Category: Stitched-In-Paradise

Paradise: Is What I Make Of Where I Live!

A Stitch in Paradise Saves My Soul!!!!! Sew, Sew, Always! ;-)


The Machine Embroidered and The Fur Endowed!

They are sew helpful! :-D  Just a 2 for 20 claws!

They are sew helpful! πŸ˜€ Just a 2 for 20 claws!

All items come “As Is. No Gerrrr-antees” πŸ˜€

Well. Assurances that I have done my best work for the Embroidered and Stitched items! As for the furry ones, I can only promise that they provide me with endless entertainment and LOVE! πŸ˜‰

Sometimes it gets altered to be more "flexible"...

Sometimes it gets altered to be more “flexible”…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY!


My Newest Hobby & Two Purrfect Sewing Companions!

No, no telescopes or new phones this time … πŸ˜€ …

It’s an Embroidery/Sewing Machine and the company of one or both of my Sew Helpfur, Clever Kitties:

"Yes, it is Purrfect color combination"

“Yes, it is Purrfect color combination”

"Yes, the placement looks good, but..."

“Yes, the placement looks good, but…”

In reference to reviving a favorite set of Sun Shades for my Car:

The spring had sprung because the sun had won;
and the fabric lost its grip on its surroundings! πŸ˜‰
— by Deb C. {Gadget Gypsy – 2/19/2011}

MY SOUL, you ask?
A Stitch in Paradise Saves Mine!!!!!

Like a Bobbin and spool of thread:
at Day’s End, it’s the Purrfect way to Unwind
— by Deb C. {Gadget Gypsy – 12/29/2010}

A new interest (and now a hobby) in Machine Embroidery; and a simple, yet capable Embroidery/Sewing machine as well as the assistance of two very helpfur Kitties:

And thus it all began… My obsession with Machine Embroidery and Material Belongings Revitalization!

"Now, it is Purrfect!" I was once told that 'No outfit is complete without the Cat Hair'! ;-)

“Now, it is Purrfect!”
I was once told that ‘No outfit is complete without the Cat Hair’! πŸ˜‰

Thus it begins...

Thus it begins…


A Renewed Shady Existence…

They began to succumb to the pressures of the vehicular “Greenhouse” effect that had been initiated long ago in Arizona. As the material deteriorated deeper and deeper into a fragile state that would not support the spring tension any longer, and the Duct Tape was starting to cover more of the shades than the material;

A Reconstruction project to make useful again and not give up a good "friend".

A Reconstruction project to make useful again and not give up a good “friend”.

I stepped up efforts in looking for an answer as to what I could do to fix it. The spring-wire frames are still in great condition; and I am somewhat attached to the flames that were so fitting in Arizona’s “Dry Heat”!

I eventually discovered the Discount Fabric Warehouse (DFW) in Kailua-Kona. This discovery got me interested in sewing again and began my obsession with Machine Embroidery.

During one of my visits to DFW for supplies to embroider, I found the perfect material to revamp my Flaming Sun Shades from the plain back side and leaving the flames visible. Now I need to figure out how to sew it on the frames and it will still fold up into a nice neat package that fits under my passenger seat.

A bit of binding, a pretty print cotton cloth and stitching all around - these shades have a new lease on life :-D

A bit of binding, a pretty print cotton cloth and stitching all around – these shades have a new lease on life πŸ˜€

Another few visits to DFW and I spotted the extra-wide double-fold bias tape. Three packages in black were chosen to be certain that I would have enough to bind both shades all the way around, plus a little more just in case I made a measurement error. I only needed two of them so one went in the materials on-hand drawer.

I had recently started using spray adhesives of varying permanency and used one that was removable as well as re-positionable if I didn’t like its angle or an annoying bubble formed. I now had all the parts and tools that I needed to revive my favorite sun shades!

After deliberating the process and procrastinating to delay the cutting of the fabric, I worked up my nerve to dive in with rotary cutter in one hand and ruler in the other πŸ™‚ After washing the piece of fabric to remove the chemical sizing, and preshrink it, I looked it over to decide where I wanted the pattern to be cut. Then considered what impression that positioning would give.

Then the measure, measure, cut process. It all went quite smoothly and quickly after I finally started on it. I am very happy with the end result and I can put the flames in and the ocean scene out or vice verse! πŸ˜€

And thus it all began... My obsession with Machine Embroidery and Material Reassignment!

And thus it all began… My obsession with Machine Embroidery and Material Reassignment!


There is a New LOVE in HIS Life…

Taxes are filed and birthdays are over. … I knew it was coming. … πŸ™ I suppose it would have been too much to hope for it to wait until after our Anniversary? …

He went out with her on Saturday night for a stroll along the beach and a nice, colorful sunset! He has put me on notice that he will be spending most of Sunday night with her as well. πŸ™

She is a 60D! (only a part of the reason he hooked up with HER)… :-O His other interest was only a 7D. 😐 But I haven’t LOST to the “competition”, yet!!!!… Even though She IS a member of the prestigious Canon Family, She IS still only a DSLR…

A CAMERA! πŸ˜‰

The Canon 60D DSLR camera, image credit: Canon USA

The Canon 60D DSLR camera, image credit: Canon USA

SORRY LADIES, HE IS STILL M I N E!!!!! 😎

Although to be fair, I HAVE also been a little obsessed or preoccupied lately with my Babies – Sofia and Ellure! 😎

So, we both have our hobbies, and need to feed them! … He has posted a photo or two taken with “HER” at A Darker View.