two with one stone

Nope I haven’t been killing birds or anything . . . I’ve been playing with Juki and I have TWO happy dances.  I had told you I would be doing some serious sewing lol and today I finished off two small cross stitch designs. Both designs Mystery SALs  by Hélène.

I had decided that the June mystery SAL would be great to make something for my great-nephew, but I was unsure what exactly.  This morning I was out shopping and, with the “back to school” shelves already stocked, I found my inspiration. 

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An exercise book cover.  Now Leo hasn’t even started school yet, but he’s old enough to want to draw and try writing his alphabet – so this will be a little pressie (for xmas – but I know Leo won’t be visiting my blog ^^).  I’ve used the same fabric for inner flaps and lining. 

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And did some of my first stippling with Juki. 

The July mystery SAL was finished off in pretty much the same way

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Only this cover is smaller because I’ve made it to fit a spiral notebook

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A Japanese-type print fabric, to keep things “delicate” . . . and stippling quilting also, because I need lots of practise.

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I hope you noticed that I even used the embroidery option to personalise Leo’s cover? 

Anyway, I had loads of fun today.  Sewing always used to be very stressful and often quite harrowing with my other machine as I never really knew when it was going to play up.  With Juki, it was pure joy. 

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