From Deb’s Sewing Desk June 2011
Lot’s going on here getting ready for our big move!
At the top of the list for me will be the nice new and bigger “expandable” classroom. I can’t wait to get our Moving Sale Ads! We will be clearing out a lot also.
Our new Saturday Embroidery Club has been a blast! For our next meet, I decided to try an on-going project since we are meeting every other Saturday. This next Sat. coming up, June 18, I will show how to digitized a Flower and Leaves to prepare for applique in the hoop. We will then, in step 2 bring the appropriate colors of fabric and threads to applique the design. We will also discuss the threads for the thread painting technique, which we will do the following week. If time permits in the third meet, we will do some couching of yarns and/or decorative threads to give even more color and dimension to the project. In Step 4 we will be learning “Beading by Machine”. What could be more fun?!! We may just have to have a class 5 to make it into something like the front of a bag or a pocket for a bag. When the dust from our move starts to settle, I will then try to put some of the most fun techniques and project in a monthly blog including pictures. You can see some of the pictures posted to our site.
This last Thursday night Embroidery Club our web site was partially down, so we didn’t do a hands-on project. The email didn’t get out soon enough. We had lots of fun including beautiful show and tell projects, new designs that have come out, and of course announcements about the new location and the Anita Design Party! Sandy had done another beautiful quilt with embroidered flowers. She has been playing with the quilt blocks done in the hoop. Patti and Tiffany had so many shirts and baby things not only embroidered, but also embellished with hot fused crystals. They are so awesome. (The crystals absolutely stay on well also!) They just Sparkle like crazy. Patti’s show and tell projects always get lots of Oooh’s and Aaah’s as do many of our regulars ladies’. Nelli brought her “New Daddy Apron” including “tools”. Robbie wasn’t here so we have to get him here for June so that she can do the demo for all the tools he can use. We will video it, as it is hilarious!
In our Thursday night Embroidery Club, Robbie will be doing our June embroidery club as I will be out of town. Nellie can do her demo for Robbie’s “New Daddy Apron”.
In July we will be able to start a hands-on project for our first meet at the new location. We will begin the same project as the Saturday group, going over the digitizing and then plan for the fabrics and threads to do the applique in the hoop, which will take place at the new location in July.
We have been getting lots of people signed up for the Anita Goodesign Party! Don’t miss out, sign up early. You are getting lunch, snacks, and beverages provided both days, plus all supplies are furnished for seven projects (or more). With all the free designs (over $300 value itself), class projects and prizes, they are virtually “paying” you to come!
Happy Sewing! See You Soon!