Sunday, December 18, 2011

Date Night Inspired

Motorcycle scarf

Monday night was date night for my honey and me. He took me to an outdoor Christmas light display spanning a 65 acre garden estate. It was gorgeous! Being an outdoor date and the temperatures finally beginning to get cold here on the Southern Gulf Coast, I was concerned about being too cold to enjoy the stroll among the illuminated grounds. Add the humidity of the South with cold air and you can feel it to your bones, at least I can. The temperature was in the low sixties. I decided on a long sleeve t-shirt under a sweatshirt, with a hoodie and a scarf, then we were off.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Shhh, It's a Christmas Gift

Initial applique pillow

This is my first ever fusible web applique project. I've always wanted to try this method of applique and finally got around to it. It was pretty fun. Read along and see how I did it.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tool Talk: Needle Threading

Desktop needle threader

There is only one way to thread a needle; put the thread through the eye. Of course this can be done by hand, but my goodness have you seen the tiny little holes in some of those quilting needles? Some can only be seen with a magnifying glass, talk about tiny. And the thread, so thin. What is a person with chubby fingers to do?