Sunday, July 20, 2008

Invisible Thread

Last winter I was running low on thread so I looked to eBay and found an auction that suited me for what I was looking for. The lot consisted of around 18 spools of thread and 2 bigger 1200 yard spools that I wanted. The rest was nylon invisible threads. I thought maybe I could resell the invisible threads and make my money back because I got a great deal on the lot. Well they are still sitting on my thread holder.

A few weeks ago I was reading through QIAD site and read some interesting posts regarding invisible thread. I am a novice sewer to the world of up-to-date quilting and sewing, but have been sewing for 20 years-with the same type of thread! I was very happy to find out that I could use up all that thread and not have to sell it off.

So today I am sitting at my sewing machine, looking at the almost empty thread spool on my machine, and thought "I need to think about getting some more thread this week." Then I remembered the information about invisible thread I read a few weeks back. So I pulled some down, loaded it on my bobbin and tried it out. It works and looks great! I might just try it out on the top too-not just in the bobbin.

I guess the bobbin use only of invisible thread is used when quilting traditionally on your machine. I was excited to learn and try something new and had to sit down and write this in my new blog!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Projects for the weekend

Well I made it through another week of work at my "regular" job. I am an ATC and have been running a sport enhancement program for youth all summer. We have 1 more week, then I get VACATION.

My vacation will consist of SEWING!! Which I love! So this weekend I am going to prepare for what I will do during vacation.

I need to go shopping for fleece fabric (for the Soldiers Angel Project I am doing in one of my eBay groups), Pink flannel print (to make a girlie raggy quilt for church charity project), and more white flannel (cause I am running low.) I might pick up some groovy remnants as well and some fabric for another custom purse I need to start on for my step-sister's friend.

My sewing project list:
1. Shopping
2. Call about custom order
3. Finish clipping quilts
4. Work on group projects

My outside project list:
1. Mowing the yard
2. Take pics of the flowers and garden
3. Prep Hummingbird Garden area-maybe!
4. Water flowers/garden if it does not rain-which it is suppose to!
5. Pick greenie beanies if they are ready!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

First Post! ePattern shoppe link

Good evening! I just created this blog so bear with me in the world of blogging. I have tons to post, but glad to know I have all the time in the world to do it!

I also wanted to inform y'all that I just started selling my ePatterns for rag quilted purses on this new site:

http://www.epatternshoppes.com/directory.html

Check it out and let me know what you think!!

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