My brother in law
(husband's youngest brother)
became sixty last Tuesday
and we celebrate that fact with a party tomorrow.
For a little present I made all the preparations
for another "stitch-and-burn" piece
by painting the "lutradur" (kind of thick polyester interface)
the "vliesofix" (wonder under) and ironing
unpainted vliesofix onto the polyester velvet.
and topped up with polyester sheer pieces
The fun part is the stitching
with COTTON (!) thread
DON'T FORGET TO PUT THE PRESSER FOOT DOWN !
otherwise, you'll end up with this nasty mess of loops
at the backside
which you have to undo
and start anew
(do you see the amount of thread, I did it móre than once ...)
This happens because, with this "quilting" presser foot,
I have to put the foot down in some semi down position ...
which I sometimes forget !
I did the burning today outside in the sunshine
(it stinks ! thought I didn't burn out a lot,
I did it outside anyway)
You can see the "60" here in the design
though it isn't too obvious in the whole piece
(I think ...)
In this picture against the bright sunlight
you can clearly see I used the leftover cut out shapes
of the circles to complement the square design
no initial plan, that just happened
And in that sunny garden
and a bit of brown