The good news is that I am now on a up to date system. Wahoo! Also, I have a bit of sewing to share. Here's proof that when I finally cut into my extra special hoarded fabrics I will make something that I truly love. Have I mentioned how much I love wristlets? I find them so handy and a fun project for combining fabrics. I used mostly Amy Butler fabrics in the latest one - with a bit of freehand machine applique on the front.
A layer of quilt batting makes the appliqued leaf shape look puffy. On the flip side, I added a piece of vintage ric rac to tie those stripes and paisleys together.
A close up of my machine applique. I really wanted to let go of my usual style of applique and make this one more organic looking. I can say my "neat freak" tendencies almost made me reach for the seam ripper to redo this. I mean, look at the wobbly looking stitch lines and fraying raw edges. LOL It was fun!