Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. It’s Monday and for me Monday is always full of promise. It’s the start of a new week and a chance to be productive again. However due to circumstances beyond my control the productive side of me won’t kick in until Thursday.
The only sewing I’ve done over the last few days has been a little bit of stitchery work …..
And while doing the stitchery work I tested a new pen which I used to transfer my designs to calico …..
I can now confirm that the Pilot Frixion Point pen works beautifully. It’s got a finer point (0.5mm) than the original rollerball (0.7mm) version and they both erase without any effort when you apply heat using the iron. I transfer my designs by tracing the pattern using a light box and a Frixion pen. A bright sunny window will do just as well as a light box. I have really enjoyed bringing my stitchery designs to life. I think we should all try a little designing from time to time. As you can see my designs are just simple ones but once they have been joined up with patchwork blocks I think they will look great. I’m testing these designs on calico but my goal is to stitch them out again on a marble or similar print type fabric which I will frame up using a lively Jelly Roll. I plan on keeping it simple. Less is quite often more.
I got a phone call from my pal Sandra this afternoon. We had a good old chat in which we discussed a quilt challenge. My notebook was promptly opened to a fresh page but my mind was blank. I eventually flashed up my laptop and then my patchwork & quilting software. I played around a wee bit to give me three different layouts for a quilt. Sometimes it’s best to start with the big picture rather than the block. I’m really excited about this challenge now. I’ll tell you more about it when I know more.
I almost forgot to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Woolfest on Saturday. I bought a few woolly bits which I will post about once I have used them. My favourite stand was the Fabric Affair stand. I love tweeds so I don’t have to tell you that I purchased some lovely tweedy bits. And I bought some lovely wool felt from a couple of other vendors as well. I love the vintage feel of woolly projects. The atmosphere was great and the venue is perfect for the woolly theme.
I’ll take this opportunity to remind you that the winners of The Festival of Quilts ticket giveaway will take place on Wednesday. Click here to find out how to enter the draw. There are 3 pairs of tickets to be won.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more stitchery work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing some you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥