I went up to Seattle recently to craft with my cousin, Patti. She had an almost finished fused fabric project that needed a couple of sewing details, so I brought my machine along.
What I didn’t bring was the power cord. Argh! Luckily, Seattle Leslie (as distinguished from Oregon Leslie in our fiber group) was willing to text her husband from her trip to the Midwest and he got out her spare machine to lend us. Sewing can be a complicated multi-state business.
My cousin is generally a paper crafter, but occasionally she gets the hankering for fabric and floss. Along with (parts of) my sewing machine, I lugged up bags of floss and batiks and WonderUnder fusing.
I stitched around some fused pieces of her camping scene that were losing their stick, and she added embroidery details – little clumps of grass, chains to hold up the hammock, French knot sparks in the fire. I would love to have that camping spot!
I fused some small geometric shapes and started connecting them with stitching, when I wasn’t knitting or walking their labradoodle – a dog so laid back that when it slowly wags its tail everyone around him takes note of how excited Teddy is. Teddy is the chilled out dude of the dog world. Our dog is a neurotic hyper wired mess in comparison.
Teddy in his usual mood:
Now Patti is moving on to little houses. She got a few embroidery books and websites to learn new stitches and at this rate She’s going to be stashing fabric soon I’m sure. Fiber hobbies are addictive.