Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pemberley Block of the Month #3

There hasn't been much sewing happening here lately. My  350 blocks project report is a big fat zero at the moment. The only sewing done is tiny little bit on my Pemberley block one but the little bits are starting to add up.
A leaf a night than the flowers so by Saturday afternoon I had the centre block finished.

So I can  now start on month #2 which have 4 applique blocks to complete so this will be interesting. I don't think I will catch up before Month 3 is released but we will see what happens.
There is some other projects that need my attention.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching 
Cynthia

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Product Review -Karen Kay Buckley Scissors

Back in April I purchased my first pair of Karen Kay Buckley scissors at a fair. I have been hearing lots of great things about them so I thought I should try them. My friends have the small green scissors in their collection and I have occasionally borrowed a pair to snip a thread on the odd occasion. But I was interested in the medium scissors as they have the larger grips that are the same size for the thumb and finger as I have plenty small scissors for thread trimming. I found they were more comfortable to use especially since I want to be able to cut fabric with them.  I am working on some applique projects. They cut through multiple layers was ease and my hand was not hurting after an evening of cutting. To say I was impressed is put it mildly.

 So they are now in stock in the small thread cutter size(green handles) and the medium size(blue handles).  If you are interested in the other sizes I can order them in for you. I feel there will be a good chance the other sizes will become stock lines but I had to start somewhere. So I started with what I think would be the most popular sizes. They are available online at Cynthia's Ark or in store. If you are popping in to the shop you are welcome to try mine first.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pemberley Block of the Month # 2

Now I am still working through the first month's block. I wish I had more time but there has been so much other stuff that I needed to do. I have finally got all my stems stitched on the central oval. Then I added the hexagon flowers on next, because there are finished ready to be added.

The next step is to get the applique shapes cut out of the freezer paper then cut the fabric out.
I managed to stitch the urn down leaving the top edge open for a couple of leaves that I need to insert. I moved on to the outer leaves. Needle turn applique is outside my comfort zone so this project is a chance for me to improve my skills.  I will update everyone again soon, hopefully with a little more progress.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia