Happy Easter Sewing

 

Yesterday and today I finally made it upstairs into my studio to do a few things.  But first, this……

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had to be turned into this…

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AAHHHHHH….much better!!!!

The first thing that I wanted to do was get a few pieces ready to send to my Mother so that she has stuff to work on.   She had previously embroidered 4 blocks and wanted some more to do, so I got out the light box and started tracing designs……

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I cant remember if I have already mentioned this tip, but I was told to use a blue Prisma Color pencil to draw the patterns.  It seems to have worked well with the first set of designs so I used it again today.

Next was something fun…..I finished the Valentines mug rug that I started back in February….see the original post HERE.  The bright red color in the photo on that page dried to a much softer and nicer pink and I added a few quilting lines to the background.

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I searched high and low for a fabric to use on the binding and my eye settled on a small piece of Japanese silk that was given to me years ago.  I think that it made a nice frame for this small piece.

So, with one project completed, I can enjoy a cup of tea and some kicking back  time for Easter…….

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Hope you enjoyed your holiday too!!!