I was asked to make Face Masks for the local church school staff. I gladly accepted the opportunity. Being so new to using my embroidery machine I quickly found it a challenge to figure out the proper stabilizer and tension to use for the embroidery designs. I found some nice designs to use. It did take me quite a bit of time to complete the task. I am very happy with the results. The school staff were also pleased with the finished masks. See the beautiful results.
I have been working on a table runner. I LOVE these quilt block squares from Tattered Stitch Embroideries. There are several different floral designs to choose from. I have purchased almost all of them. What will I create next with the designs?? You can even stitch out the blue border part and put in a design of your choice if you want. I really like that these designs are not too dense. I made them into 8"x 8" squares. The designs come in 4-5 sizes. This is such a deal as so many places charge you for the same design in each different size. Took some shopping to find a matching blue fabric I liked for the border. I want to put a white border around the outside. I think what I have here may work beautifully. I have used the same squares to make some coasters. I think they will be beautiful for pin cushions also. Join the Facebook group. So many wonderful ladies sharing their projects, ideas and help when you are stuck.
I needed a thread catcher and found this pattern from Engineered in Stitches, a Facebook group. It is all done In The Hoop. Look up a video for the technique. It really is a different method of putting a project together. I really like the colors.
The thread catcher did take me a bit to figure out how to assemble. I left the pin cushion off the project. It suits me better to put under my machine. My coasters are perfect the Summer.
With the Covid-19 Pandemic keeping us all home many are needing to keep busy somehow. I have lot's of hobbies to keep me busy. A friend shared with me her embroidery machine. I must say I was intrigued about what I could possibly make. A local shop was having a online sale. I decided to buy a embroidery machine. I treated myself to a Brother Essence Innovis VM5200. I really like that it have 3 hoops so I can embroider different sized projects. It also sews like a basic machine and does quilting.
I have been having fun making a few projects. I have make pin cushions, coasters and working on a table runner. One thing that becomes addicting is buying embroidery designs. I have really come to like the the designs by Tattered Stitches Embroideries, She has some really nice items. I have also shopped from Embroidery Library, Sweet Pea, Pickle Designs, SWAK embroidery, Kreative KIWI, Embroidery Designs.com This is just a small few I have visited and what is available to shop from.