Christmas Crafting

I am taking a minute to share some of the things I've made in the past week or so, and I have so much more to do!  ...Gifts that I need to finish, for one thing.

This red "Noel" pillow is a simple thing, but everything that could go wrong while I embroidered it pretty much did go wrong, but I pressed on and saved it which I was very happy about.  My sewing-disaster-rescue-skills are improving!
I wanted to make a small tablecloth with poinsettias and I wanted something different from red or green. 

Some very exciting news for me was finding out once and for all that the new sewing machine does a wonderful job with free-motion machine quilting.  After stalling about trying it for over a month (out of fear), I finally sat down a tried it.  And I am so glad I did!  It sews wonderfully and seems very strong.  And the backside loopy problem that I had had previously while trying to free-motion quilt is gone!

I got a second machine this year because I was using the Futura so much with embroidery that I wasn't actually sewing very much anymore.  I wanted something to work with while I waited for lengthy embroidery designs to stitch out.  The price of this machine, the Singer 160th Anniversary Machine, had dropped so low that I just bit the bullet and got one before they were gone.  I love it and it doesn't hurt that it's pretty cute to look at too!
My little 2-day finished quilt.

I had heard about the quality of the waffle-weave dish towels at Walmart and how nice they were for embroidering so I bought a set and tried them out today I like them a lot.

I found some old cut up Christmas fabric squares that had been given to me and made a quilted table runner with some light embroidery on the edges.

I really should have stopped and taken a photo of this runner before I put it on my island I piled stuff on it.

And finishing out the week I will had my humble felt ornament that I made for the kitchen Christmas tree.  We were going for kitchen and food themes. 

Merry Christmas!


kitty said...

I love your projects! It's so fun to see what other people do. Thanks for the info on the waffle weave towels at Wal Mart. I'll check those out for embroidering.

Sherry said...

Love that machine! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!


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