Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Project Spectrum post card swap
A side venture for the Project Spectum project is a monthly post card swap. This is my first month to swap & my first post card. Sorry Wendi - somone had to get the first...
Hanne has since told me how to do the zig zag.... (She posted a really pretty post card on May 12, so visit her blog and scoll down a bit to see it.)
Meanwhile Barb just got a really nice post card in the mail all the way from France!
And in the mean time, I just noticed - or re-found it since I am now postcarding a great tutorial on DebR's blog. Mine was created differently - OBVIOUSLY! but I could have used the satin stitch hint.... Live and learn.
Maybe my "middle product" is new - I don't know but it is called "Fast 2 Fuse." Similar to Timtex, but the fusible is on the interfacing on both sides!
Also next time - I would change out the thread.... I NEVER machine applique - o.k. I actually never satin stitch. (I have done something similar to herky jerky with a metallic thread & I have done top stitching with a neutral thread.) & until I was way into the process I did not realize that it was looking un-professional.... (The back is white - so the white thread looks o.k. back there...)
And this time I zig zagged and them trimmed - not a good idea... Some of those stitches look like fringe - so I top stitched it after trimming so that the un-professional white thread would at least stay in place...