The build up to that special day has been rather busy so I've had limited time to work on the blog.
I've been babysitting little Ollie, our 4 month old today and he sat up on the desk, watched everything I did and just laughed at my efforts in the shed.
I told him all about the Bayeux and showed him the picture I was working on…..he just waved his arms and squealed
I will be testing 100 weight superior silk threads, and 50 weight cotton. Can I combine them? I don't know.
I had these darn big gaps in the image so I tried to be inventive and fill them in, will it work? I don't know.
I cut up strips from the left over photos and put them in…. I think it will make it easier to work over rather than having to over those brown strips.
The pattern doesn't match but I think I can cover the image better.
Does that make sense?
I also ordered my new Handiquilter sweet 16 sewing machine today, I won't be able to get it until I get back from Tasmania in the new year…
I'm anxious to try it and I will certainly keep you in the loop with my progress on it.
Will it fit the bill? not sure until I practice on it….
Most of my projects will be done on the Janome Horizon… all the applique on the Bayeux is done with the Janome… but because the quilt is 236 foot long I'm hoping the quilting will be done on the handiquilter…. well see I guess
Its almost $2000 more than in the USA and that's with $1000 off before the end of the year….. I wonder why?
Any way, the company gave me a discount which I truly appreciated.