Tag Archives: Juki

To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………

I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs….. Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my … Continue reading

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What to stitch/quilt???…..

Isn’t that a loaded question?? Practicing the “how”, 15 minutes each day, is comparatively easy but the “what” can baffle a body (and, possibly, bring about the dreaded ‘quilter’s block’!). At this point, stepping back a bit, putting ‘fresh eyes’ … Continue reading

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Meet “Suzy Snowflake”………..

Introduced in yesterday’s post. As I was doing some bead work, all I could think of was the (very) old winter song from 1951, and sung by Rosemaryy Clooney, “Suzy Snowflake”. Check out these 2 links….one, more Currier & Ives/Rosemaryy … Continue reading

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“Oak Ridge” happenings……………

Just for clarification, that’s the name of the ridge (mini mountain??) that we live on, nestled among oak, hickory, black walnut, elm, pine and miscellaneous other tree varieties in an area known as the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest … Continue reading

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More little stitchings……….

I think these little stitcheries are my faves!! They combine all the ‘ingredients’ that so appeal….vintage, free motion (FMQ), micro-stippling and my Ms Juki (Juki 2010Q domestic sewing machine). The first little mug-rug will be in the mail tomorrow…….    … Continue reading

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Vintage UFOs-Part 2…………..

First up: the sweet little blue & white piece that required the HQ “Glide” foot (previous post). Such embroidery as this……… really can prevent/inhibit close “echo” stitching, I’ve found, and this piece had quite a bit of raised/loopy thread. It … Continue reading

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Finishing up UFOs……………

That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday………….

Progress   FYI Note: This piece is a combination of 2 vintage pieces: a smaller scalloped edged eyelet piece (with coral fabric beneath) atop a plain centered Battenberg lace edged piece. 

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Continued vintage progress on 2 ………..

Pretty little pieces. The first is now ready for a border and maybe a little bling…………………. (link to post showing previous status….)….       and little piece number 2 which has a ways to go before I will call it ‘done’……..     This … Continue reading

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A wee bit of Saturday stitchin’………..

Hmmmm……I think that “wee” part was a leftover from yesterday’s St. Paddy’s Day!!!! A breezy sunny 84F day here in the Rio Grande Valley and I’m INdoors enjoying some vintage stitching…………….       This is the 2nd “in-process” vintage linen I’ll be … Continue reading

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Once again, it’s (fun) Stitchin’ Saturday!!!!………..

The morning was time enough to take care of the ‘must-do’ tasks which left the afternoon  fa-reee!!!!!!   Ms Texas Juki and I and a lovely little vintage linen piece. Let the micro-stippling and feathers(!!!!) begin……………..      I’m not exactly sure how … Continue reading

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A question was asked………

Regarding the free motion foot that was pictured in my last post. Quite honestly, I don’t remember where (online) I purchased it, but it is a generic high shank fmq foot that seems to be working quite well. Please note: … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday…………….

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Tuesday’s update…………….

My, the days are feeling more Autumn-like than I care for. 62F at 2:30 pm is a bit unusual but so perfect for stitching!!!!!   Some stitching progress has been accomplished on my most recent linen piece (post here)…………… As … Continue reading

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Next up, it’s vintage…………..

Another of my grandmom’s little pieces………….. The gold/yellow fabric is a piece of Kona but I might change it out for a similar color “Radiance”, by Kaufman. Once again, I’ll be using Glide thread as the top thread and Connecting … Continue reading

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(It’s still) Wordless Wednesday………………….

Glide thread (top thread-on left); Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (bobbin thread-on right).

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Loose ends……………….

That’s what happens when many projects are started, little blog peeks are posted and weekends intervene! So, here’s my version of attempting to finish what was begun a bit ago. First up……..The linen piece that started as a dupioni tension … Continue reading

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A Little Start………..

First posted here, today started with this………… Then……………….. And, with a tad more thread play………….. That’s it for now as “life chores” are demanding attention!!!

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My world today………..

Is gloomy and overcast, outside, with the prospect of storms for the next 36 to 48 hours BUT, inside, there’s this going on………….. It’s a practice piece of a very different (for me) feather border pattern. It came up on … Continue reading

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Continuing the “Feather Friday” thought………

I thought I would post some links that would illustrate where I seriously began my fmq (free motion quilting) journey and who were some of the major contributors. First off, I want to stress that each of us ‘see’ and … Continue reading

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What better day……..

To stitch up a wine tote than New Year’s Eve day??!! Ms Bernina was still in fmq mode and Ms Juki was at the ready for all other needed stitching so off I went……….  The 9/24 is the open toe … Continue reading

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What am I doing?????

In a previous post, here, I showed you a couple of red & white quilts made from a clever method Missouri Star Quilt Company had put on-line. Version #4 is the one I chose to demo FMQ (free motion quilting) … Continue reading

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