An experiment
An old sad song


I am still working on preparing my applique blocks for my hen quilt.  This is the slow part but once this is done the stitching will be straight forward.

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The problem has been thinking in reverse, again, and every so often I find I have fused the Steam-a seam to the wrong side of the fabric or haven't reversed the pattern.

I am stitching out ideas for another "Children's Class".  This will be for someone else to teach not me.  I do enjoy the mental challenge of designing classes, especially for children.  The age span is some times from 4 to 14 years of age, male and female, and coming up with a design that cover that scope is a challenge.  I have put  quite a few techniques into the design and the idea is that they can be cut back or expanded to suit the student's experience and skill.

The finished item is based on necklaces that I have seen in other countries, like this one from Asia.

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I have based the design on the "sacred heart" which is a common theme in South America.  Lillys are an important design element in this region so I think they need to be added to the design. I am using a button hole stitch to make these.

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This could be cut back to get a small spray for beginners.

If there are advanced stitchers, or boys, I thought the Mexican Eye motive might be good. (I will put this on the back or the other embroidery.) This could be made into a key holder or a charm for a back pack.  I might even add a few beads to this.

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I can't remember how to make a 4 strand cord  to hang the piece using cardboard templates but have a friend who says she will show me.  (How can I forget this after making it for years on end?)

My hand is still painful so all my stitching is slow.




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Carolyn Foley

That fox started off rather sinister but now just looks sly.

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