Saturday, May 11, 2013
Pile of Potholders and My Jane M8 and M9
Encouraging Words of the Day:
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4 NIV
I've been sewing like crazy making potholders to use as some of my Christmas gifts. I needed to learn to use my new embroidery machine so I made all sorts of centers for the potholders and now I've finished up most of them. I don't even know how many I made but here is a pile of them.
Counted them. There are 14 of them. Glad that's done.
Then I worked on "My Jane" for a while. Here are M-8 and M-9.
M-8 went together easily via paper-piecing BUT,
M-9 came out rather crooked, ok really crooked. It was also paper-pieced but those corners were horrible to make come out even. As you can see, mine are rather skewed. M-8 looks good and was done quickly. I worked on M-9 forever and it still looks strange. I will learn to love it because that's as good as it's getting.
We're leaving our beautiful Texas Hill Country ranch tomorrow. It's been a wonderful visit but we're headed back to west Texas tomorrow. I need to go get my prep work done so I can sew for the 6-hours it takes us to get back to El Paso.
That is all.