It' beautiful Toogie and I love mine, even my daughter is hinting abut me making one for her. Love you Lillian
I love you too! Maybe you could make her one for Christmas. I read today there are only 7 more week-ends......have you started to write in yours?
I just love this. You really did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing
You're very welcome. Thank you for looking.
Wonderfully done Toogie. I like this as well!
The stippling is better but just needs to be tighter, smaller.Thanks
I really like the design with the stippling. Beautiful!
It looks better, uh? Thanks
Totally beautiful design. The stippling makes it very effective. But you should try not to be too hard on yourself as you have done a great job on all.
Thank you, but sometimes things don't go as we'd like.
Great job may God's force be with you:):)hugs
I think it is beautiful, especially with the stippling!
Thanks Ruth-welcome to Cute.
Great job on the journals. Thank you for sharing Happy Stitching :~)
Ah! Problem solved! The addition of the stippling really made a difference in appearance. Upsetting news can really impact your life. Hopefully, you'll be back to sewing soon.
We went to both the wakes but I don't want to go to the little girls funeral tomorrow, it's just too hard.....
I love this great job
Welcome to Cute. I will give you your second flower.
What an amazing difference the stippling makes. Great save!!!
These are two different covers, same fabric, same design. The stippling does look better,as Lidia and Kim said I think the fabric was too thin without the added batting.
Hope and pray your sad news turns into glad news, Toogie. I wonder if you put some batting behind, if that would help take out the wrinkles? BTW, I do love the large stipples, I think smaller would take away from the floral.
Thank you for your advice.
I totally agree. I tend to like larger stippling. The smaller kind seems to take over the projects it's used on. I think you did a wonderful job and I pray things get better for you soon. <3
Each one of us critique our own work the harshest. I love what the stippling has added to this project and you should be proud of the outcome. I always enjoy seeing your projects; they show you have created them with love. May the Lord comfort you and give you His peace in your present situation. Rest...knowing that He loves you dearly. I will keep you in my prayers. Avis
I guess I was just trying to keep my mind busy with sewing but my heart was elsewhere. (See my comment below to rescuer) Thank you Avis
i think if the stippling were smaller it would be too busy. I just love the stippled effect. Great work Toogie
End result is very pretty. The stippling really added character to the cover. Well done.
Did you do your stippling by e machine or regular. so pretty.
Regular machine, free motion stippling, thanks
Très joli travail, bravo !!!
Welcome to Cute!
Problem solved...love the stippling...really adds a richness to the front cover....
I think so too Kim
Thank you two Cuties for being there for me.
Perfection! You have such a kind heart to fret so much over a gift. May you be blessed for your kindness. I will add you to my prayers today. Whatever news it is you're dealing with, you can make it through. You do hard things all the time!
We got news yesterday a friend of ours youngest daughter, around my daughter Ashley's age, lost her 37 year old husband. They think it was a heart attack, he was working off.
Then a few hours later, someone let me know a girl that used to ride my bus, died. These children have a lot of health issues and I know that. It's still so hard to hear.....
You've done it, you've done it, congratulations, Toogie. You have solved the problem and created a beautiful note cover to be proud of :-)
I does look better with stippling, just wish I had done smaller and closer stipples. I just loved the design.
The stippling sure sets it off! beautiful, I love it.
It does do better with stippling on this fabric, thanks
The stippling only makes it more beautiful! Were it mine, I would not want to give it away..just so very pretty. Some lucky lady will love it too.
Thank you for being so kind.
do some free hand stippling around the design,so the wrinkles blend into the whole design.It is too nice to bin.
I think it would be too hard with the back and flaps all sewn on, but your idea would work I believe. I will either keep it for myself or do something with it later. Thanks
Lovely!!!! FIESTA ;D
Flower for you
have you tried spray starching it ,,,, lots of it
I think it's like your name...hopeless
Flower for you
The design is nice....
This is a gorgeous stitchout! Your thread choices really give a lot of life and motion to it. You have a lot of good suggestions below, and I know you are bothered by some elements of the outcome. However, always trying to do better and make things perfect is something you just do. That is how we strive to improve our skills and learn. You can always send it to me ,and I would treasure it!
I looked it up. It was a "search and find" from Embroidery Connections, and they no longer exist.
I checked too, not there:(
Such a pretty cover, Toogie and I see your name on it as well......great job!!
Wrinkles and all?!!!
Toogie, We are always so hard on ourselves and what we create. Others see the beauty while all we see are the wrinkles! it is a beautiful piece of work. I would hate to see you toss it because of a few wrinkles. (LOL - I can see myself throwing it in the I'll work on it later pile.) I love it. It reminds me that we are not created perfect and as much as we try we can not become perfect. We need the grace and love of our Lord and Savior. Hugs.
It like me, is far from perfect. Flower for your thoughts.
Truly, this is lovely - The colors are beautiful!!!
The design is for sure...
The design is very pretty...I agree with Lidia...design is too dense for the fabric and stabilizer you used...not much you can do at this point...if the stabilizer is a cut away...I would try to cut it away closer to the design especially where it has puckered...sometimes this can help, but it won't get rid of all of them...If you use this design again, I would suggest you use a fusible stabilizer and/or back the fabric with a fusible cloud type material before you embroider it...
I think this is why it puckered...I used a Pellon iron on....
Looking at your pictures, I think that this fabric is too thin for this design.. If you have the time, I would suggest you to select a thicker and stronger fabric or a less dense design - the rose here is too large and dense - and stitch it out again. :-)
I think you are correct. I almost quilted the fabric, before I emb and wished now that I would have. Thanks
It is indeed a very nice design
I do like the design, just the fabric didn't do well.
Toogie not sure if you used cotton or not but two things I do when not using 100% cotton fabric is to iron on vilene and I very seldom hoop the fabric just float the fabric it works for me most of the time sometimes the fabric stretches and I am sure that causes wrinkles
I left a small opening to turn the piece. It may be when I pulled it through, right side out, could have caused stretching. Thanks
Very pretty. I have had this problem sometimes if I use steam when pressing. Sometimes steam can make the stabiliser shrink. I wonder if you insert some batting between the embroidery and the book whether it might fill out the puckers.
I wondered too and I also thought about trying to peel the iron on off, but will probably stretch the fabric more, IF it will pull off.....
If you do try to peel off the iron on ,use a steam iron on it first,the heat from the iron makes it a lot easier to peel off
I may try that another day...thanks
It is such a pretty design. I never press embroidery as it always puckers. Perhaps a Cutie can help us with this problem
I hope so ....
Very pretty and I hope for your sake that the wrinkles smooth out too. I've got some good stuff for the face if you ever need it he he he! Love Chris
Do you iron it on the face?-lol
This will probably be thrown if I can't find a solution.