Another freezing cold day here in Oklahoma... a good day to sit and applique the last of those leaves down on the border. I wanted to thank everyone for your extremely kind comments on my applique border. It's so nice to know that I'm doing it right, and I appreciate the comments from so many bloggers who's work I admire.
I received an email yesterday from a reader (Beth K) of my blog asking about how I go about marking my stitcheries ready to embroider. I wanted to let her know that I've tried to reply twice and each time I get a failure notice telling me her email address is not active. So I thought I'd answer her question here.
I use a blue erasable pen, but not the standard thick one. You can purchase a double ended pen, one end blue the other end purple. That's usually what I use, or if I can find them you can get a super fine blue pen, usually from Hancocks or other quilt stores, just not from Walmart or other large department stores. The other option would be to use a fine mechanical pencil. I hope that helps you Beth.
Yesterday Bren and I had a lovely phone chat with Darlene and we were chatting about the Civil War blocks that seems to have taken a lot of quilters interest lately. I'm still trying to decide between these two books.
I can purchase either of these books from Amazon for around $16 or from http://www.softexpressions.com/ for approx $32 for the book and cd that works with EQ. I've seen a photo of the Civil War Diary quilt, that Bren showed on her blog yesterday, but am yet to see the Love Letters quilt. If you have a photo, or know of where I can see a full sized photo I'd be most appreciative and you'd be helping me to make up my mind.
Lastly I wanted to let you all know that connecting threads
is having a 20% all batting sale at the moment.
Happy Stitching, and thanks for stopping by to visit with me.