Support for a fellow embroiderer
Another quilted piece of embroidery


This is very late this week.  I have been helping friends clean up after all this rain so there hasn't been much sewing just lots of washing.

I did cut out my woollen skirt and get all the edges overlocked.  That wasn't easy!  My overlocker and I have a love hate relationship.  I spent the most part of a whole day to get it working properly.  I had to replace needles and then the re-threading.  I always had a teachers aide to help me in the class room with this so never really learnt how it should be done.  I've learnt now.  Still a lot of work to do on this one. ( I am making style E)

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And I have finally started work on the quilting of my embroidered quilt.

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My local quilt shop closed down and I haven't been able to find a long arm quilter so I have to do it myself.   I have now finished all the straight quilting to hold everything in place, that was a whole days work.  Now I have to decide if I will free motion quilt some of it or keep to a straight line type of quilting.  I might even hand quilt around the embroideries.  Decisions, decisions.


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Queenie Patch

I also have a love hate relationship with my Elna sewing machine. As soon as I get upset with her I shut her up in the closet and return to hand stitching.
However, we were good friends when I made the toy elephant, coasters and greeting cards.
I have never used a baby lock machine and don't really know what it is for.
Good luck with your work.

Carolyn Foley

The overlocker is called a serger in the USA.  It neatens the edge of the fabric and cuts it at the same time.  They do not sew slow only flat out.  Some people have wonderful skills on these machines.  My skills are basic.


There are always more decisions to make!

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