I am sure, like everyone else in the U.S. who is cooking Thanksgiving dinner, today is prep day.
Before I get to Taylor’s procedure, let’s talk sewing!
The “Perfect Pear Pattern’ is up. The instructions and pattern can be found here (tutorial removed for now – check back this Winter to see why). There are two sizes included, a large (5″ x 4 1/2″) and small (3 1/2″ x 3″) and either can be used as decoration, pincushion, or holiday decorating.
Have fun and happy sewing!
You wouldn’t know it, but I am the owner of an embroidery machine. I think that I burned myself out on embroidery – it seemed like there was only so much you could do with the machine. I’ve read the internet sites and the magazines that try to help you ‘think outside the hoop” as the book puts it, but there hasn’t been a source that emcomapssed it all until I got ahold of the book Machine Embroidery Wild & Wacky.
Lori, my Stocking Swap partner’s box arrived today! On the right is a peek inside of the package she sent. One of the first things I spotted was CANDY! Of course, that was the first thing I pulled out – so I sat on the floor eating candy, opening presents like a 5 year old would on Christmas morning (I’m releasing my inner child today).
Ever since I discovered the site, Threadbared.com, I was hooked. For those who haven’t yet visited their webpage, it’ sort of a Go Fug Yourself for crafters – minus the celebrities. So, it was no suprise that when Mary Watkins and Kimberly Wrenn announced they were writing a book, I got very excited.
It’s dark, rainy, and blustery outside today and for once, I have no place to go – no errands to run, no volunteering to do. Consequently, it’s noon and I’m still in my pajamas. I’ve spent the entire morning fiddling with fabric. And after numerous failed attempts, I’ve made a pear pincushion andor holiday ornament: