo! New job - new machine, life can't get much better than that. So glad you had fun with the PIF and are going to keep it going! I have an Ellisimo machine with about a million built in stitches that I have never played with. I am taking a page out of your book and starting my own little stitch book! Great idea!!

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    1. Love the Ellisimo and you would be amazed how different the stitches are when you stitch them out -- it is time consuming but well worth the effort

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  2. Lynne,

    I got a new machine last fall and I decided to do something similar. I am making a machine cover for my new Singer Quantum L-500, and decorating it all around with the various stitches the machine can do. This way I will always have the stitch examples with the machine.

    Take Care,
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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    1. Hi Paul,
      Thanks for dropping by, just added your blog to my list. I like your stitch cover idea as well.

      keep quilting
      Lynne

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  3. The Pfaff stitch guide is a great idea - such a time saver! easy to think you'll remember what you've done, but time passes and we forget. Good to have these visual records!
    Thanks for your comments on my blog - hope you get chance to overindulge in yorkshire pud and mushy peas when you're over here next time!
    Lizzie

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