Happy Valentine’s Day!
I so appreciate the support and encouragement you dear readers have given me through the years. For the some time now I have been extraordinarily busy and posts have been few and far between. And yet you still stop by to read my infrequent chats. I thank you for that.
For this day celebrating love, I am offering this free machine embroidered fil tire’ heart, along with wishes for love each day. Just leave your request for the design as a comment at the bottom of this post.
The wing needle design is very versatile. I’ve used it in combination with other designs on thees baby pillows.
It stitches beautifully on Swiss flannel, as seen on this baby shawl.
This is how it really looked. Below the image is shown with contrast to show more detail.
The design was reinterpreted on the bodice of Judith Dobson’s tea dress.
I wish each of you a happy Valentine’s Day with lots of love. And spread some around, ok?
With the new school year about to begin, it seems appropriate to run this post again. These quick and easy pencil toppers will give your favorite students happy encouragement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
One of the things I love most about sewing is that it can be a useful tool when applied to almost any situation. It can solve so many problems–and I’m not just talking about a ripped out hem, or torn seam. This past week, the problem was my Sunday School lesson and the solution was these pencil toppers and an embroidery design.
The teacher instructions were to print out the memory verse on an index card for each child to use in class and take home. Even on colored cards this would be BO—RRRINNNNG. Instead, I pulled up the .pdf file from one of my favorite collections, Designs by JuJu’s Heavenly Inspirations 2 , which includes this scripture. Won’t that get more attention than a hand written index card?
With my wonderful, free, photo editing program Picasa, a frame was added and the verse was printed on card stock. On the back, other information was printed–the “bottom line,” and “basic truth” they could take from the story. The children went away with a shortened version of Cliff Notes for their lesson that day.
Thank you, JuJu, thank you Sewing!
Next the teacher’s guide suggested draping the room in Christmas lights as an indication of rejoicing. Continue reading