Thursday, May 5, 2016

Just having fun -

Thanks, everybody for your input - I really appreciate your comments and suggestions - ;))

I decided to use a "stipple" pattern on the Christmas placemats -

And found some "on a roll" in my stash of supplies -

So I practiced stitching that on my old practice piece -

But the scale was too big -

So I found a smaller stencil and used a "Frixion" pen to mark it out -

And it didn't look too bad - ;))

Then I marked a second one with an air-eraseable marker and the silly marks started to disappear before I had a chance to stitch them - so I said to heck with it - and just "went for it" on the last three -

And they didn't turn out looking too bad, either - ;))

Then I thought I would try the same thing on the bottom portion of another placemat in the pile -

Can you see the stitching? -

Me neither - which was part of my problem with using a white thread - it blended in very nicely - so nicely that I couldn't tell what I had quilted and what I hadn't - until I looked on the back and then I saw that my stitches were a bit too long - ;))

Oh, well - I know that I need a LOT more practice -

But I don't mind -

Like anything else -

I have to be willing to invest the time it takes -

To learn to do something really well -

And I am - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Katie - I think "stipple" is my least favorite design - but I'm trying - ;))

  2. Good job. I am okay at stippling, but sometimes I cross lines. Ha ha....I don't let it bother me anymore.

    1. Thanks, Gene - stippling is definitely not my favorite design - yet. I should probably "doodle" them on paper more - that might help - because right now I don't really know where I'm going next and I can't seem to get my turns "organized" - if you know what I mean. I'm still trying to get my stitch length consistent - and to relax - and to kind of get into the "zone" - so I'm not worried about crossing lines either - especially if I can't see them to avoid them - haha - ;)


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