Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pre-Printed Sticky Fabri-Solvy

Yesterday I showed you how great it is to embroider your designs using Sticky Fabri-Solvy.   It makes getting ready to get started so easy without the time spent tracing your designs onto fabric with your light box.

Because many of our design illustrations are printed on 11” x 17” paper in your pattern, we have special Sticky Fabri-Solvy in this oversized sheet size.  It needs to be printed on a copier that accommodates the larger size.


To save a trip to the copy store we have Pre-Printed the large size for you.   We have the sheets printed as an addition to your pattern to get you stitching right away. 

We have had customers ask why they might need a pattern for a design if they buy the Pre-Printed sheets.  The pattern for the design will give you instructions of color and stitch placement.  Plus you will get all the instructions to complete your design. 


Enjoy the speed and accuracy of your embroidery using Sticky Fabric-Solvy!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Disolving Sticky Fabri-Solvy

We just stitched our very popular Bless Our Home BlackWork design a second time using our very wonderful Sticky Fabri-Solvy.  The printed film made getting our embroidery ready to stitch a snap and adding all those Lazy Daisy leaves easy to do.


I put a generous amount of warm water in my kitchen sink and added each of the embroidered pieces separately.  The flowing water was dissolving as I watched – so fun and amazing to see!

I rinsed off each fabric piece under the flowing water and laid them flat to dry.  Next I’ll steam iron with the embroidery upside down on a bath towel adding a little spray starch to crisp up our lovely finished piece. 


Sticky  Fabri-Solvy is so easy to use and your embroidery design is accurate – sometimes not the case with hand tracing onto the fabric using your light box.  Give it a try with your next embroidery project.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Animal Friends in Texas

On our trip to Quilt Festival in Houston we met quite a few interesting dogs and other critters along the way.


Homer, the pot bellied pig, and Abigail share popcorn in the garden of the antiques shop.  Homer was quite happy to visit us when we had our hands full of yummy popcorn.  Abigail was interested too.  Lots of
Guinea hens were strutting just out of camera range too.


A portrait of Homer.  He was too was rescued by his new friends at the antiques shop.  Quite an array of happy animals with another rescued pooch in the house.  A great place we will visit again next year.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Home From Houston’s Festival

We had a super trip to Houston shopping on the way and a little on the way home, too.  We want to do “our part” to improve the country’s economy!  We visited a number of our favorite antique and junque shops to enjoy browsing and sometimes making a great “find” for our collections.


Unpacking some of the goodies found along the way.  Check out Hecho, Tina’s new pet horse, found in a beautiful antique shop in Texas.  Hecho is going to live outside the growing garden at the chicken house at her Twisted Wire Ranch.


Heading home to the ranch in the back of the truck.  We will keep you posted as Hecho gets comfortable in his new digs.  He is a thoroughbred metal steed ‘Hecho en Mexico’…love the hooves and tail.