Saturday, December 8, 2007

What I Should Be Doing...

And what I did are two different things. I should be Christmas shopping, or writing Christmas cards or quilting my Jewel Box or even, heaven forbid, be doing the laundry, but what I DID today was some machine embroidery. I have a set of floral medallions that I've had for ages that I was dying to try out, so I put everything else aside and decided today was the day to try them.

I love machine embroidery - it fascinates me to sit and watch the designs take shape and the detail being added, and today was a good day when all the embroidery gods were watching over me and I didn't have any problems. That doesn't always happen - trust me!

I have more embroidery designs that I will ever use in this lifetime - it's kind of like a quilter's stash - you just never know when you might need that design, or that piece of fabric.

These designs finish approximately 4" x 4" and I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with them. I thought I might put three together and make a tablerunner (maybe I could send it to Dorothy) or perhaps I could even make a table topper or a wallhanging. They are kind of fussy and I know not to everyone's taste but I like them! I've never been known for my practicality. There are four more in the set, but those will have to wait until another day.


SandyQuilts said...

WOW and super WOW .... they are beautiful. Maybe after Christmas I'll get my machine out again.

Zegi said...