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!

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