Taking stitches.

Good morning and HaPpY 4th of July to you!!!  Anne Sutton, from Bunny Hill, is starting off my day with a BANG!!!  She’s posted the next Snowbound block a day early!  ; )

I wanted to share some pix of me taking and making my hand applique stitches.

My needle goes in the background fabric just behind and a smidge below the shape I am appliqueing.

I bring my needle up and catch a couple threads just at the folded edge of the applique shape.

I push the needle through with my thimbled finger...that thimble preserves the integrity of my fingertip!!!

Here's a look at my applique stitches. I am folding the background away so you might see them a bit more clearly.

And, here's my pussy cat helper in a liquid state stretched across the back of my chair!

And, the puppy dog puddle at the foot of my chaise...this work is SEW tiring!

Happy belated birthday, Consuelo.  : )  And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!!

Piecefully, Pam

I am having

technical difficulties TRYING to add Anne Sutton’s new Snowbound badge as a widget to my sidebar.  I have been woefully UNsuccessful!!!  Is there anyone, especially with a wordpress blog, that may be able to help me, PLEASE!?  I can make the text appear in my sidebar, but no cute little image.  I’ve been writing and re-writing html text…*%$#…and now  I’m FRUSTRATED!  I’ve watched widget videos, read wordpress forums, googled how to add a widget and have practically stood on my head with NO luck.  : /  I would be SEW grateful for any help, pointers or tech support anyone could provide.  Thanks!

Piecefully (uh, not so/sew much), Pam