potatoes, that is *VBS* Yup..... it has been a Fried Potatoes kind of day! Since I had some of this years little red potatoes, I endulged myself! *VBS* I'm a happy camper now!!
Abit of new fabric in my stash. DD#1 brought me a couple of backing lengths when she visited last week. She loves to shop for fabric *VBS*, she's caught THAT bug, but is still not interested in sewing or quilting. What can I say? I accept her fabric offerings in exchange for baby quilts for her friends *VBS*
A new quilt book at Betsy's house, and she lent it to me awhile back. All the quilts use the sew and flip corner method, which is pretty simple, but it's fun to look at. In the comments on my last post, someone commented that they thought I lived alone. I DO. The getting of the kidlet, into a new place to live, meant getting him out of the shared apartment he was in with a significant other in his life. I had high hopes for that particular gal as she seemed quite down to earth and 'real'. But something has transpired, I know not what. Just that he wanted and needed to move. She is moving also, but back home to her Dad's house. I think $$$$ might have been part of the problem. Anyway, he's moved and mostly settled, now the waiting begins. Waiting to see if "this" will work, this time.
And regarding quilting preferences, I have used Gutterman and Mettler thread, but come back to C & C. I wonder if the fraying that one of you mentioned with one of those brands might be from cutting too much length. Every inch gets pulled through, every stitch. I can see how thread would tend to fray. It's not a problem with C&C because it's got that waxy surface. And Vera, I think, mentioned how the stitches look on the back of the quilt? What I have found is that for quilting comfort as well as good stitch control, "sag" your quilt once it's positioned in the hoop. Get all the surfaces flat and smooth, then loosen the wing nut, and gently push down in the center. Just a tat! All you want is a little "dished" impression. If everything is very taut, you are actually pulling the 3 layers apart, ever so slightly. The relaxed poosition of a "sagged" center allows for better needle control. This doesn't apply to embroidery because embroidery is just through one layer, unless it's your basted quilt you are embroidering.
Last, but not least, my gorgeous teenage granddaughter showing off her cooking skills in the camper. The kids are off to Lake Superior for camping again this weekend. If I'm not mistaken, that's Jiffy Pop she's got there....LOL. I didn't know that still existed!
Phebe - I love applique!
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