Saturday, January 15, 2011
I managed to get my 1st block for the Birdie Stitches Block of the Month pieced and traced while my husband was out of town. I have a nice little sewing room but set I up the sewing machine in my bedroom in front of the tv for a few days. It was nice to have a bit of noise in the background as I was sewing late at night.
Nice light box, don't you think!
I only remembered to put the stabilizer on the back of the block after I pieced the top and bottom squares. (Distracted by the tv, perhaps?) But I got it on there. I waited a couple of days after I traced the pattern to start my embroidery and my disappearing ink had already started to fade so I had to retrace. I had to laugh. I guess I need to move a little faster!
I started on the snowman with 6 strands and had a very tough time pulling thread through the stabilizer and fabric. So with a sore finger, I headed off to Stitch On to ask for some advice. I got a little rubber circle that I can grab the needle with and help pull it. It reminds me of those rubber jar openers you might have hiding in your kitchen and it cost about $2. I'm going to pull out the little bit of pink I started last night, switch to 4 threads and see if that helps. So far I'm enjoying it and working on getting my stitches a bit more consistent.
It dawned on me last night as I was stitching that this isn't my first embroidery. I worked on a piece while I was visiting family in Tennessee a couple of years ago and haven't finished it up. I need to pull that out and do something with it. Maybe a pillow. I'll keep you posted.
Have you discovered any forgotten UFO's recently?