Hello readers :)
After a very frustrating day, yesterday, I went down another avenue. I had a notion of the following:
1. What could I do to a piece of fabric to make a hankie? (I know, I"ll mangle it to death.)
2. How about embroidery?
3. Finish with a tatted lace?
Okay..... I am also an avid quilter, I have bunches of fabric. And to my hoarding shame, I buy bolts instead of yards. Yep! LOL
Okay....What about cutting a square of fabric (my choice of inches) and roll the hem. I tried this today and wasn't satisfied with how the hemming looked. So.....I need to buy a rolled hem foot. Hopefully, I can pick one up at my friendly Bernina/Husquvarna - Rose/Brother dealer(s). Whatever I can get - and quick!
I will learn how to make a rolled hem, I've never done it on the machine at all, so this will be a first.
With that all said and done, I then thought that I could decorate my own hankie with a plain design, or a seasonal design, like for Christmas. Okay......
I played around with the embroidery component of my machine and came up with a butterfly which was already built in. I used a plain motif to start with and it came out okay. Except on the left upper wing, facing you, my needle decided to pop out and hang there, but I managed to get it back in. OMG! That was scary.
I'm going to have to measure and mark the corner of the hankie so this will take a bit of maneuvering. But, it shouldn't be a problem. (I hope)
Okay, I've selected my butterfly and need to roll the hem and then I can tat an edging. I'm not sure what color butterfly I want to use, so whatever color I choose l can coordinate the tatting color lace.
I know that I can make a square fabric, need to roll the hem, then embroider the butterfly and add the tatting. We will see what happens. I'll give it a go.
Until later.....pouring over tatted edgings for this one. Maybe I can find a small butterfly edging?