Happy New Year
I am sitting here waiting for my grilled ham and cheese
sandwich to finish grilling, happy with the
results of a big embroidery project,
that had some rocky moments.
It is freezing outside 6 degrees at 1pm
a warm fire is going in the stove.
The Christmas tree is still up and lite,
it will remain so until the needles begin falling, it
is the only sign of spring to come, it
has slowed down on it's water consumption so I fear
that is not far off.
2014 has been a busy year, and I sit here surrounded
by embroidery hoops, stabilizer and temporary fabric adhesive
my mind wonders back to the events of the last 12 months.
My sewing machine, embroidery machine and longarm have
been very busy.
If you have been following along you know I was given
the honor of making 4 custom quilts
and two bathrobes for one family.
Have lost track of how many beautiful
personalized embroidered towel set I have done.
I have also been able to quilt a number of quilts for other quilters.
You can see these things here
We have made a few trips to Ca., to help with the
MORE off road races.
In fact, I just finish a jacket with the logo on it.
Doing something new can sure be a challenge, but more
so a learning process.
Here are some pictures
(a blog post without pictures is boring, right?)
Sure turned out great, and thanks to
Mark Sweeney's amazing work digitizing of the designs,
(making the artwork so the machine understands
how to stitch it out) we have great success.
I am thankful to have found a good digitizer.
I would like to someday learn how to do this but right now
I am still working on learning how to embroider.
Here is another design Mark helped us with
I also have some ideas for girls hoodies and will share them
I am expecting this will be a year of embroidery.
So you will see alot of posts, I have no doubt.
So from a fall and injury in January, trips back and forth
to Ca., lots of sewing projects, gardening,
having two of our grandsons and son-in-law here for hunting,
and a very cold snowy start to 2014-2015 winter,
it has been a busy, fun and sometimes waring year
but I would not trade it.
We have be so blessed, we have our health,
we will be fed and stay warm.
Happy New Year to you and your family
and May our Father in Heaven
Bless you richly with health, peace and love
Kirk and Gail