Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #153 ~ That Time of the Year

One of Mr. G's Perfect Shirts

***********************
Thanks to the FREE programs:
 Photoscape for downsizing, watermarking &  other photo editing.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bunting Babies

        Not every project turns out as successful as you would have liked.
       Would children today have the imagination to play with these?
I would have loved these as a child.  They would have been a classroom of students.  I played school all the time.
       This was an in the hoop embroidery project.  I believe I found the file on The SewingForum.com. 
*********************
Thanks to the FREE programs:
 Photoscape for downsizing, watermarking &  other photo editing.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Fast Card Stockings

        Folks at my church trade Christmas Cards during Christmas time.  This year, I decided to make Christmas Card stockings.  The idea came from an Eleanor Burns video on You-Tube.
         


I drew a stocking large enough for a gift card, using an old hotel key card to make my pattern.  






********************************

 Cut a 2 inch wide piece that will be longer than the top of the stocking.  Stretch knit works great.
 A cord is looped and placed in the stitch line before stitching




Tip: A triple stitch looks better than this single stitch.

Triple stitch used here.
The template was found here.
Download stocking pattern here.
Because the template is a jpg I pulled it up on Pic Monkey to add text and design.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Quilt Review From Shows Toured



 .... and fabric shops.


**********************************************
Thanks to the FREE program

 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo & other alterations to pictures.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich


Turkey dinners over?
Nuf said.

*********************
Thanks to the FREE programs:
 Photoscape for downsizing, watermarking &  other photo editing.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #152 ~ Christmas Reflection Time

The reason for the since is.............
***********************
Thanks to the FREE programs:
 Photoscape for downsizing, watermarking &  other photo editing.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bell Chimers

My electronic bell chimers.







***************************************
Thanks to the FREE programs:
 Photoscape for downsizing, watermarking &  other photo editing.
 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Ornament Cards

 After the receiver gets this Christmas card, they can cut out the ornament and hang it on a tree.







********************************
 Cut card stock in half for 2 cards.
Cut out a 3 inch circle for a pattern.

 Place the pattern on the front of the card in position desired
 Place fabric over pattern.
Use a water soluble pin to trace the circle.
 To make the top of the ornament, another pattern of your choice can be used.



Start stitching in the position shown.
A triple stitch was used.
Once around the circle, proceed to stitch the top of the ornament.
This is a time when the Stitch Sampler came in handy.
 Choose stitches to decorate the ornament.


 Using the circle pattern,
draw circle on another piece of fabric that will go on the back of the front of the card.
Back the circle with some stabilizer from your scrap pile.
Use templates of the words Merry Christmas to aid in placement on the circle. 
Stitch the words.
AFTER words are stitched,
place the "Merry Christmas" circle on the back of the front of the card.
To attach the "Merry Christmas" circle, 
stitch over the front ornament with a single stitch.
 Remove stabilizer used on back of front of card.
Fold fabric back along the edge of the card,
using ruler and water soluble marker, mark line 1/4 inch from 
all 4 edges then top stitch all 4 sides.
Trim edges with pinking sheers.
Trim all threads.
Stitch gold cord through the card as shown.
Tie at the top.
An envelope can be made from 1 sheet of paper.
***
Hope your receivers enJOY the ornament from this card.
***********************************************
Thanks to the FREE programs:
 Photoscape for downsizing, watermarking &  other photo editing.
Pic Monkey
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

You might like these too