Thursday, December 29, 2016

Machine embroidery Christmas ideas

I made these for Christmas presents this year. It is just an idea of what you can do with the items you have around the house.
You can pick any design you want. There are several places on the internet where you can purchase designs. I like to purchase them in value packs.
It is a full size towel, hand towel and a washcloth.

Settlemen Cookbook given to me

This cookbook was given to me by a dear friend. I wanted to share it with you and what was inside the cookbook ❤❤❤❤
Now this is the note right inside to cookbook ( I really love this lady!! who else would have taken the time to write a note?)

Next thing I found was green stamps.!! You remember green stamps???

This next picture is a bit fuzzy ( my fault ) but I wanted to point out it showed correct place setting. Who knows that now??

Last but not least I found this cut out. and I thought to myself how inspiring!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Quilts from 1966

This was an experiment to see how difficult it would be to post an adobe file to my blog. It is working great. Now there are two pictures of quilts from 1966 in this file. To see it I had to copy and paste it in the search bar.
This is opening up a whole new world of things we can do ❤💙💙💚💛💜

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Prairie Bonnets

This year one of the gifts I made for friends was prairie bonnets. This has been such a hard year I felt like everyone needed some fun. They were a big hit. 😃
 These are mop Caps - I made several to be worn during the Christmas time. I told them well Mrs. Clause wears them so have fun. They can also be used as sleeping caps.

The following are Prairie caps. I had been watching Little House on the Prairie lately and wanting several of these. I never expected them to be so popular. I made several with different types of interfacing in the bib. Light weight was ok, Heavy not so good. I also tried some left over batting from quilts and that was my favorite. I would suggest medium weight if you do not have batting. I cheated and did not hand stick the bill to the cap and as such had a stitch line that was undesirable. I masked it with lace. The next ones will have the hand stitch I believe it will improve the overall appearance.

Just as a ending note the white caps were made from a king size white flat sheet. As you can guess I had plenty left over. I tried to make a apron to match an the pattern did not work out ( More likely the sewer did not work the pattern correctly-- I know that one is the truth LOL)