Greetings to all. For those of you caught in another blizzard, I hope you are safe and warm. We are freezing and will be all week. How does the wildlife manage in snow that is burying them?
So the heart - I was going to go round after reading your comments, but there isn't enough linen left on the one side to sew and I can't make the circle smaller or the design would be in the seam.
I'm trying this shape as a hanging bag. I'm making my template by folding the paper in half and cutting so both sides are the same, and then tape and adjust to the project until it looks centered.
I turned the piece over and outlined the template with chalk pencils or quilting markers that are removable. It's a little close so instead of stitching on the line, I will use my fat presser foot along the outside edge which will move the seam over at least 1/4". I could cut the template a little larger couldn't I? The fusible interfacing can be done after sewing since I couldn't see the template if I added it first, or I could fuse it to the lining instead. You can see that I ran one long thread around the back to do the single 822 stitch on the berries. Pat (my extraordinary by-the-book SIL stitcher whom I miss) would scold me. And I would say "get over it or don't look". Hey. Berries. I think I didn't finish this design. There are little single stitches that go along the vine and I forgot about them! I doubt if I will be sewing this today anyway but I do have the fabric choice in mind. I'm not good at bag making/lining so I need to make sure I am in the right frame of mind before sitting at the machine. I like this one too much to throw out the window. Heck, it's probably frozen shut anyway.
I have to color my hair today. Usually I do the front and side areas where the gray is heavy, really don't see it elsewhere. Got a short haircut a few days ago. The back is very short and tapered, no longer covered by the longer hair above. She asked if I ever look at the back and I said no, why should I? It's always been a wild mess so why bother? Well, because the back is solid gray. WHAT??? Yep, there it is. I look like I fell backwards into a can of silver paint. Picking up Chris from the hospital after his tests soon, and then taking Carole for more bloodwork. I'll wheel them to the car backwards.
Have a good one.
Thanks for visiting.