Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Quilting with Gold thread........

For the first time, I am using a metallic thread in my machine to give my William Morris wallhanging a very rich appeal to it..........

 I had to buy one of these stands for the thread so it feeds off the spool properly.
I anticipated loads of problems, but having bought a good quality thread it's been a breeze and I'm very happy with the look on this project. I had a few breaks with the thread, but not many..........

I plan to sit and sew some more of my Some Kind of Wonderful blocks tonight, so hopefully there'll be a photo shoot tomorrow!!........I can hear Chooky's whip and it's making me move!!!....lol........anyone else finding the needleturn never-ending??????................enjoyable, but never-ending!!!


Oh, and one last bit of news from me........I have been having trouble keeping 'connected' with all my blogging and emails as life gets busy so have asked my friends how to overcome the issue........buy a phone that can help,or a laptop for portability???..... and from their advice, I now have a laptop on it's way to a local store for me (and I mean only me, no kids allowed!!....lol......as that's half the trouble, finding the computer free!!!!).....so soon I'll be joining the ranks of the multi-taskers.....cooking dinner as I check emails etc........can't wait to make better use of my time.......at present the computer is in a verandah room away from the central living area, so soon I'll have one close at hand..............

Hope you're having a great weekend.......

10 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

That Gold thread is the perfect choice for this project :o)(and I thik I need one of those thread holders) Good luck with the Laptop. With many computers and an Ipad I still can't get my hands on one when i want it! Enjoy your weekend. hugs

Kayly said...

I agree about the needleturn - relaxing and enjoyable but I'll be glad to see the back of it for awhile...at least until the next project..lol.

Lyn said...

The quilting is looking good..I haven't tried using metallic because I thought it would give problems but looking at what you have said, maybe it is something I might try some day..

Sam said...

The metallic thread looks great. Best of luck with the lap top

Chookyblue...... said...

pack that quilt away and pull out your SAL quilt.......44 sleeps to get it finished........

Shiralee Stitches said...

Just turned off the coded message thingy so you no longer need to agonise over what the letters are..... and needed to try it for myself to see if it works!!!!

Shiralee Stitches said...

it worked.....yippee

shez said...

love your walling and the thread just makes it,well done.xx

Jenny said...

Good Idea. I have been amazed as I have walked around on our holiday how many ladies are sitting in their annex with their lap top on their knee typing away. I am right now sitting in the van. There gold tread is very classy .

Too many eggs said...

looks fabulous , you are such a clever clever gal