Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I got EQStitch working!!

I joined the yahoo group for EQ stitch and someone emailed about a "fix" for the old PED basic.
it's a weird work-around but it works!! yay...

so I installed this program yesterday and started playing!
I'm always JUST done embroidery on my Brother machine, but never tried applique in the hoop
well...... it's SEW much fun!!

(I took this picture last night so it's kind of dark even with flash on)

Here's the first part of a flower applique, I was cutting away the fabric, NEAT!!

and the finished flower in the hoop
  The flower is maybe 3 1/2" or smaller, it fit inside a 4" hoop.
but WHAT fun!! I'm thinking a small pin cushion out of this one??

thought I'd show the pile of Ahhhh's too, there's more coming this month!!

The latest one

The other day I saw this video from Missouri quilt company

And my daughter is going to a sleepover birthday party this weekend, so I thought these were perfect, she picked out two matching charm packs I had and I made these! they were fun, but I did the charms in a circle instead, I should have stuck with the real directions, but it doesn't matter now, they are SEW cute and pretty easy!


Then earlier this week, I got a squishy package in the mail and didn't think I ordered anything THIS small! and didn't recognize the sender... MYSTERIOUS!!
 And this was a note inside, okay I know Michele but she's not in the STATE on the address, so who is it? well I ended up finding the etsy shop and emailing her and she told me Which MICHELE who sent this...
sneaky Michele!
(read about her awesome news too BTW)

so inside was this little plastic box too with tiny pieces of fabrics

And THESE inside!!! squeal...... aren't they a HOOT?? sew cute
Thank you SEW much Michele!!

Now a few happy Sonja pics, she's NOT crawling yet but flipping, so she can move around several feet without us looking.

And big sister playing with her

Here's Sonja helping me sew the skirts


 And a picture my husband took of us sleeping the other day :-)
Sonja is sick now BTW, kept waking up last night, I had to sleep with her while sitting almost upright, then at 4am I fed her and she projectile vomited on me and the bed, so I took a shower and took her upstairs to sleep on the couch in her room, we slept on and off until 9.30 this morning!

Stay tuned for the Nancy Drew hop too, my day is tomorrow!!

and a few more fun pics
I didn't know I had a PhD!! I'm a doctor in quilting then :-)










also have you joined or seen the quilt along
look here and LIKE for a favorite


Here's a video of me quilting the spider web quilt
 

Here's an update on my 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - ready to quilt
#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- TOSSED!
#5 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -DONE!
#10 Round Robin swap -TOP done and ready to quilt
#11- drunkard's path- ready to quilt
#12- Hidden forest- applique- traced owl
#13 pin cushion swap - mailed
#14geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#15 christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexies- 43 flowers done and sewn together
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- block #17 Michal done
#18 Boxes!- fabrics are here
#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - DONE! & mailed
#20- roman holiday- kit
#21 Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#22 Valentine's Round Robin- Top here ready to quilt
#23 Woven Stars for CT - DONE!
#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt-DONE! mailed
#25- easy street- border done
#26 McCall's #6 flower star- DONE!
#27 McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - all fabrics here
#28- Book quilt- just planned
#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts -quilted spider web quilt, planning twist on bargello instead
#31 "birds"(Jan), #3 quilt it today- DONE
#32 winding reds(Jan) #4 quilt it today- Done and ready to mail
#33- (feb)CT botanical fabrics- DONE!
#34 (feb)Ahhhh's- more done
#35 MMRR2- feb sent, march is done
#36 (feb) T-shirt quilt planned
#37 (feb) baby girl- step 1 done
#38(feb) Nancy drew blog hop quilt- done!
# 39 (March) stuffed owl- need to sewwings
#40(March) - 2 girl skirts- done!

1 comment:

Michele said...

This is one very full post. So glad that you love the earrings. For you not to have them would have been so wrong!