Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Lots Happening...

... not a lot to say. How sad is that?!

I am sure that you don't need to know about the time I have spent on shortening and hemming curtains for my lovely neighbours. That has been the bulk of my sewing lately. Suffice to say that I prefer to sew with quilting cottons. But it does the soul good to do something for someone else too.

Only put this photo in to feed Hadley's brown phobia.
No other reason.

Nor do you want to read about my efforts in the office for himself. Housework? Nah, let's not even go there in this discussion. But if you rang my doorbell right now I would only be embarrassed by the state of the house versus my normal mortified.

I'm not allowed to talk to you about my Strip Tease strip that I am working on for Danny.

That leaves me with the single task of showing you the completed embroidery on the first Sample Swap hoop.

All the lettering is now done.

Think I need to re-centre it better.
But for better or worse, this is what my Sample Swap items will look like. With a little ribbon hanging hoop of course. And the back properly finished off. But other than that - one done.


Susan

30 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I hope I'm in your group. (But why did Laura say 5 to go, we only have to make 4, don't we?)
    R x

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  2. Brown curtains are fine, brown clothes are fine, brown most things are fine except old fogey fabric for quilts!!!

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  3. Oh my you are so the Queen of stitching! This is stunning Suz! jxo

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  4. YEAH!! Looks fab :) - please tell me we're making 4?!!

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  5. I am caling virtual dibs on that one and I am now off to officially bribe Trash ;-)

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  6. That hoop looks marvellous. You are kind hemming your neighbours curtains. I once made curtains for my lining and dining room and left the pins in until the curtains got thrown out. I'd take them out when I washed the curtains then pin them back in. I kept telling myself I was waiting for them to 'drop'. I'm not sure you need to wait years and years for this to happen though ;-) Umm and now. Not a curtain in my house. Blinds at every window - I learned I didn't even have to make the curtains at all :-)

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  7. And one more for me - so seven in all!

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  8. Yeah, 4 for the swap and lots extra for your `special` friends. Better get sewing!

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  9. I'm sure hoping for one of those hoops. And you are very kind sewing curtains, it is always frustrating to realize that the hem is straight but the house is not, maybe this is never going to be an issue for you.

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  10. I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually have Ikea curtains in my living room that are hemmed with bondaweb hemming stuff...

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  11. Susan is making an extra one for me! You are very kind to re-hem those curtains! What a #*^#]] job!!

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  12. lol you bad girl! look at the panic you have caused! great job on the curtains (I commited to cushions today!) and well, fantastic swap, me, me, me puts hand in air much higher than eveyone else, I want to be in your swap group! Are we allowed to make a special fugly package just for Hadley?

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  13. The swap hoop looks pretty darn amazing .

    And the fact you're doing curtains really impresses me.

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  14. These are great swap momentoes Susan! Love your stitching - perfect!

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  15. Perfect stitchin on that hoop, looks fab :-)

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  16. Hoop looks great, so very jealous of all you lucky people going to the retreat.

    PS I like Katy also have Ikea curtains hemmed with bondaweb, I did mean to hem them properly but 3 years later it seems to be less of a priority.

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  17. And they look fantastic! Anyone would be thrilled to score these in a swap. What a great idea Susan.

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  18. I wish I could go to the FQ retreat!

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  19. I love the hoop - have fun with the rest of them!

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  20. like your saying words to live by

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  21. So love your hoop. So in need of a hoop. As consolation for not Being Able to go to Retreat Because I Have to Go to WORK. Aaarrgghhhhh!!!!!!!!

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  22. So love your hoop. So in need of a hoop. As consolation for not Being Able to go to Retreat Because I Have to Go to WORK. Aaarrgghhhhh!!!!!!!!

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  23. Your partners are so fortunate to have you making them the lovely hoops.

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  24. Oh blimey Susan, those hoops are seriously awesome! People are going to be sOOOOOO chuffed to receive those! You've got 5 more to do though...eek! x

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  25. Oh blimey Susan, those hoops are seriously awesome! People are going to be sOOOOOO chuffed to receive those! You've got 5 more to do though...eek! x

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