Friday, January 9, 2009


SCMR I have been talking about learning SCMR technique for a year. A year ago, in an online class, I gave it a go ~ and it was a no go. First, I forgot to put the shuttle through the loop (twice); then, when I did the fist stitch I left a "gaposis". Frustrated, I set that technique aside.

However, I kept finding patterns that I liked that had an SCMR; and, was stymied. Well no excuses, I had two sources of information; Jane Eborall's visual and Terry McGuffin's written directions. Cerebral understanding of the principle; yes, I just wasn't having success in the doing of same.

2009 arrived and it was at the top of my "Learn This Year" list. Along with revisiting split chains (but that's another story). I was fiddling with hearts (Valentine's is coming) between finishing the UFO's (only 2 to go).

I decided to do the Tensy Forsythia Heart from Martha Ess' book, "Tat's Amore"

This is the result. I've made four of them. I am ecstatic and inordinately proud of my accomplishment. After success on the first try, I just had to keep making them to make sure it was locked into a memory muscle!

Thank you ladies. BTW Jane Eborall updated the SCMR technique visuals with Anitra Stone's, "Closing the SCMR"... see my link list for Jane's url.

"TAH DAH" (imagine a drum roll)

Martha Ess design: Teensy Forsythia Heart

Size 30 thread in soft green and yellow, Vintage Clark's Big Ball (I know, it looks gold, but trust me it is yellow in person). The SCMR is the bottom point of the heart.

I probably should have blocked this first, but I was so excited about actually being able to do the SCMR in one go ~ that I had to scan it right away. In case it was a dream!


Jane Eborall said...

Well done and only the 9th of January! What will the rest of the year bring, eh?

Tatskool said...

Well done BJ, very proud of you.

BJ said...

(blushing) Thank you ladies, means a lot coming from you both. It is always so funny after I learn a technique; that I think.
"but that was so easy, why did I convince myself that it was so hard?" I had the same thoughts after split rings.
Now split chains still remain a challenge, but it IS early in the year; as Jane pointed out!
Thanks for being such faithful visitors and encouragers...
:>) Bev

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Good for you, BJ! I've had the book for several years, and haven't gotten past browsing through it. Maybe I'll give it a go this year too.

***Jon**** said...

You have every reason to be proud BJ. Well done.

Like Jane said, it is very early in the year. I'm looking forward to reading more of your achievement during this "Learn This Year" session.

battatter said...

congrats on learning the new technique! It is so rewarding to learn something new.. great job!