If you've been frustrated by tension issues on your sewing machine...try dealing with it on a longarm!!! I feel like I'm learning all over again when I spend six months in Paris and come back to Alaska to cram all my quilting time into the summer months. ARGH! I have spent more time ripping out than quilting. I'm getting there...
When I just can't take another minute at the quilting machine, I sit with my cross stitch. At this stage I had just finished all the floss cross stitch...now it was time to add the beads...my favorite part.
For the first time in many years of international and domestic flying...in Hong Kong...security confiscated all my little embroidery scissors, my manicure scissors and a metal nail file. Like I mentioned before...I have been carry those scissors for many years...never an issue. Sometimes security measures the blades but all of them were obviously under four inches which I believe is the maximum length everywhere else I have traveled...not Hong Kong. I could go on a rant here because I don't feel any safer when airport security finds me a risk...HA! The joys of flying.
Here is the adorable ornament with all the beads and a little outline stitching.
Of course that means it is time to start a new one!
I found a cross stitch kit on Ebay I had been searching for many years. It arrived a few days ago and is in perfect condition. I had the charts but not the charms and they were proving a great difficulty to track down. Problem now solved...I really do enjoy my Ebay searches. I can go months without finding anything and then one day I hit the jackpot.
Breakfast Club is on this coming Thursday. We'll be doing a quickie quilt using 10 fat quarters. I have no idea what fabrics I will pull for this one. I have two thoughts in mind...Christmas prints or animal prints.
Wish me luck...I'm turning on my longarm for another attempt. I should have been done with quilting this one by now!