Friday, October 7, 2011


I was just updating my 2011 Project List and I'm really pleased with the progress that I have made.  In addition to the completions from it, I have done several other projects.  Yesterday, I laid out my blue stars blocks that I have been working on with Kay for at least a year.  I was delighted to find out that I have two complete segments and three partial segments (out of 15) to complete.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!

My questions is this:  I have finished the top of the snowman quilt that I started a year ago at the Shipshewanna retreat.  The only problem is that I used a SewFine pencil to mark the words for embroidery and now I can't get the pencil marks to go away.  Any suggestions?  I have tried the SewFine liquid mixed with water and also the SewFine eraser - both with no luck.  I don't know if I can wash the top as the snowmen have wool eyes, noses and mouths.  I am afraid they will run like crazy.  Also I did the embroidery with black floss and I am concerned that it might run also.  I guess one option would be to take off the embroidered strip, do a more careful job of marking and re-embroider the words.  Obviously, that is not my first choice.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great weekend - the weather here is very nice - warm, dry and no humidity although I am ready for cooler weather.  :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Another One Done!!!

I am delighted to report that I finished my UFO for September - actually two days early!  Here is a picture of it taken early in the morning (see my socks but not my nightshirt - thanks Jen!) so the lighting wasn't the greatest:

I have completed seven UFOs so far this year and hope to get at least one or two more done.

Have a great weekend.