Can you believe as of now I have completed 23 shirts?!!! So far only had 1 other problem with the threads burring under the plate and now I have only 9 more to go!!! I'm feeling much more confident that they'll be done waaaay before Saturday evening (so is my son); actually I'm hoping, and praying, to finish them tonight!!! Please keep your fingers crossed for me.
Does it seem like I'm in a hurry? Yes, I am!!! Why? First of all, as of right now I don't care if I ever embroider anything again in my life -- this is becoming monotonous and I'm sick of it!!! LOL!!! Second, since my darling son had me digging through boxes for the threads to begin this "project" I remembered I had some old things in shoeboxes at the bottom of several material boxes, so I decided to dig down in the boxes to find them. (Yes, I keep materials and threads, and other miscellaneous sewing supplies in large boxes and store them in the basement storage room because I don't have anywhere else to put them! I kind of went crazy buying a whole bunch of stuff when I got my first machine) Anyway, here are just a few of the treasures I managed to find as a result of my search:
Here are a few closer views:
And there's more, all kinds of stuff!!! Because I haven't did any sewing since last year, I just didn't think about this stuff and when I did run across it my mind was just too occupied to think "CRAFTING"! I think finding this stash is the only thing I appreciate about my son asking me to do this "project" -- LOL!!! -- because instead of using it for sewing projects, I definitely see crafting projects!!! My mind is absolutely spinning and I'm so excited I can hardly wait to get started. I have all these wonderful ideas working in my head just looking at these.
Most of this I didn't buy, of course. I was stuff that belonged to my grandmother who was an excellent seamtress, and all this would have been tossed had it not been for the fact I did like to do some sewing and thought I could use this stuff, but like I said I really didn't see it to give it any thought at the time as craft materials --- where in the world was my head?!!! As soon as I pulled this stuff out, bells started going off in my head! If my mom had tossed this stuff then, I probably wouldn't have missed it as I probably wouldn't have thought about it anymore; but I'm so glad now I kept what my mother referred to as junk!!! (Nope, my mom didn't sew and she wasn't crafty.) Ahhhh, well this "junk" sure looks like sweet treasures to me right now!
Stay tuned to see what these will become!!! I don't even know yet and I can't wait! And, I've got to search for the rest!!!
P.S. I think this will be one of those nights I won't get a wink of sleep -- LOL!!!
I'll be seeing you!