Friday, November 26, 2010

Sexy Dish Towels

I finished the dish towels for Roxie's graduation present.  She graduated last year, but on my part, a gift being a year late isn't actually that bad!  My average is much worse.  Sublime Stitching has really funny embroidery transfers that put the fun back into those sweet dishtowels our grandmothers made for us.
The middle one is suppose to say "Reform School Girl", but since Roxie is Catholic, I had to change that!
I still love listening to audio books while I create, so I know that the Rockabilly Angel took 6.5 hours, because I started it at the beginning of the book and finished the towel at the end of the book.  I guess I'm a slow embroiderer!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Straight as a laser line...

Some years ago I got this laser level (for free after rebate!) and I've used it for quilting ever since.  I use it to line up anything that's longer than my rulers.  It's not only handy, but has a really entertaining attribute: it can drive the cat bananas!  (Of course I make sure she can never see into the laser.)
The angle of the laser line swings so it can 'fine tuned' point down immediately, or adjusted to shoot across the room.  The gizmo even has a hole, so I can use a strong pin to attach it to my design wall.    
If I were to get a new one, I'd want one of those that shoots two lasers, at exactly 90º apart, like this:  Black & Decker BDL400S Bullseye Crosshair 90-Degree Auto Leveling Interior Line Laser  Then I'd really be square!
Now if someone could just teach me how to get that date off my pictures...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November Snow

The snow is very wet thus heavy.  These three cable/phone lines are hanging so low, the bottom one is touching the fence.

The north west parts of the Cities got a foot of snow!  It was heavy, wet snow, and broke branches off trees and pulled down power lines.  And I've been sewing!