I need to reward myself
MITTENS

WIPW

I have finished the candle-wicking design I said I would stitch for the sale table at the guild.  It is some time since I have done any of this type of work but I found that some of the tricks, like using a big frame and resting it on the edge of the table, came back to me.  The thread wasn't the easiest to work with because it was old.  I found it in an Op shop but I know it will wash up well and look the part. I bought half a metre of fabric from Ikea for the cushion back.  This only cost $4.50 and I know that the quality will be good. 

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When I looked carefully at it I realised that the weave was quite open, so I took the embroidery and this piece of fabric and washed them.  They have both come out of the washing machine in very good condition with the fabric only shrinking about 1%. 

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  It is now finished and I just need to buy an insert.

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I am still stitching the bindings on the place-mats, which takes as long as the quilting but they should be finished this week.

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I have finished a couple of them.

And I am teaching a class this weekend so have been preparing kits.  All packed and ready to go.

 

 

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Rachel

Lots of lovely progress!

Carolyn Foley


The trick is to relax and enjoy the process.  Music helps as well.

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