I'm trying not to get daunted but everywhere you look folks are counting down the days. Am I the only one who'd like to push it back a couple of months. How about Christmas on Feb 14th.... then I can get Valentines out of the way with the same pressie. Please don't call me mean.... I'm just desperate!
OK.... here's where I'm at with THE quilt.....
The Robot block is appliqued and pieced. Drat!! I just noticed I haven't stitched his antennae or the dots in his eyes.
The train is now on track and the rocket is boldly going......
The fish are appliqued ready for block piecing.
And the Alien is glue basted and ready to stitch. I'm working on one of the comic strip stitcheries tonight... burning the midnight oil again. Had to take a photo of the new tin I got last week. I love it's retro look and it's just the dab for storing my silk applique threads.
You can see my new best friends in the photo too. Clover Black Gold applique needles!! How did I ever live without them. They are fabulous. They go through fabric like a hot knife through butter. They pierce skin painlessly too. I proved that when I tried to put my applique down and discovered I'd stitched no less than three stitches through the skin on my underneath finger...ouch!
All that aside... the very best thing about them for me is..... they don't bend!! Every needle I touch morphs into a banana shape in 10 seconds flat. I have a death grip on my needle when I sew. I actually snap needles with my fingers while I'm stitching. I've tried to stop it but I can't... it's a natural (and costly) talent. These needles are Josie proof. I've been using the same one all week and it's still as straight as a die. Luv em...luv...em...luv em!
and sign up. You'll have a great time... honest! (One day I'll figure out how to get a link directly on this darned picture).
Heck.... I'd better dash. I'm not allowed to sleep till I've stitched a whole planet.... see ya!!