Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Nifty Tool Thing
I bought this thing at the Sewing Show at Pheasant Run last Fall. I didn't know why I needed it - it just looked interesting. Well, the first time my embroidery machine got 'stuck' and there was a 'birds nest' of thread under the hoop, I knew just which tool to reach for!
It is very thin, and slides under the hoop with no problem. You can then cut through the thread mess and remove the hoop.
Now, if someone can tell be why my thread 'shreds' going through the upper tension, some times, I'd really like to know. It's usually the dark thread, and I've heard that it has more dye on it and is, therefore, thicker. Can't think of anything else. These machines are finicky.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.