Monday, June 29, 2015

Isabella Gray - 1838 -week 3

Am making progress on Isabella!  She's so pretty!  The greens, the pinks, the corals!  Ok there's other colors in there too but some of them just jump out at you.

 I have been skipping around on stitching the large letters and also the motifs. Hopefully I won't leave any out.  But I do need to finish out the remainder of the big letters (done in satin stitch) just so I can move my scroll rods.

The most recent Attic Needleworks newsletter finally came out.  My picture of my Rhoda Hastings sampler is featured on page 30. 

I have been doing a lot of waiting and this I have managed to add a few stitches to Ann Pegg 1877.  I tried to take it with me when we took the boat out on Sun.  As long as we were on the Occoquan no problem.  Once we hit the Potomac, forget it. 

I finally got the couage and intestinal fortitude to haul out my brand new Brother 1034-D out of the box and use it.
Setting it up, easy!  Threading it?  Not so much.  The illustrations were horrible!  Thank God for You Tube.  There was a lady that posted a very helpful video which help me get my machine up and running. 

    This was practice. Now I'll be able to finish all my linen edges with my serger.

Wow guess I'll have to start planning on what's next.  Until next week- happy stitching!


  1. Great progress on Isabella and Ann! Glad you hauled your new sewing machine out of the box. The more you play with it the more you will become comfortable with it. Enjoy your week!

    Robin in Virginia

    1. I bought a baby lock Serenade sewing machine a few years ago. Love it but still have to haul the manual out sometimes to figure out what I need to do. Probably because I don't do that sort of sewing all that much anymore