Monday, June 9, 2014

Adventures in blogland

What is she up to on QUILTsocial? Tune in to find out.
The QUILTsocial guest blog that will be written by me for this entire week -- June 9 to 13 -- is up and running for your general enjoyment.
Go over and check it out. Please. Pretty please?
There is a give-away from HA Kidd, one of Canada's key distributors of notions and crafty bits and pieces.
In the next couple of days, I will reveal the step-by-step process of creating your very own -- and impossibly cute -- sunglasses case.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coming soon to a blog near you...

Silicone thimbles are so comfortable
I am doing something new!
For the next week, starting on June 9,  I will be the guest blogger on a new e-zine/blog called QUILTsocial. 
I will be doing a tutorial to make sunglasses case embellished with a folded flower. It is lined with soft flannel to prevent the glasses from getting scratched. It is pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
Here is the link. Please subscribe. It is free and quite beautifully presented by the publishers of A Needle Pulling Thread, which is a Canadian needle work magazine.
One of the things I was able to do was visit a company that distributes just about every needle, pin, button, seam ripper, rotary cutter, ruler -- etc. to stores in Canada.
What an experience! I was able to pick a few products to try out and play around with.
Kid, meet candy store. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine someone would take me over to A WALL OF THREADS and say, "Just pick what you would like to try."
Yikes! It was an overwhelming experience. But, I managed to overcome the shock and pick some candy coloured sewing threads, some beautiful silk threads for hand applique, and surprisingly, threads that have been made from recycled PET bottles. I haven't tried those yet, but I will be doing so soon.
I hope you enjoy visiting QUILTsocial. This week's posts are by quilting instructor Elaine Theriault. She has been checking out a new Husqvarna sewing machine that is lightweight and ready to travel, but features all kinds of high end quilting machine bells and whistles. She is going to be a tough act to follow.
I will be the guest blogger on the second week of each month for a while.
Wish me luck!