Showing posts with label Pins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pins. Show all posts

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesday Things Friday

Friday again so soon! It has become clear to me over the past few weeks that I really need to either A) Write my Tuesday posts on some other day so all there is to do on Tuesday is click "publish." Or B) Change my Tuesday posts to some other day altogether!

Craft-wise here is what's been happening. Aprons. Going slowly. I think I'm going to try my own design for the next one. I used a pattern for this one but absolutely loathe sewing the flounce on the bottom. I'm also learning how to use my mother-in-law's Singer Inspiration sewing machine which is quite a bit different from my Brother machine. 

I love these pins! They remind me of gumballs! Yes, I am very easily amused.


There seems to be a problem with thread tension because the bottom thread keeps bunching up. It may be the bobbin too, but I won't be able to find out until I use up all the thread on my current bobbin and wind a different one. The (not so) funny thing is that the thread bunching only happens when I'm sewing in reverse. 

Here's what I've finished so far. It's only a half apron so that waistband is all that's left. Hopefully I can figure out the thread tension issue before I start the next one! I didn't realize I was still styling my wrist pincushion until after I took the picture.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Favorite Things Friday || Fiber, Metal, Paper

I seem to have my regular Tuesday craft posts mixed up with my Favorite Things Friday posts. It's alright I guess, since it's probably pretty obvious that crafting is one of my favorite things! 

 I received a mailer from JoAnn Fabrics the other day with a 50% off coupon.  A few days later I got the circular with another 50% off coupon. I was happy, I needed more thread for my serger. I checked my email later and got another 50% off coupon. Now I could save on three of the four spools of overlock thread! Over the next two days I got two more 50% off coupons. I checked the coupon numbers and they were all different. I could use all five!!! 

Today, I took my typically coupon-forgetful self to Joann fabrics with ALL of the coupons. So here is my little haul:

Caron simply soft yarn in Pagoda. My dear friend for whom I am knitting the shawl (Is my grammar correct?) is going to some sort of dinner and bought a dress that she thinks would look nice with some sort of shawl or shrug. She loves jewel tones and since I know I won't be through knitting by the party, I grabbed some of this beautiful deep blue green color. I'll be looking up patterns or crocheting one as many of you will be reading this. To be honest, I am really excited to crochet again after slowly knitting for days!

SureLock Overlock thread: I needed some. The small spools that came with my machine are almost gone. 

Pin Backs: I needed these to. I actually only needed a couple but all I could find was a 42 pack. It was $2.99 so I figured I can definitely make some cute pins to sell as well.

Belle Buttons by Dritz: Look! They're EDELWEISS!! I love it! I bought one card of these a month or two ago, the only one they had in stock. I plan on making a dirndl someday and using these for the buttons.


One lovely, interesting find today was at work at the library. My town library has been in the same building since the late 1800s and we have the old antique card catalogues still mostly full of cards. When we need some scrap paper someone usually goes and grabs a handful of the cards out of the catalogue. 

Today I pulled a card out to write a note on the back of it. Often, before I scribble away I'll look at the front of the card just to see what old book belonged to it. Every card I'd seen so far was typewritten. I was so surprised to turn the card in my hand over to see a book catalogued in such gorgeous penmanship!! I'm assuming someone wrote it out for a new book in 1924, the year written on the card. I haven't done an internet search to find out anything about it yet. Needless to say, I didn't scribble a note on the back of this card, but instead put it in a book a checked out to keep it safe and brought it home. I am still admiring the beautiful handwriting!


Any crafters hoard their coupons before making a shopping trip? 
Don't you wish there was still a strong emphasis on penmanship in school?

Hope you have all had a very nice Good Friday!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pins and Needles

That's what you all wait on every Tuesday wondering when I will post. Right?
Probably not, but...

Pins and needles are actually a couple of new items I picked up recently, and threw away some old ones.

Needles:  All but one of my sewing machine needles had broken, luckily I had a brand new package on standby! The needle that broke tonight broke into three pieces. The top stayed put, the eye stayed on the thread and the center went flying and hit me right on the nose. Sometimes I think I should wear safety glasses while sewing! I couldn't find the piece that hit me in the nose when I first checked the rug. That made me feel my nose again to make sure I hadn't unintentionally given myself a new piercing. My nose was whole and I found the needle fragment a minute later.

Pins:  My needles are breaking because they're hitting the pins when I sew. They don't break too often, but wow, it is scary when they do! A straight pin, after being hit by a needle moving approximately 287934 miles per hour, starts to resemble more of a right angle than a straight line. Thus resulting in my need for a brand new box. I sat down with the pincushion, a sandwich bag, and a magnet and pulled all of the angled pins out and stuck them to the magnet in the bag and so far there have been no strays found by any barefeet.

I was out of town for most of the week but I do have some pictures of things I've been working on. A granny square afghan (hopefully) and I made my second fat quarter wrap skirt ever! There will be a post Friday with some pictures of those things. I know I am not the only one on the multi-project boat, what are some projects you have been working on?