One of ？my favorite quick-and-easy –？but also elegantly beautiful – projects？is Debbi Lashbrook’；s asymmetrical fringed shawl in Through the Needle ONLINE magazine (Issue #13， pages 16-17). Two pashimas joined at the edges with two open thread work seams. That’；s it. Done in 30 minutes. I love it!？
？family pillow cover
The seams are sewn using BERNINA’；s Spanish Hemstitch Attachment #47 and Open Embroidery Foot #20/20C. The hemstitch attachment keeps the edges perfectly spaced while the criss-cross action of the needle secures stitches along each side.？
Here’；s another examplepersonalized gifts for him for birthday， this one on a sweet heirloom-sewn dress by Elva Mungai. See the open thread work along the sides of the white center insertion？ Such a pretty， delicate detail!
Here’；s a video showing how to use the Spanish Hemstitch Attachment， from installing it on the machine to stitching beautiful seams.？
Buttoning a cushion is an easy way to make it look more polished. To add buttons to a cushion, all you need to do is sew them into the cushion with a bit of twine. Try adding buttons to one or more of your cushions to improve the look.
Color has a way of affecting your mood, freshening a room, and bringing your home up-to-date with current trends. Looking back at my parents’ choice of colors in our home growing up will tell you that trends don’t usually last. Choosing a ‘classic’ color can be a safe choice and using current color trends can get you motivated to decorate. How do you decide?