Well it has been a couple of days since I’ve written, I thought I had better say hello again. I’ve been watching grandchildren and recovering from that. Yesterday, after Wyatt left I think I only watched movies and old movies, one after the other! I did work on ONE umbrella and I didn’t like the way it looked at all, so I proceeded to rip out what I sewed. It took me all afternoon.
When I do my machine applique I normally use a very small zigzag stitch, I can’t get the blanket stitch or button hole stitch to look like I want it to – well I decided to use a nylon thread since I was sewing on batiks and it is hard to use a disappearing thread when your fabric varies in color.
On the first block I used the nylon thread, but I used normal thread in the bobbin. This caused my bobbin thread to pull to the top and is visible – not good! Like I said, I ripped that out and re-sewed it, but only on the umbrella handle.
Tip when doing machine applique is to match your thread as close as possible and to sew very, very slow. I lowered my stitch length to 1.7 over 9. I highly recommend you doing a tester! Although I normally don’t, but I always wish I would have! How does the saying go…”do I say and not do as I do”!
Yesterday, Dylan turned 7 and today is the first day of July. I’m not sure where the time is going, but it sure needs to slow down a bit! Before I know it, it will be December. Maybe I had better work on a Christmas project and that will slow it down the sands of time. Ha!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads, love and hugs.