Tuesday, March 16, 2010

From humble beginnings


It has been a longgggggggg time since I have pulled diapers from the dryer in my house. A long time. And I sure as shootin' didn't iron them before they graced a precious bottom. As a matter a fact, that last precious bottom just sped out of the driveway on her way to meet a fella and attend the Blue's game. How far we have come. Again I digress. I know its a trend.

Back to this stack of washed, dried and IRONED diapers. I want to be considered "with it" just like everyone else, so I need to learn how to use my embroidery machine. My goal is to make some of those burp cloths that are so popular. I tell you, I can take a skein of floss, a hand needle and make them stand up and bark for dinner; but that embroidery machine makes my hands sweat. Not to be outdone, I will prevail!

With a little help my friends. Barb, one of my stitching sisters, digitized the monogram for me. Bless her heart. I then searched on the interwebz for far too long (I bet you could Google "brain surgery" and find a tutorial) to find dozens of tutorials on burp cloths and a new passion was born.


Here are the results. I know this doesn't look like much; but I could have traced out an embroidery design for a christening gown in the time it took to accomplish this! Now my mind is a whirling with all of the possibilities.

Don't forget the PINK giveaway is open until midnight tonight. Winner to be revealed tomorrow.

17 comments:

  1. Martha,

    That looks great - I am sure you will be a pro in NO TIME, and doing a marvelous job like your handwork. :)

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  2. Do I see an embroidery machine in your future? I love having the ability to embroider, especially baby & wedding gifts. (not in that order!)
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  3. Pink and green -- I should have known! It looks wonderful. You and Barb make a great team!

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  4. I guess it all depends on what you get used to doing. I love making burp cloths. I do a lot of them for baby gifts. Yours looks great, and the colors are perfect.

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  5. Looks like you've mastered your embroidery machine to me! Nice job, Martha! By the way, which machine do you have?

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  6. haha...welcome to the club! It's addictive! You did a great job, too!

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  7. Very cute, Martha. I the color choices. I think the name is perfect, I'm sure you do as well.
    Keep stitchin friend.

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  8. MARTHA :-)
    So proud of you. I am just the opposite!! I can wip out those embroidered designs projects in no time, but scared to take up needle & thread to make the gorgeous stitched things that you inspire us to do. Good JOB!! Keep at it the ME becomes easier!!!
    Want to trade???? I will do your ME & you do my bishop smocking??? We got a deal????

    Keep inspiring me!!

    Sewnangel@gmail.com in Sunny (84) So Calif

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  9. That's a great burp cloth. I love the pink and green.

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  10. That is so cute. I've never used the embroidery side of my machine...now I'm inspired!

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  11. What stablizing method did you use?
    BTW great job.

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  12. Wow! What kind of machines do you have? I am hoping to buy another this year.

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  13. Martha, You must be my "soul sister", when it comes to the machine embroidery. I wait until my daughter is over and let her walk me through the steps or just take over and do it!

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  14. How sweet is that... I knew you could do it. Now to do the other 11.

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  15. Martha, you crack me up! It's funny because your hand embroidery is always just so inspiring! I don't have my embroidery machine yet but I'm sure I will feel the same as you when I finally stitch out that first thing! I'm sure you'll be a master at this very soon and giving us more pretties to look at!

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  16. Looks like everyone wants to know your machine. That is why I am here too! I have one and wonder if mine can do the same. I keep it pretty simple right now but would love to do something like that!

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