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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hearts and Daisies Machine Embroidery Designs

Ready to embroider something that isn’t Christmas related? Madsen Originals has some lovely new Hearts and Daisies designs that are available for only a limited time, till December 31, 2009. They are lovely machine embroidery designs and bring a breath of fresh air to those of us in the snowy depths of winter.

Madsen Originals has many more lovely designs and a nice selection of Free designs so that you can try out their designs before you buy.

Happy to report that I got my Christmas dress done in time to wear to our Christmas Eve service at church. No pictures of it yet, but as I had to make it with short sleeves, hubby was kind enough to help me make a cozy cover up out of dark green fleece using the draping process. We had a lovely but quiet Christmas as my boys were home and we are looking forward to my one son's girlfriend coming in a few days. Christmas with all adults is so different than Christmas with little ones!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free Machine Embroidery Christmas Ornament

Visit Snow Lady designs to get your FREE machine embroidery Christmas Ornament and to see all her great designs and other freebies. I don’t know how long this design will be available so get it now while you can!

Started sewing up my Christmas dress the other day and went to make the cut out sleeves and found them to be too small, so I'm stalled between trying to figure out what to do and am also having an arthritis flare-up which is keeping me out of the sewing room. Hopefully I'll get it figured out and have something to wear on Sunday or else I will have to wear my old Christmas clothes that are currently too big for me.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Need Some Last Minute Embroidery Designs?

Need some last minute machine embroidery designs? Check out The Secrets of Embroidery . They are a huge on line mall of many different machine embroidery designers with lots of great ideas and projects, Plus lots of FREEBIES!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Redwork Christmas Quilting Designs

Just visited Hatched In Africa's website and saw the most interesting redwork designs. Taking what would normally appear to be a simple design and combining them, they became lovely quilting squares that look very intricate until you look closely and see the face of Santa Claus or a Christmas candle, etc. If you are looking for some last minute Christmas sewing inspiration check this out.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Over 6000 Listings!

After a very rough year physically and by plugging away on my 'good' days, I'm very happy to say that we now have over 6000 listings in our ecrater store, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts. Over 5000 of these listings are for sewing patterns in all types and sizes and we have many more to come.

I have also been able to finish two sewing projects recently, one major and one minor. The smaller one is a Christmas Stocking for the charming young lady my son brought home and introduced to us during Thanksgiving. She will be visiting again for part of the Christmas holiday and so of course needed her own stocking!

The larger project was a single sized quilt for my brother in law. I made it out of 8 1/2" orphaned blocks that I had made over the years. It was time to put them together! It was fun deciding the most logical arrangement to make with them. Many of the blocks use what I call 2 by 4 pieces. When I have leftover pieces of quilting fabric from a project I cut it into 2 1/2" square pieces, 4 1/2" square pieces, and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle pieces. It is amazing how many quilt blocks use only those pieces in many different formations. This quilt is composed of leftover bits of sewing fabrics from 40 years of sewing. The hardest part was the machine quilting and I don't think I will be doing that again as it is just too hard physically and I made a royal mess of it! I used the Janome Moter Sports Series card to embroider the truck in the color of my BIL's rig.