Beginning to look like Christmas

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This year to hold the cash gifts to our children and grands, I'm making tiny
drawstring bags.  Since it is the easiest, the fabric is a fine red fleece
and the drawstrings are gold cord.  I've embroidered their names on the
bags.
Not one bobble or snarl in the entire flock.  Looking back, I really should
have tested the fleece to make sure it didn't bleed onto the embroidery
thread when drying from soaking off the stabilizer.  I didn't.  It didn't.
    Next time we have a beginner machine embroiderer - we should persuade
them to start off embroidering fleece or towels.  This is So much easier
than silk batiste.  Polly


Re: Beginning to look like Christmas
This is a brilliant idea!  I've thought doing something similar for my
brood, but haven't so far.  I did some small groups of wall hangings a few
years back for some of my daughters.

I was thinking of using satin in different colors, such as royal blue, red,
green and even white, but fleece sounds much easier.  One of my DD sews &
embroiders beautifully and she also recommended fleece.

She just received a new Baby Lock Ellisimo machine for her birthday to
replace her old 7570 Pfaff and I know she will do lots of embroidery for the
holidays, I know.  

I doubt I'll do much this year because of my sight, which has definitely
improved after the 1st cataract surgery this week.  I will have the other
done in early December.  In the meantime, we're spending Thanksgiving  with
the younger DS and family in SC, especially to see the youngest 2 DGDs, ages
2 & 12, then home for the surgery and Christmas Holidays.

Emily



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