by pennifold 19 May 2015

Hi Cuties, here are the next 2 tea towels for my girlfriends in Adelaide. I've done 2 Santa and 2 Christmas tree ones.


This design is from 3 Bells - it is called the Jacobean Christmas Tree - 5x7 hoop. Took over 2 hours to stitch out!!! So I had both machines going at the same time, that is why they have slightly different colours.

The design sews out perfectly. I slowed my machines down to 350spm for the Brother and just put my Husqvarna speed adjustment to halfway. I started off at full bore for both and broke 2 needles on the Husqvarna! Lesson learned! Love Chris

1. Towel on left done on Brother, one on right done on the Husqvarna. I used a darker purple on the right one and I prefer it obviously, because I'm a purple lover!

223911

by tlp22 30 May 2015

Adorable! So colorful! Fantastic.

18095
by deegee 30 May 2015

Both are lovely. You have done an excellent job. (Lucky you, having 2 great machines to work with).

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 30 May 2015

Thanks very much, yes, I am very fortunate to have these two beautiful sewing machines. Love Chris

11694
by marianamin2003 30 May 2015

Beautiful towels. I really like how you posted the towels done on different machines. It's always time for Christmas stitching!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 30 May 2015

Thanks Maria, it was more of a necessity than convenience in this case as I was sewing right up to late on Wednesday evening. Love Chris

2820
by Zinobia 29 May 2015

They look attractive n colourful. Hugs

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 30 May 2015

Thanks very much, I think so too. Love Chris

2021
by katydid 29 May 2015

I almost missed this . Nice job!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 30 May 2015

Thanks Kay, they are stunning aren't they? Love Chris

85834
by Shyamala 27 May 2015

Both are stunning. Great job....like the red tea towels very much. Hugs.....Shyam.

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 27 May 2015

Thanks so much Shyam, they have turned out much better than I imagined. Love Chris

3342
by castelyn 27 May 2015

Stunning Chris. Hugs Yvonne xxx

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 27 May 2015

Thanks Yvonne, sitting in an Adelaide Internet cafe looking at all the Projects sewn so far this week! Love Chris

132645
by kingmar 19 May 2015

Chris,
I believe you truly carry the spirit of Christmas with you all year. You bless all that you meet ... in spirit and with your lovely gifts that are made with the recipient in mind as you work on them.
mk

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

What a lovely thing to say Mk - I try to spread love, kindness and respect to everyone I meet and pray that they in turn will do likewise. Love Chris

P.S. If I haven't welcomed you to cute, a big Aussie welcome from me. Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

1328
by pennyhal2 19 May 2015

That's a jazzy tree! I like all the different colors. Very unique tree design!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks so much Penny, I used Metro and Hemingworth threads and a couple of Brother ones too! Love Chris

31454
by sonjapotgieter 19 May 2015

So lovely Colourful!!!!Beautiful...Well done

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Sonja, yes, the colours are very vibrant. Love Chris

62724
by arlene 19 May 2015

Love all your towels. Love the trees and the colors. Both sewed out great.

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks very much Arlene, love Chris

10899
by tfk 19 May 2015

Wow Chris this is a very pretty design :) some how has a 3D look to it! Both your machines did a great job stitching this out....lovely work! :)

2 comments
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Fatima, I think they did a great job too, even though the Brother still has some issues with the bobbin thread showing through. Love Chris

tfk by tfk 20 May 2015

Oh then you should try what I had done Chris. ...hopefully that should fix it! Tighten up bobbin tension a bit....it made such a big difference to my machine....I was very happy with the fix!

7802
by noah 19 May 2015

They will love them Chris I DO:):)

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Carolyn, me too! Love Chris

351334
by pldc 19 May 2015

what a lovely tree Chris! They will love them& think of you each time they bring it out. ~hugs~

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Loralye, I hope so! Love Chris

299473
by lolly3 19 May 2015

Hi Chris, Love the colour, reminds me of the swinging sixties. hehe
Thankyou for sharing. Love Lorraine

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Hi Lorraine, yes, it does look very retro! Love Chris

2615
by dragonflyer 19 May 2015

These are beautiful...anyone tries to dry a dish with these will be in trouble for sure!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks for your support Kim - I wouldn't use these either, I'd hang them on my oven handles! Love Chris

270563
by lidiad 19 May 2015

They are both beautiful!
Hugs, Lidia

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks so much Lidia, love Chris

76829
by basketkase 19 May 2015

simply gorgeous, Chris!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Vicki, love Chris

250322
by decojo 19 May 2015

Beautiful towels! I really like the Jacobean Christmas tree. Joyce

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Joyce, it is a beautiful tree and of course you can make any colour choice. Love Chris

23550
by lbrow 19 May 2015

So beautiful Chris. If they were mine I would display only.They are too pretty to use/Lillian

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

I'm sure this what my friends will do too. Love Chris

145667
by awesome1 19 May 2015

They are so gorgeous that I would never dry dishes with them!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

I'm like you too. I put out my beautiful Christmas tea towels every year, but you are not allowed to dry any dishes on them he he he! Love Chris

10001
by marfa 19 May 2015

You have done a great job. Well done.

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks so much Marfa, love Chris

11865
by lique 19 May 2015

They are stunning!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thank you Angelique, I think so too. Love Chris

57483
by cfidl 19 May 2015

Great tree! Gorgeous stitching!

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks Chris, it is stunning stitching, I agree. Love Chris

172534
by designgirl 19 May 2015

Chris, they are both lovely.

1 comment
pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2015

Thanks so much Lynn, love Chris

51224