Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Machine Embroidery

No sewing done yesterday.  Bub only slept for 40 minutes and in the evening when I normally sew I was working out an embroidery design on the computer for a friend.

I have a lovely embroidery machine which I paid good money for, and I spent the money on computer software to make up my own designs, but I hardly use either!

I just decided to go back through my blog and find what I'd used it for in the last two years.  I didn't find much, and some of them are actually projects I completed before I started my blog, but here goes

The name on my mini book bag

The centre designs on my kimono girls quilt

The faces on the teddies I made for the Hope Softies and Dolly Drive (although they were actually done on my old machine and then stored away waiting to become teddies!)

The name label on toy bags I made for my nephew a few years ago

A needle book and pin cushion for Mother's Day

A blankie for a friend who had a baby (using the embroidery applique technique)

My neice and nephew's library bags (a few years apart)

A camping mini-quilt for my mother

Darts shirts for my dad

Okay, so maybe that looks like a lot but all except one of them were done in 2009.  Didn't intend for this post to be a retrospective but sometimes you never know where a post will go until you start writing it.

As for what I was working on last night, it's just a monogram for a Harry Potter costume.  Hopefully I'll remember to take photos to show you when it's sewn.


  1. What a fabulous selection of projects! I love the kimono quilt - and those library bags are brilliant!

    One day I'm going to get myself one of those embroiderly sewing machines! It's on my wishlist!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Lovely work Karen!! I do love to see nice pieces of embroidery included in different pieces!!!



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