Monday, November 2, 2015


I'm writing a quick post to update the bit of progress on the poinsettia as I'm leaving tomorrow for a few days to visit family.

Over the weekend I added small borders and half square triangles. This morning, I started to add some green stitching on the leaves and ran out of bobbin thread. Don't you hate that? Of course I'm never organized enough to have more ready!

I really wanted to add some metallic sparkle using a red/silver metallic thread. I tried a couple of needles. The metallic needle shredded the thread, so I switched to an embroidery needle. I thought of adding a few drops of Sew Smooth to the needle and the thread which seemed to work.

I tried every angle and various lighting to pick up the sparkle with little results.

I can't decide if this will be a table topper or a Christmas pillow cover. It measures 19" square.

Have a great week!



Jo Ferguson said...

It's stunning. I also love that you set it on point.

elle said...

very classy!

Fran Gloade said...

That is beautiful. My sewing machine really dislikes metallic thread. -- it always shreds. I am going to try what you suggested. do you match the bobbin thread Color to your top thread

Thanks. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy your blog.