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02 January 2014


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Rebecca Ednie

You got a suggestion above for your sewing to allow the machine to stitch several stitches in the first hole by restraining your card and not allowing the feed dogs, the metal teeth, to pull the card forward. BAD idea in most machines. This will eat the cardstock producing a rough area on the back! However it does work if you have the ability to push a button to drop the feed dogs. But I prefer to just pull the top thread thru to the back, tie it off and trim it close. And your sewing looks fine anyways. This is a perfect style to let your tails show anyway!! Just squirt the tiniest drop of glue in the hole so it doesn't start to come loose.

You have given me such a good idea for using those tickets that I to got in my SSS kit! Brilliant! Thank You for playing with us at Unscripted Sketches this week! I hope you will join us next week!

Susan M. Brown {sbartist}

Thanks so much for joining us at Unscripted Sketches. Love the stitched tickets for you take on the sketch - it's so fun. Could you please do us the favour of linking back to the challenge so others can play along too (sorry I can't find a link). :)



what a great looking card and very creative on use of the tickets and noticed that you're getting more use out of your sewing machine :}

Stay warm and enjoy the weekend.


Very creative way to use the tickets! Love the stitching. Thanks for joining US this week!

Kimberly Wiener

LOVE the stitching, and the Tickets, what FUN, the colors and design are so great!!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much for adding this lovely creation to the Sketch is Saturday Gallery this week! JUST FABULOUS!

Happy New Year!!!

Colleen T in MT

Pretty cute if I must say so myself!

Here's a hint for your sewing: HOLD the card perfectly still and let the threaded needle go up and down 3-5 times in the "original" stitch hole to basically tie-a-knot at the beginning, then let the card loose and sew across. At the last hole, repeat the holding action once again to tie-a-knot at the end of the stitching in the last hole.

You do this with fabric, you do this with paper, you do this with card stock. My old treadle sewing machine has no back stitch, of course, and so this is how I anchor my stitching whenever I use the White treadle! Lets you have the same stitch length for every stitch across = neater, nicer, prettier stitches.

So far our snow is mainly up on the mountain peaks (fairly unusual for the middle of the Rockies where I live!) but winter isn't over. It's more fun to sit beside the warm fire and nosh on hot chocolate and cookies then freeze outside! In fact, it's warm enough for the squirrels to be out and about once again.

(Let me know how you do with the hint above...what you think!).


Look at you breaking out the sewing machine again! What a fun take on the sketch! As I've said so often, sketch challenges are well, a *challenge* for me. This one looks like fun to tackle, though. :o)

I'm so glad you two have had so much time together. B is off until Monday and I've been so happy to have him home with me. :o) Alas, Lil had to return to school today. :o(

You guys stay warm too!


P.S. Hiya Lou! :o)

debbie standard

What a creative and cute take on the sketch! Adorable! Thanks for playing at US!

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