Wednesday, 7 January 2009

My First Giveaway

This is the start of my homework. I have made this sample to show the use of zig-zag and satin stitch. The pink circles are metal washers that I sandwiched between two pieces of water soluble fabric, held in a frame and then zig-zagged around. To work the zig-zag stitch I set the machine for free machine embroidery, took the foot off and sewed very slowly and very carefully. I had to keep moving the frame from side to side so that the needle didn't hit the washer.

To make the cords I worked satin stitch over some crochet cotton. That was the easy bit. Threading the beads onto the cords took me ages, they only just fitted but I was determind.

When I showed this to my husband he immediately told me what it was, but that is something I am not going to share with you at the moment. I have decided to have my first giveaway. All you have to do is guess what he said it was. The first person to guess correctly will win something from the Oliver Twists range. Good luck.

Today has not been a good day for me. I have had a sensitive tooth (I tried to pretend it wasn't there but it wouldn't go away) so my lovely husband took me to the dentist this morning (I can't go on my own). Apparently I need a root canal filling-I don't think so. I am going to go into hospital to have a general anasthetic and let them take it out. It won't bother me again.
Anyway while I was uploading the homework images onto blogger I came across this one. So I decided to show you my last picture of christmas because it cheered me up.

I think it is a lovely picture. The stockings are my favourite - I made them for the children some years ago and even though the two eldest are 21 and the youngest is 19 they still get used.

1 comment:

Gina said...

I can't even imagine what he thought it might be but to me it looks like the start of a very stylish necklace/pendant with great potential for developing into your first project - "an accessory or set of accessories." Was that the right thing for your tutor to say?