OK... so... stippling.
Not so much a "natural" thing! LOL Although... it could be really fun! I finally got my machine figured out... had to really crank up the tension, and lowered the stitch to 0 . The hard part was having the pedal to the metal, and hearing the needle going 100mph, and NOT trying to zoom your hands around! LOL!! High speed needle, medium speed hands. DEFINITELY going to take some practice!!! :D
This is a quick picture of my first try. Found out that this LITTLE (12x12?) sandwhich was even hard to control, as my hands kept slipping. I'm told having quilting gloves will help with that. So now I need to go find a pair! I just know once I have the weight of the quilt on there, it is going to be a booger to move around freely like this! And no... sigh... i didn't win the long arm quilting give away :(
AND ... sigh... Jacque is NOT going to quilt all my quilts for me... UNLESS I win the awesome Janome sewing machine and then give it to her! LOLOL THEN she will quilt all my quilts for me!
Soo.. guess i better learn how to do this, huh? LOL Or become a really good customer of Russ'!!
Got the white quilt sandwhiched and pinned and ready to go. Just waiting on some quilting thread that I ordered... going to try this thread from www.connectingthreads.com that Crazy Mom Quilts reccomends. The thing that really caught my attention was that you get 5,000 yards on a spool !! Unlike those little bitty spools of quilting thread for $4 a piece, and you go through what... about 50 0f them?!? LOL it feels like it!! So hoping this is GOOD thread - for that price, and that much I will be doing the happy dance if it is!!! I'll let ya know how it goes! Hoping to try quilting it this weekend! Oy. Wish me luck!! LOL
So last weekend we went to the ballpark market. Like a little antiquy flea market. :) I didn't buy much, just a couple things. And my husband thinks i was nuts to spend $5 on this...
But hey... #1 it is a great idea! #2 will i EVER get around to putting one together myself?!? NOPE!! So it was worth the 5 bucks!! LOL I hung it in my sewing room right above my sewing machine. Great for clipping ideas up on.. inspirational thoughts, fabrics, things you dont want to forget!
AND I got this darling basket!! Perfect for my wool strips that seem to multiply all by themselves! Cute, huh?
I like it!!
I got a few other things... cant mention them here as they are gifts for other peeps that read the blog. Sooo... that's about all I know today! Will be down at the shop all day tomorrow. And the Old Glory fair is this weekend! woohooo!!! Looking forward to that, as I go every year! Will be missing my son though, as he usually goes with me and we make a day of it.
Wish he still liked to hang with his mom! :(
Any of you are welcome to come with if you want! It's a prim junkers heaven!
Hope you have blessed weekend!