Monday, 15 June 2015

Roxie the Redecorator

The following scenes have been recreated to expose the guilty!

We came home from one of my appointments to find this.... As some of the stitch had been slightly pulled we gave her the benefit of the doubt - thinking that MAYBE she had got off the couch in a hurry and caught her toenail in the quilting.....

Then a few days later we found this one on its way to the dog door and laughed thinking she'd tried to get it through.......

Then on Wednesday we came home after a longer than usual time away to find this! After I had confirmed that it hadn't been given to her the intention became pretty obvious.......

This cushion usually resides here - and while it was showing serious signs of wear....... wasn't quite this serious!!!

This was the scene that greeted Bob first thing this morning!!!!!

Nope, it wasn't me.............

Sue xxxx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Good Ideas

Sometime good ideas take a while to make an appearance. They percolate around and around and finally pop out like a Jack-in-the-box and stop you in your tracks.

As I looked at the next two DWRs on the design wall I noted the number of pieces and how many trips I would have to make from design wall to machine and back and design wall and iron and back so that I didn't mix everything up.

As I wondered how much effort it would take (and if I could be bothered) to make a small, portable design board it dawned on me that I could use my new cutting mat as all the pieceswere already cut out.....and it would accommodate a 15" block - which the new DWRs are.

 That way I could sew  pieces together without disturbing the layout.

........... Also keeping the pattern visible but out of the way by putting it under the extension table for the machine........

Then moving the whole lot over to the iron to press and prepare for the next sewing stage.

So simple when I thought about it!!!

Sue xxxx