Well, the first I've seen ...
|January 5 - Sunrise over Lake Dartmoor|
We had a beautifully sunny day to drive to Nashville for a funeral/celebration of life for the mother of my older son's best friend and best man at his wedding. Had hoped I would see some classmates and friends, but if they were there, I didn't recognize them (they probably wouldn't have recognized me, either!).
Needless to say, there was no time spent in the sewing room. I did locate the Mariner's compass block which I'll show tomorrow. In the meantime I'll show you some of my favorite tools for hand piecing, in no particular order.
I have forgotten what my favorite needle was, so I'll spend some time getting reacquainted with them. I do know that a good pair of scissors, close at hand, is critical.
These are on a retractable fob that I can attach to a pocket or shirt collar.
My favorite pins for intersections were these double-pointed pins by Clover. And I found a silicon thread conditioner more effective than beeswax, but I have some of both.
|Thumb pin cushion|
Stay tuned as I progress into this next stage (or re-run) of my quilting journey!