Hi everybody, I'm missing you so!!! Things are shaping up at Chez Allie, may I say I had no idea my house was so dirty - I am not the housekeeper I used to be, that's for sure. Which almost kills me to admit, but it's the truth. Having a party is a good incentive to clean it up though!
We've had some chilly mornings, but afternoons have been pleasant and mostly sunny. Took a picture of the frost the other morning - you can see where the shadow of the "shed" kept the frost sticking around.
In my brief resting moments, I've been trying applique methods. Needle turn did not go well, it never has, but I think I found my new favorite - starch and freezer paper!!!
I use the little flathead screwdriver to help turn the fabric under, while I press it dry, keeps my fingers from getting burned. I'm going to use the bias tape marker for stems and lettering. I watched this video
and oh is it good. Now to see if I can get it stitched on the background fabric successfully, lol! I may be moving to more applique and not so much embroidery - I've had trouble with double vision in my right eye lately, it's very annoying. Before the end of the year, I have to find an eye dr. that takes my insurance. We'll see if it will be worth all the trouble, lol!
I have to show you a picture that Carol sent me, she made my free Cup Of Kindness mug rug for a craft show - didn't she do a lovely job!!!
The dresdens are her own design!! I was thrilled to see her beautiful work. Thank you Carol, for sharing!
I think that's it for now, I'll leave you with an unsatisfactory picture I took of the moon the other night. My camera wouldn't focus on the moon, just the trees - the moon had a HUGE halo, it was so pretty.
Be well, be blessed.....