What I’m Working On…

I didn’t get much sewing done over the weekend.  My big kids were home.

Buck wanted to sew gun sleeves.  I made the first one and after that, he took over.

He did a great job.  I am so glad my boys aren’t afraid of a sewing machine…or that they would think sewing is just for girls.

Kelli was home and was working on a quilt in the sewing machine.  It was hectic for a bit…run upstairs and check on Kelli…downstairs to put a new bobbin in Buck’s sewing machine.

My stack of cheddar bow ties is growing.  I am hoping it will continue to grow.

My wool project is my March UFO.  I got pulled this out.  I haven’t worked on it for awhile.

Once I saw it, I am starting to think I want to pull the green thread out.  I don’t like that the thread doesn’t blend with the stems.  What do you think?  Please leave an opinion…pull it out or leave it in?

I hope to get a quilt in the quilting machine this week….the days are stacking up so who knows if it will actually happen.

You can see what others are busy working on by heading over to Patchwork Times.

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18 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Toni Anne

    I don’t think it stands out. It looks a little sparkly,here and there, very little. I like it, it looks great to me, I’d keep it. Your work is always so beautiful. ;-> Toni Anne

  2. Gari

    I’d leave it in, too. This looks like a more primitive piece and the threads are not supposed to always match perfectly.

  3. Denise :)

    Yup, I’d definitely say leave it in also. In fact, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly you thought wasn’t blending! I’d say it all matches up pretty darn good!! :)

  4. Janet B

    I’m going against the trend in comments. I would pull it. If you don’t like it now, you will never like it. You will always see the thread when you look at the finished product. Better to be satisfied now that unsatisfied forever.

  5. Karen

    I think it looks fine… you have such an assortment of greens for the leaves that one thread color would not match all, and changing threads would defeat the purpose of the design. In the context of the entire piece finished I bet it’ll look great!

  6. terry

    I think your leaves look fine. It’s all in what you like. When I do wool work, I mostly use YLI Black quilting thread for everything – recommended by my old time teacher Cheri Payne (the queen of primitive) and sometimes I use Coats and Clark no.GI tan recommended by Maggie Bonoanomi (sp) – these two colors seem to blend into whatever wool you use and I don’t have to make any decisions. The beauty of wool work is pretty much anything goes – the only decision you have to make is do you want matchy or primitive.

    Whatever you decide – have fun….. Terry

  7. Linda Frihart

    Love the greens together — no ripping. Wil you tell the name of the pattern..

    I don’t have a website or blog but reached you through Judy L.

  8. Diane / FL

    If you hate it and it bothers you take it out, but I don’t see anything wrong with it.
    I am finding it hard to stay focused on one thing long enough to even get it to UFO stage. I do have a project going that my husband requested for his office, and it is pretty well on it’s way.
    Last weekend we went to a sewing expo and my husband picked out a wool wall hanging (I was shocked he liked it) and so I bought the kit. I have no wool thread and have no idea where to buy any. I guess Google will be my friend on that. I am interested in starting it and having it for a project to work on in the evenings while we sit together.

  9. Ranch Wife

    Don’t you love it when the big kids come home! One of ours was home this weekend too. We put her to work cutting calves. :) The other left for Afghanistan. Counting the days until I can hug his neck again. I love your wool project and I think it depends on how much it will bother you. Not much help, I know. :) I think it looks fine and isn’t even noticable unless
    you scrutinize it and even then, I think it looks fine. It’ll be gorgeous when its finished!

  10. kwiltnkats

    Jo, the threads do show up especially in the leaf to the far right…but it doesn’t look bad. Perhaps if you use thread that is “showy” in other places within the remaining leaves the look will be more even and appeal to you more. Sounds like you were enjoying your BIG kid weekend. Sandi

  11. Mary

    I think the stitching looks fine but if it really bugs you remove it. It would NOT really bug me.

    Buck at the sewing machine is funny. I have three sons and they all know how to sew. WE make a “family” quilt every year. Each family member has to make a 12 1/2″ block with at least one seam in it. All blocks are from the same fabric line. We draw names for who gets it. The winner buys next years fabric.

    My son wanted to know if we had the fabric for this years and asked me how to go about his proposed design. Turned out he wanted to do a half log cabin. Turns out he knew exactly how to put it together. Once he was sure he went outside and got on the backhoe to complete that chore.

    Well rounded children are the BEST!

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