Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer fun

Hello my bloggy friends, I'm sure someone somewhere has been asking, "Why don't she write?"
This summer has been quite busy with adventures & trips. In fact we just got back from a wonderful time in Las Vegas. Now we aren't gamblers, we enjoy going to shows & having wonderful meals. Throw in some shopping, & it's simply great.

Now I would like for you to meet Ruby. She is the new member of my family & I have fallen in love with her. Isn't she pretty? I have been embroidering like crazy. I was scared of the computer designing part, but the teacher where I got the machine was so good. Also the program is so user friendly it was easy to learn. However I still have LOTS to learn & practice.

I signed up for a summer mug rug swap at the Quilt & Needle forum & made this for Gerda. I can't get over how much detail is in the embroidery pattern. The clouds alone have three colors. Then the shell almost looks 3d. This one was to much fun to do I made a 2nd one for another friend of mine who love the beach.
I made this cute chicken thing for my kitchen. Don't you love the embroidered checker board border? These patterns came from Embroidery Library, where I can spend hrs. looking around. I am so hooked on this.

Now this one is going on the wall in my sewing room. Pink & black are the colors in my sewing room so this will go perfectly. I think she is such a pretty lady, so prim & proper.

Thanks for stopping by,