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WordPress has decided NOT to play nice again….and only posted part of my last post….So (hopefully) here’s the rest!

This heat/stop the table getting scratched pad fell victim to the “safe place” syndrome recently. I know things will turn up…it just bugs me when I can’t find them!

I dabbled with a bit of dyeing over the past couple of weeks. I was short a few pieces of fabric for the tablecloth top in yellow and purple, so dived into my stash for some black and white fabric to makeover. I was very pleased with the yellow. The next lot had a few ups and downs….I will post piccies soon, as the fabric needs an iron.

Bloggus Interuptus….

Last weekend’s post was partially eaten….so here is the rest….

Last Sunday I was in the mood for a bit of sewing instant gratification, so I whipped up a tea towel bag. These are fun to make….and fast.

I dabbled with a bit of dyeing over the past couple of weeks. I was short a few pieces of fabric for the tablecloth top in yellow and purple, so dived into my stash for some black and white fabric to makeover. I was very pleased with the yellow. The purple lot had a few ups and downs….I will post piccies soon, as the fabric needs an iron.

Tea Towels And Appliqué

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Lestat recovering from International Talk Like A Pirate Day. 

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Friday night I came across Sindy Rodenmayer’s site with oodles of fantastic freebie appliqué designs.  There were some Halloween designs for table runners, placemats etc. and I thought why not use three on a set of tea towels?  It was the perfect project, as I was looking for something I could complete in an afternoon.  It was good practise for satin stitch on the sewing machine.  It is the first time I’ve ever appliquéd in this way.  There are a few wobbly bits, but I don’t care, as I love them all!  The middle pumpkin is my favourite.  I love its evil looking eyes and stalk.

The Missus suggested I could appliqué tea towels for different seasons and holidays using coloring pages for the appliqué.  I thought that was a great idea, as my drawing is horrible!  A prime example of that is when a young student asked me to draw a horse for him, which I did……then he asked me what it was! rofl   

I have a collection of  appliqué quilt patterns by The Chook Shed. I used to appliqué these by hand using blanket stitch, but had to stop a few years ago because I developed carpel tunnel.  After having a go at satin stitch on the machine this arvo I was jumping for joy, as I realised I could appliqué on the machine.  Previously I’d used raw edge appliqué on the machine, but it is not my favourite way of doing it.  It was almost as good as being able to cross stitch again.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, craft filled week!