Monday, July 5, 2010

Washita County courthouse


Thinking of the rain that has fallen in Western OK. The embroidery is Freemotion stitch painting. This was stitched on a t-shirt : o many years ago for a client. Her grandfather was one of Cordell, OK early leaders.

The design was first stitched on nylon organdy. Then it was freemotion appliqued to the t-shirt and more detail added.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"Tatting" on the embroidery machine



Marian Ecker of Murphy's design
http://www.murphysdesigns.com/tatting_19.htm
has created FSL from one of my tatting designs (with my permission, of course!) She worked from the tatting pattern that I call "Rolling Rings" headband. http://ginabea.com/tatting.php
These were so quick and easy - I have just as easily given them all away...what fun!!!

The blue headband is the first one I shuttle tatted. I wove a ribbon through it. Now I find the nylon headbands at the discount stores - usually 5 for a dollar! These are covered with fabric or braided tubes.
The nylon does not break as quickly as the plastic headbands. A little girl cannot resist seeing how far she can bend the headband ; ) When! this happens, the lace can be quickly added to a new headband.

Embroidered caps

Digitized and embroidered caps for my favorite tatting brothers...THE SHUTTLE BROTHERS!
Sewn on my Janome 350E. I taped the caps to the cap frame to get the largest sewing field possible with my little toy ; ) Have now stitched a couple of caps on the Amaya - my boys call "Bubba". (This because I said I might call her Rissa - the daughter I never had ; )