Sunshine on a Cloudy Day ~

MarveLes Art StudiosBlogs, Mixing It Up 8 Comments

Good day everyone ~

Question:  how do you get sunshine on a cloudy day, mid-winter?  I think that one “issue” {cloudy days} is one many of us face in our long winterish season here in Montana.  Sunshine.  So when I can’t get enough sunshine from outside… this is how I do it ~ inside…

And enter the triple straight stitch.  Almost every machine has one of these… have you used yours lately?

Tip:  lengthen your triple straight stitch… you will get more ‘bang for your buck’ in your pretty stitching.  I also love having a pretty, polyester type of thread, solid or variegated.

Just a few scraps, bright colors {I know ~ typical me}.  Happy fabrics.  Sparkly threads in unexpected places…

Just a fun little table topper… these are so much fun for me to give as ‘sunshiney gifts’ to my friends...

“These are a few of my favorite things…”
Thanks for stopping inBlessings on your day~

Comments 8

  1. What a pretty piece, Leslie! I have to confess, though. I've never heard of the triple straight stitch. My machine is a manual one. I probably don't have it.

  2. Yes, I've actually used my triple stitch on my 440! When I make my snap bags I use it for closing up the pocket for the metal tape…gives a nice finish and is really secure! Love the colors in this sample!! You go girl!! As you always do!
    I've been quiet lately because I haven't been blog reading! Having a cup of coffee and TRYING to catch up…which will never happen!

  3. Another wonderful piece Leslie! Very cute! I love those happy threads. My very favorite thread is the Coats and Clark trilobal polyester embroidery thread. I love the sheen, and use them ALL THE TIME!

    When I read the title of this post my mind automatically went to singing The Temptations, "I've got sunshiiiiiine on a cloudy day. When it's cold outsiiiiiiide, I got the month of May…" but at the end of your post, I switched to Julie Andrews, "These are a few of my favorite things…". Thanks for the joy your posts bring.

    Many Blessings to You,

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