Back to School Face Masks

 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.

Blessings, Diane

Working on a Table Runner


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.

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Thread Catcher and Coasters


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.

Blessings, Diane

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New Embroidery Machine


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 PeaPickle Designs, SWAK embroidery, Kreative KIWI,  Embroidery  This is just a small few I have visited and what is available to shop from.

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