Monday, October 26, 2015

Design Wall Monday 10 - 26 - 2015

Hum, I dropped out of view for a little over a week.  Nothing bad happening, just busy as all get out! I have sewn 4 seams in the last week +.  But I've been embroidering like crazy. Here's what I've done in the last week. 

Ellie's birthday party was Saturday so I had a lot of fun embroidering a cute little jeans jacket. Before I put the design on the jacket I stitched it out on white twill fabric.  I'm thinking that will be made up into a tote bag or maybe a sewing machine cover. Check out the next picture down.  I was able to stitch a design on the collar too.  Thanks to Dorothy for expert instruction.

Since no jacket is complete without a top and jeans, I embroidered some balloons from the same set on the shirt. The jeans didn't get any special treatment. 

I also made Halloween shirts for all the grands. Ellie got the dog pumpkin.  Hmmm, I wonder if I should have used a larger design on that one. 

Natalie got a kitty cat sitting in front of the moon.  Nice thing is these shirts get handed down so Ellie may get them in the future. 
Sophie got the cool ghost with the hat in her formerly favorite color, blue.  I hear she is now a "red" girl.  Good thing I found out before I do the Christmas presents.... 
The four inner borders for this quilt is the only actual sewing I did this week. This will be a donation quilt to the nursing home we support.   I am so ready to get back to my quilting.  But darn, I have several more ideas for embroidering. But no more embroidery for a while. I'm ready to actually do some more piecing. I have several quilts to quilt for customers so those will be up next.  
I  leave you with a pumpkin scene that was in front of a Mexican restaurant.  Someone has a good sense of humor.  

Since I didn't post last week I'll skip my review of my goals last week.  Yes, I did write up and tried to accomplish those goals. Here are my goals for the upcoming week. 

Week of October 26, 2015
Quilt one charity quilt
Finish current cross stitch project
Work on Easy Street Blocks
Start working on Christmas presents
Add final border to Zig Zag quilt

I'm linking up with Monday Making, Main Crush Monday and Design Wall Monday.  (I'll add Monday Making when it gets posted and I get back to it.) 

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Embroidery counts as sewing! But it doesn't use up much stash. Do you have a separate embroidery machine? Pumpkin carving has gotten so clever!

  2. Your Grands are fortunate to get all the adorable embroidered shirts and coats. They must be the envy of all their friends.

  3. All those designs are so cute! I really like the cat, but hen I am partial to cats.

  4. Very cute shirts! I bet those are very popular with your grands. Hope you get in some good stitching time this week.

  5. Cute tops! Your embroidery is wonderful.

  6. I love love love the quilt (displayed on the fence) on your cover page. Those colors of the quilt matchperfectly wioth th epinl-purple-fuchsia blossoms on the tree.
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  7. What cute tops! What wonderful work you do.

  8. Wow! That embroidery is GREAT!

  9. I love your embroidery. An embroidery machine is top on my wish list! Did you know there is glow in the dark thread for use in embroidery? I saw it at a local sewing store and they made ghosts with it. Too cool! Your grand children will love their new threads! Thanks for linking up to MCM. :)


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