Sunday, 9 November 2014

bernina 'n' sewing

My city was flooded a couple of weeks back which was really really good because the ground water level has raised but the roads are in a terrible condition and driving is a nightmare.I was down with terrible cold and back pain ..bronchitis and cold doesn't go well at all * sigh *
I've recovered a little now ..managed to do some embroidery and sewing .
I taught a friend to do line quilting and how to use a walking foot on my old bernette machine which I'm using for classes now since I have bought a bernina. I'm still learning how to use the bernina 380..tried a couple of things like FHS last week but am not comfortable yet.
                                                 

Another friend of mine wants a quilt made of traditional patchwork blocks using scraps.I'm sure it'll be a WIP project for a long time.
                                       

I had cut some 3'',4'' and 5'' squares from the scrap fabric and finished few blocks..
                                        
                                      
                                          
To get used to a new sewing machine takes time and until then there will be some sloppy work I guess..I'd missed the precision sewing at some corners which looks very bad so I'll have to frog and re-do :-(
Do you use a bernina 3 series ? Please do share with me if you have any tips.

Happy sewing!
Anita

Sunday, 5 October 2014

and the winner is…

Thank you all for your wishes,love and support.

Last week I'd offered a give-away to celebrate the blog anniversary and it's time to announce a winner …

Congratulations Wendy!
Wendy said
I would love the stylized peacock if I should win...thank you for such a lovely giveaway ”
I'll e-mail the pattern to you Wendy.                  
Happy stitching!                                                                         Anita

Saturday, 27 September 2014

a give-away

It's my blog anniversary this week..
When I started blogging I was not sure whether I'll be able fill this space with some pretty decent pictures,articles etc and wondered will there be someone interested to read whatever I scribble about my stitching life ..
but here I am ..entering 4th year of blogging :-)

I would like to celebrate by giving away one of my patterns to one lucky winner-
A. Stylized Indian peacock B. Paisley chakra C. Desi pouch
Look at the side bar for the pattern images..don't want to bore y'all by posting the images again :)
If you'd like to win a pattern please leave a comment in this post and mention which pattern you'd like to have A,B or C 
Leave your comment before 4:00 pm IST on October 5th. I'll draw a winner at random and announce it here on October 5th,Sunday.
Thank you all for the love and support.
Happy stitching!
Anita