This week I really want to get the Trick or Treat Bag finished. Yesterday I did part of the applique by machine and then when that screwed up (or was it I) I turned to the trusty needle and thread that always works and finished it up. The stitch on the machine just wasn’t working very well – I am not experienced with machine applique and I didn’t have the patience for it – must try it on something bigger first I think as these pieces are small. One of these will be the front and one the back – I had originally wanted to do a witch – it didn’t turn out – I was going to stick a ghost on both side and I couldn’t get the stitch right – so I said forget about it and just went with a smaller amount. This is for a 5 year old who doesn’t know she is getting it so nothing was chosen by child or mom so I can make it how I want.
I got a new point and shoot camera and haven’t quite got the lighting right – the flash is supposed to automatically come on and I think it should have for this one and didn’t – the orange color for the butterfly is a little different that what shows up. Maybe next time I will get a better photo when I finish the bird. My other small camera I just haven’t been happy with and have not been able to get the menu to act right – so for now it is sitting on a shelf until I or Mike have more patience with it and try to adjust it some.
I rolled The Final Frontier down on Saturday and got back to work. I might have to force myself to take some breaks from this quilt this month as my fingertips are getting kind of ragged – but it is hard to force myself to do that! I am working on the final half of the quilt now. I don’t have a clear enough photo of all these colors in previous photos before I put it on the quilting frame. I had to finally unroll from the top and count rows before I rolled it back to where I was. It is also confusing when the rows are on point and so many of them. I am linking to Patchwork Times , Em’s Scrapbag, and MCM#40 at Cooking Up Quilts.
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