Nana vs Pepe Le Pew

Hello everyone, yes I’m back.  I have been working on a project for our twin Grand Babies that live in Texas.  They shall be nameless out of respect for Mom & Dad, so we will just say the twins.  I have been doing machine embroidery for at least 12 years, however the past 4 or 5 years before Gene had his stroke he would do all most all of the embroidery because he just loved doing it.  I’m telling you this because this is part of the reason I decided to share with you my project. 

I don’t know if any of you do machine embroidery, if you have you will know what I’m talking about.  It started off bad and went down hill from there.  It got to the point it was me or the design, for awhile the design was definitely winning.  Lol  I thought I would share some pictures of my journey along the way, the first two are absolutely hilarious.  How much mess can one person make doing a project?

How many times should you have to stitch out one design, apparently alot.  I just couldn’t get it to look right or the thread would ball up underneath, you know what I’m talking about.  The other picture is my island in the kitchen (yes this project expanded to two rooms).   How many pairs of scissors do you need?  Now the funniest part of this story is when I wheeled Gene through the kitchen (mess #1) into the dinning room (mess #2) on his way to therapy and I have never heard him laugh so hard.  Then we were both laughing so hard and I caught him counting how many stitch outs I had laying on the table and there was more laughing.  

 The first two are adding the heart appliqué.

The next three are the progression of Pepe Le Pew being sewn out.  I love getting to the last step, the outline gives him personality. 

The final project.  I must say they did turn out cute and I can’t wait to see pictures of them. It was a long road getting there but how much fun is it doing something for your grandkids.  Now I can only hope I get back in the grove of doing the machine embroidery and fast. The twins Mom has several projects she would like for me to do and I would hope I can get this accomplished before they turn 20.

I hope my story has brought some smiles to your faces and a chuckle or two. 

Have a very wonderful weekend,

4 thoughts on “Nana vs Pepe Le Pew”

  1. My Mother had a fancy shmancy macine that did all that (a Memorycraft something or another I think) and oh, the stuff that came out of her sewingroom (good and evil alike! LOL)
    I do feel bad her machine is sitting there for eight years now and my sister uses it for the occasional straight stitch! Nothing fancy shmancy coming out fo that machine anymore!
    I love you pepe le pew!!

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