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Monday, 21 April 2014


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Ha. A feeling I understand so well. I have two machines and can just about thread them. Glad u are well.


I think you're going to have a great time learning to use that embroidery foot! (and glad you're feeling better!)

Missus Wookie

So glad you are feeling better. Looking forward to seeing the results of your class, I've been so impressed with the embroidery and quilted pictures I've seen.

Paul B

A wonderful glimpse into the start of the class. I admit I have the free stitch foot for my machine and haven't used it either. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be creating. Glad to hear you're feeling much better. Pxx


I'm so (or should that be sew?) glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. i suspect that you are going to be a complete star with the free motion once you get going..I can't wait to see more!


Oh yes, the trepidation at the start of a new journal - we can all relate. But I'm sure you are well on your way already, and will have souvenirs to show us soon.


Always glad to catch up with you, and glad to see your blog is working. Mine's been down since Saturday, and I guess Typepad has had LOTS of problems. I'll be looking forward to seeing the results of your class work.

Jemma @ Just-Jimjams

Glad you are better (or at least improving) - looking forward to the results of your class.


What a brilliant moment to capture! I hate that moment in a group situation where they say 'let's go round the room and tell everyone a little bit about yourself' but it sounds as if you broke the ice beautifully. How many of us can associate with that! I can't wait to see what you learn, please share!

Jacky S

The class sounds wonderful[I would love to go on one...SHUSH....I've got a never used free motion foot as well]. Looking forward to seeing what you accomplished....and glad you're feeling better.


Sooo many of us can relate to your moment! Waiting to "read all about your success with FMQ. Quiet as it's kept: I too have trepidation about using that durn darning foot. Practice does help a lot; unfortunately, I don't practice every day as I constantly tell myself I'm going to do…someday. Funny, my moment this month also involves quilting…Glad you are on the mend.


Hi Alexa, when I popped in with my link the other day the comments weren't working for me :(. So glad to hear that you are feeling better and look forward to seeing some of your sewing.


So glad you're feeling better...I confess to having NO idea what 'a free motion foot' might allow you to do, but look forward to finding out!
Alison xx

Fiona@staring at the sea

Sounds like a lovely class to take part in. I'm very envious, although I'd be feeling the same trepidation, if I were there.


Ah, I can post a comment today! Glad that you are feeling better. Lovely moment to record and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your class. Hope that you enjoy using your machine at home :)


Oh how I wish I could join you.

Prairie Jill

As always, you capture the moment so well - I feel like I was there with you. So glad the class turned out to be fun. Can't wait to see what you created.


I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and that you enjoyed the class. Ahh the feeling of being first to introduce yourself is so familiar. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your sewing adventure.

Julie Jeavons

Glad you're feeling better. Can't wait to see what you created. Sounds a lot of fun.


I too spent a long time looking at the free motion foot before deciding to give it a try. It's marvellous! I love it and now I am eager to get the machine out again.


This class sure looks like fun. I hope you keep us posted with your progress x

Yvonne Yam

Hehe...I have tons of supply that I've yet to figure out how to use...
But at least you are making progress here. Sounds like it could be really fun!


This is lovely. I am glad you had a good time and hope you came away with lots of confidence and new-found knowledge. Then it's just finding time to practice and improve!
I tried free-motion embroidery only once, a long time ago. Followed the instructions in my sewing machine manual and sewed....a beautiful, large tangled knot! Must get a proper "foot" and try again (along with all the other "must do's" on my list of project ideas!). Imagine though - I could make machine embroidered book covers, as well as hand-stitched ones...ooooo!
Glad you felt better after your lurgy and hope you are now back to full health. Sorry I haven't been "around" much but, well - you know... busy...

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