Checking to see if I can post from phone
I have been long gone but I am still creating. Life gets in the way and no there are no excuses. I hope to post more and to start me off I have chosen to make my first post a thank you post to my dear friend Jen.
It was my birthday not long ago and Jen came over last Friday to give me all sorts of goodies! I am so lucky to have such a quilty, fibery, wooly friend. Check out what she gave me. All of it so thoughtfully presented!
This is the loot. Everything was in the emoji bag!
First up, this set of crocheted, corded, dyed and stuffed accessories. I have so been using the pincushion that goes over the edge of the table. The oval basket has been put to good use beside my armchair!
More notes! Thanks Jen! 😉 I am definitely spoiled by Jen. You should check out her blog! She is so creative!
And what is a start to a year without a new project!
I made to embroidery pieces, one for Jen and one for me. We are stitching everyday! I got the idea from Sara at Brown Paper Bag blog: http://www.brwnpaperbag.com/1-year-of-stitches-2017/We started later than the first but actually it took me a bit of time to set it up. I gifted Jen with her own kit! It is fun to stitch everyday.
I am going to do my stitching and then head for bed! Here is hoping that I will be back properly!
My little town! This is the paper copy, on my design wall! I found the picture and had it increased in size. I am totally over the moon with it and I am plotting and planning!
These are two more pictures. I am in the midst of tracing and numbering but oh what fun!
I am linking up with the The Needle and Thread Network!
Do you use one? What is your threader method?
I ran into problems this week and I realized that I really can’t get by without one.
Here is my collection:
My preferred one is:
Is is/was my trusty clover, however it doesn’t seem to work anymore. One time it works, the next few times it doesn’t. So:
I keep trying with these but to no avail :(…yep Jen, still not working for me. So:
Back to basics, however, the wire on these so fine that they seem to break 😦 So:
I stocked up on wire needle threaders and bought a new clover desk threader and:
I picked up these needles and reused my old clover needle threader and lo and behold, it works, so now I have a spare clover and back ups and these needles are perfect for hexing and applique.
What is your preference? Do you know something that I don’t know?
Look what I found at the local Dollarama! These are 7-inch boxes. the whimiscal-sewn hearts told me that they would be cut in my sewing room. The 7 inches is perfect to house my Splendid Sampler 6 1/2-inch blocks!
The box opens up from the middle an voila; instant block storage. Now I may have to return and the the smaller size for my six-word memoir blocks…just might have to ;).
I prepped my March hexagons for my exchange. Ready to stitch in quiet moments while watchng tv!
This month is a starry theme. Now to stitch some applique. Later!