by Marthie Continue reading “Delicate Fabric?”
(Editor’s note.. I know SewMagical wrote something similar to this a while back, but Jolene shares some different ideas!)
My machine had to go to the shop for some serious repair. I am totally lost without it.
So what do I do? Well, as I look around my work room (aka dining room) I see a number of Possible projects.
1. Sort through my embroidery thread, make a list of colors I need
2. Sort through bobbins and and take care of the loose ends
3. Go through my needles – possibly order some
4. Sort through projects sheets –
a. Get rid of doubles,
b. Organize - so I can find them again
5. Re-arrange my “work room”
6. Go through fabric in work room
These are pieces I have set aside for future projects which I planned but didn’t get to yet.
What is wrong with this ???
Why am I looking at everything that needs to be done? I will never get that all done.
What if I just took one chore (no) CHALLENGE at time… Works for me
Did the thread, now on to another CHALLENGE!!
What about you all? Do you need an AHA Moment to get you started and meet a
I have more or less used this most of my life. I have called myself the Queen of Procrastinators.
I love to put off any chores and maybe think about doing it tomorrow. But I have also discovered that looking at one tiny part of the whole problem makes it a whole lot easier to get started and get it all done.
Hope this has helped some of you out there. Now tomorrow should I go through the bobbins or project sheets or…???
Have you tried to stitch out any FSL (Free Standing Lace) designs?
Did you get frustrated after taking it out of the hoop?
Rhonda has the perfect way to finish your FSL design and care for it over time.
She ALWAYS places her new design (water soluble still intact) between two pieces of plastic canvas AS SOON as she removes it from the hoop!
Then she rinses the water soluble stabilizer out of the design, keeping it between the plastic until it has dried COMPLETELY
….and when a FSL piece needs cleaning, back it goes between the plastic canvas for a quick little spritz of water – and again, it does not come out of the plastic canvas until it is COMPLETELY dry!
Thank you, Rhonda!
by Granny Elen Continue reading “What Can You Do With the Selvages?”