Tuesday, April 17, 2012

EMBELLISHMENTS 3rd try at posting

I don't know where this is all ending up but I tried taking the pics first and had a little trouble. Hence 3 posts.

The following are some of the little embellishments we have made in our class to add to our cloths.

First were the tassels and bows then dangles that were made on the sewing machines with the scrim cloth. they can be decorated and are made to hang from your cloth or tacked on top. I just saw a gorgeous piece a gal made and had these dangles on top of it and they looked great. This is such a fun class that I encourage anyone who wants somelthing really neat to sign up for Karen's next class. It starts May 1 and is the 1st class we did with making our own cloths and learning her type of embroidery. Her work is gorgeous and she is so casual and easy you will just love her. Very down to earth type gal.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I was never so surprised as yesterday at the Drs. to learn that the allergy blood test came back - no allergies. For years I have been told I had Allerigc Rhinitis and was treated for such with various allergies and nasal sprays. Mostly prescription. This is from an Allergy Group in Chicago. Well now I find out I have what is known as Vasomotor Rhinitis which exhibits many of the same symptoms as the allergic one but also includes all the chemical odors, weather changes, high humidity and various other things. I have been bothered by these for years and do not wear perfume or can go in a nail salon or I would get a terrible migraine.

Well as of yesterday I am off the allergy meds and am now on a twice a day nasal spray (prescription) and we will see what happens. Life is amazing. I also found out I do not have very much arthritis in my neck and head but do have a deteriorating disk between C5-C6 neck area. I have exercises to do and some meds to take for that.

Well enough of that and on to more fun things. I am including some pics of things I have done through the class. The first is a piece of fluff I put together. It is a piece of scrim that didn't gather right so I cut it off but didn't throw it out. The center is a little scrap with the basket that I have had for ages. I added some pretty eyelet and did a bit of stitching on it and came up with this.

the second was a dily that I randomly smocked and then stitched on. It is fun just sitting doing all those stitches. Would never have thought I would like doing that this much.