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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kia-ora Its been a few weeks--months since I last blogged but in that time I have not stopped stitching and have a few peices to show you--- First I have worked on the orange Crazy block and a lime green one-- None of my Crazy blocks are finished they will be embellished with beads charms buttons bows --                                                                       Orange Block                                                                    
Next I will talk about a online class with Craftsy called Stupendous Stitching with Carol Waugh.
This class is about using your machine to couch threads and to use the Embroidery stitches available on your sewing machine.Then to fill in the spaces with hand work.
My blog is called Fudge and Kiwi Jan  Fudge being my Janome 6500 which to me is a super super machine--I love it- but have not used the Embroidery stitches to their full potential.
I did have fun and enjoyed this class.
First we made a stitch bible trying out all the stitches-- some I liked --some were delightful and  some will not see daylight in my work!!  
The first two pieces I made I will use as Journal covers --Then I made a bigger piece and so far have no special plans for this other then my design wall---
First piece to be made into a Journal cover

Second Piece  Journal Cover

On my Design wall for now-- the machine embroidery went well on all three pieces and the gaps filled in with many hours of handstitching.

During these last few months I have also finished of a ufo  [hand pieced quilt blocks] that I started at least 5 or 6 years ago and then with all the scraps made a Rail fence quilt  as well as taking part in a Mystery quilt challenge on the Janome Challenge Yahoo site  cant say more about this as its still got two months to go.I will tell you about this later --Hopefully my next blog will be about my two scrap quilts.
Thanks for checking out my site
Fudge and Kiwi Jan

1 comment:

  1. just joined the stupendous stitching class two days ago,have done 10 mins so - far four or five fancy stitch rows on a bit of fabric and stabilier and was amazed at the great results need to colect the 'real bits' now.