Friday, November 29, 2013

More Instant Gratification.......

Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.
— Robert Fulghum



So before I became a "quilter"........I used to sew up a storm......back in those days I would whip up a project in just a few days because (like most of us) I've always had to squeeze my sewing time in between raising kids, going to work, cooking dinner.....you know the drill.............

I've missed those "instant gratification" days and so this week I made some "in the hoop" Christmas ornaments and a mantel scarf and I even squeezed in a quickie thread catcher and replaced a zipper in my Dad's thermal vest!

Here, first, is the mantel scarf.....made from machine embroidery patterns called "Blue Nativity".....I used a piece of gold velour I had had in my stash for years.............


 I added the extra Star and Lettering to the top of each of the panels....................(guess who spelled "Myrrh" wrong?)





 After adding the gold trim to the edges, I notice they are a little curled but they really don't look as curly "in real life" as they do in the photo.....I may just leave it like that..........


 Here are the "in the hoop" ornaments...........front and back...............I used felt on the round ones and fabric on the other two...............I have been experimenting with different fabrics using my machine embroidery........

 
and last, but not least..............with all the ME I've been doing, my floor is constantly full of thread cuttings so I quickly fashioned a thread catcher to place right by the machine......



It will also serve as a "pre-catcher" for all the stuff that seems to fall from my hand into the trash can below.....you know, the spool guard.....the needle threader......embroidery spools......can't tell you how many times I've had to go fishing in the trash can to find something I dropped.....lol......

and I guess that is all I have to show you today..........I'm off to work again tonight so I'll talk to you again later...............
Ta-ta for now.................



 

6 good friend(s) left a comment:

sunny said...

Your blue and gold mantel cover is beautiful! Doesn't it feel good to have a few finishes??

shez said...

wow Ida you have been making some awesome projects,well done and have a good night at work.xx

Melody said...

Fabulous stitching

Hilachas said...

That's a gorgeous mantle thing you've made AND no one knows what myrrh or myhrr is, much less how to spell it so you spelling is fine. I can't wait to see it. The ornaments too. They are all so pretty. And I'm glad you made that thread catcher. Finally, haha. I need to make one some day...

Needled Mom said...

The mantle cover is gorgeous! I would have never noticed the spelling. The ornaments are also wonderful. In the hoop? That is great.

I really need to make one of those thread catchers for my machine. HA! Is that one of our year's project in SWFs?????

Helen said...

Your mantle cover looks lovely as do your ornaments. All beautiful work !!!!