Sunday, February 22, 2015

Planning Ahead

Are you busy? Of course you are...and so am I. That's why I look for as many "shortcuts" as possible. Like printing my embroidery designs onto fabric instead of tracing them. Just printed a dozen up and sewed some extra waste fabric strips to the side...this makes loading them into a hoop much easier.
 
 
And, I have several hand made small hoops that allows me to load several hoops at once. Then I just pick and choose what I want to stitch on. If I get bored with one design...I can move to another quickly.
 
 
So far, I have one completed...
 
 
And one almost completed this week.
 
 
Hugs,
 
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8 comments:

Ruth B said...

So pretty! Reminds me of a cross stitch tea cup design I stitched for my mom years ago. So delicate and girly!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Smart thinking!

Brenda Clayton said...

Love the idea of printing the designs. I may try that myself. Thanks for sharing.

desertskyquilts said...

You are way smarter than I am. In a hundred years that would never have occurred to me!

Martina said...

Such a great idea and beautiful stitcheries.
Hugs martina

Pamela Kellogg said...

This is a great idea Kathy! I have a huge collection of vintage embroidery patterns and I love them but dislike tracing them onto fabric. Pam

Cynthia said...

What a great idea. I hate tracing and this sounds wonderful.

Karla Hartzog said...

Brilliant! I learn so much from you! Thank you, Kathy!