I was all ready to stitch last night.
Programs chosen, Quilt Parts at the ready.
Needle threader? Check!
Oh, come ON! I left my TJ Lane thimble on the night stand at HOME!!
I am a girl who is just unable to hand sew anything without a thimble on. I’ve been a thimble stitcher for nearly 35 years. I am just completeliy unable to sew without a thimble on the middle finger of my right hand.
You may find it funny that I don’t keep spares around, but I’ve never found a “spare” that compares to the feel and comfort of this one special thimble that I take EVERYWHERE with me. So imagine my dilemma last night when I was so eager to attach the corner triangle to my current eternal hexagon project, and the only ingredient missing was my thimble. ANY thimble.
Remember my Thimble Expose HERE?
Light Bulb Moment!
Duct Tape to the Rescue!
Didn’t I do Mac Guyver proud? 3 layers is working well so far. I’m just a bit nervous about the end of the needle pushing its way past the tape and into my finger as used to happen with leather thimbles.
This will have to do for this weekend, as we are 25 minutes from town, and I am not going off mountain in search of a cheap thimble that will in no way work as well as my favorite TJ Lane at home.
The solution down the road is simple – I need another TJ Lane that LIVES at the cabin! The next time I’m at a major show, like Houston in the fall for my new book release, that will be on my agenda.
Half way attached!
Take a good look at the center of this medallion. Do you see doggie faces? For the longest time I didn’t – now every time I look at it, I see Sadie! There she is, her two eyes, nose, sweet tongue hanging out. Do you see it? Funny.
Close up of fabrics.
I’ve stitched in so many memories into this one!
The plan for today is simple. I’ve got some desk work to do here – I am writing a blog post to be featured on the C&T blog about my Wonky Wishes release. That’s going to be fun! I’ll let you know when that goes live so you can head over there and read it on their site.
I brought a gigantic Bin-o-grey-strings up here with me and want to work on those this weekend. I need like 45 more blocks to have the number I think I need. I’m just going to stitch and play and be.
The weather is abysmal. The wind howled all night long, I thought the proverbial big bad wolf was huffing and puffing and ready to knock the cabin right off the mountain. Needless to say, I’ve been up since 4am, and since there was no going back to sleep, a shower, and some Facebook time brought me to where I am now, typing this post.
There WILL be a nap!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Love this quote! And while doing all of this, don't forget to breathe!
Vintage spider web quilt made of wools & cottons circa 1900 shared by a student while in Mineola, Texas.
Happy Friday, everyone!