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Today was one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong....So I finally gave up on things that had to be right, and decided to play a little! I saw this technique on Leslie McNeil's blog and had to try it. (She does great stuff, similar to mine in a lot of ways, only a bit better, I think :-))
She figured out a way to add beads with the free motion foot on the sewing machine, so much fun, I'm sure I will be trying this again! (Or maybe no foot and a hoop, that might be easier?) The secret is to make a stitch or two through the center of the bead, and then right next to the bead on the SAME side you went in. This makes the bead lay flat with no thread showing. I used a tweezers to hold (or at least place) the bead , and after the first few I didn't even have to use the hand wheel, my machine does one stitch if you tap the foot pedal. I have no idea what this square will be used for, but it has already served its purpose of making me feel like I accomplished something today....
The next 5 boxes of fabric are at the post office, hopefully the last 6 will be there tomorrow. A few more days of craziness packing Summer Dragonfly, Autumn Leaves and Moonlight Moose kits, and we MIGHT get a bit of a break, except for the fact that the bazaar is in a month and I have VERY few cards made.....
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing. After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now starting to design kits and patterns Some of these are now available from Keepsake Quilting also. I teach classes at a local quilt shop, The Material Girls, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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