Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dutch Treat Designs - They Followed the Star - WIP

Third corner is finished.

Sat out on the porch yesterday with Leah and finished the third palm tree.  Only three squares left.


They Followed the Star Tabletopper
Dutch Treat Designs
18ct Ivory Anne Cloth, DMC #5 Pearl Cotton Threads
Stitching 1 over 2
Started 10/21/16
Progress as of 08/12/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on This Piece So Far - 16

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dutch Treat Designs - They Followed the Star WIP

Plans were changed regarding doing a large machine sewing project.

The weather has been nice as in cooler temperatures and sunny skies, gentle breezes.  I've been taking Leah outside with her halter and leash.  Been stitching on the front porch.

Picked up the Dutch Treat Designs - They Followed the Star and am working on the third corner, third palm tree.  Have past the half way point.  Only have this palm tree, shepherds, the last palm tree in the fourth corner and wisemen to do.  Would really like to have this done by the end of August.  Plan to host a giveaway for the chart once I'm done with it.


They Followed the Star Tabletopper
Dutch Treat Designs
18ct Ivory Anne Cloth, DMC #5 Pearl Cotton Threads
Stitching 1 over 2
Started 10/21/16
Progress as of 08/10/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on This Piece So Far - 15


Sewed some chemo hats.


Chemo Caps
Fleece Fabric
Machine Sewn, Serged Where Able To
Completed July 2017
Gifted to Woman Undergoing Chemo Treatments

For a smile...

Leah enjoying the outdoors.  Thought she disappeared to around the corner.  Discovered she had nestled under the hosta plant.  She knows that when the front door is open, she might be able to go outside.  She jumps on the arm of the couch and waits.  If I am taking her outside, she sits very patiently while I put on her halter.   I open the door, holding the leash and out she goes.  If I am not taking her out, I say, "No, Leah" and she jumps down off the couch and moves away from the door.  I do wonder who is training who.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Using a Needle Trolley Thread Controller

I explained how to use a laying tool in my Using a Laying Tool post.

In this post, I will explain how I use a needle trolley thread controller.

I'm left handed so I take my threaded needle in my left hand, needle trolley is on my third finger - works best for me. I make the first leg of the stitch.


I release the needle to the underside of my fabric, right hand takes and holds the needle.  I insert the trolley into the thread before the stitch is completed.  I rock the thread up...


then down at the same time pulling on my needle from the back of the fabric.  I want the threads to lay nice and even.


Once the threads are pulled from the back and the stitch looks good, is even and complete...


I remove the needle trolley from underneath the threads.


I repeat the process for the second leg of the stitch.


Completed stitch.