Friday, January 15, 2010

Machine Embroidery - Freehand

Sometimes my imagination almost exceeds my ability! This is my first try at freehand machine embroidery...what was I thinking? Never the less, I thought I'd share a project I did for Emma's crib. It was a machine embroidered bumper pad with Nursery Rhyme figures. I think all totaled...there are six. It took much longer than I expected. Unfortunately it didn't stay in her crib too long as that extra bounce that I thought it needed was just what she needed to stand on to exit the crib. We have her crib set up in the guest room at my house and she will not let us take it down. She insists on sleeping in her "Little Girl" bed at Nana's house. At four she will have to move to a "Big Girl" bed this summer.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sew Beautiful accepts Design!

I am so excited that I have a design coming out this year in Sew Beautiful Magazine. After so many years of not having designs published, it was just one of those moments when you doubt yourself....I know I'm not the only person who has those moments. But with a little nudge from a smocking friend....Thanks Janet...I sent in photos of grand daughter Emma wearing a design and I have to say was pleasantly surprised with the quick answer from Sew Beautiful...."Yes, we want it." Well with that, I have two more submissions that I hope they find acceptable. Once I thought about it, I don't think I've ever had a design turned down. There are just so many talented designers that have such special things published, that I had that "doubting" moment. New Years Resolution No. 1 - Get to work!