September 2009



The Lady 12Sept09web

Well, she’s coming along better now that I have found new fabric for the moon and earth.  And, notice the sky’s fabric has a new look too.  I figured if I were going to redo, I might as well go all out.  LOL  The hair is gruling to sew together but will be worth the effort when it’s done I’m sure.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself!!!

And look what else I’ve found.  Oh la la…. Isn’t is simply perfect.  Don’t ask me yet how I’m going to sew it yet because I have NO IDEA, but I love a challenge. 

The Lady 12Sept09web2


Sorry for the long delay, but darn life sure does happen when you’re not looking.  I got a little carried away with the original design process and realized that my first draft was way too big, too complicated, and way too many stitches for most folks to want to try out.  I removed the outer circle and changed the last circle to a simple satin stitch to get the stitch count down to under 9,000 stitches (design on the left) and 10,000 (design on the right).  I really want you to stitch this and if it’s 40,000 stitches, you probably will take a pass.  I like the look of the stitched version and hope you will too.

Now, the design has many possibilities.  While you are watching the design stitch out, you will notice that the internal design would be great by itself on a quilt block or a jacket.  Remember you don’t have to stitch the whole design.  You decide just how much you want / like and go for it. 

Please email me pictures so I can see what you come up with!

The pictures above are of my stitch out samples.  I used a cut-away stablizer.  The fabric is 100 percent cotton.  Check out how different it looks just because of the thread color change.  You are the designer so make it yours by choosing whatever color YOU want.  :)   Click on the link below to access the design files.  Please let me know if you have any problems downloading the designs.