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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 535801 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I was at Joann's today to get a zipper.  In the craft section, I saw SPOOLS of embroidery floss.  Standard 6-strand floss by Anchor.   I've never seen floss on spools before, have you?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

 I've never seen floss on spools before,

I had not either.  Saw that today too.  I also looked at the perle coton, I thought about getting a ball of red to make some pretty stars for the Christmas tree applique, but decided to wait and try what I have.  Aren't these lovely stars?  The way they are made looks pretty cool - I'm anxious to try it.  here's the link

she uses something called Soie Perlee (silk) but perle coton works too (per Mary Corbet).  


From: Midkid5


Oh I did a triple take before my brain would accept that there was no way that you would put real pine branches on your appliqué.

Picked up your package today but haven’t had a chance to open it yet.



From: MelRN


Those are beautiful! I always admired embroidery


From: bornblesse2


I haven’t done a lot of sewing lately.  I have spent wayyyyy more than usual hours in my library than usual!  I have updated a whole bunch areas in it, but also have been emptying shelves in order to move things around for 2 more new sets of shelves!  They will be coming soon.

but, I have done a few more Dear Jane blocks.  I’m hand-stitching on 2  more.- one has tiny little ovals that I didn’t think I could sew on at my guild meeting (I like todo a bit of hand stitching while business goes on.). So I stitched half of another block that has a big piece.  But neither of these blocks are done….

here are the done ones….

You keep making progress on your blocks and that is how you will get it done. I really like the green one, looks like lots of fussy little parts.


From: bornblesse2


I did a count.  I now have 34 blocks to complete to have them all done.  I have 7 of them in my applique notebook ready to go.  I better keep my fingers stitching!


From: bornblesse2


Dee, those are really pretty stars!

Considering how many blocks there are in a Dear Jane I would say you are on the home stretch with 34 left. Just keep going with it one block at a time and you will be done with making them soon, then I guess they need to go together but you will get there too.


From: bornblesse2


Yea, I’ve kind of set me a goal of getting them done by mid-October so that I can sash them while at retreat.  The ladies will encourage me to get it together.

but, time will tell if I will make it.