Good Morning quilty Buds! Spring has sprung in Podunk. Everything is greening up and the flowers are starting to bloom. It won't be long before we start harvesting our first crops of the year from our backyard gardens. So the rush is on in the Studio to get as much done as I possibly can before that happens. The past week I've worked on two different projects. My daytime project is the Sugar and Spice quilt pattern. You can read more about here on an early post.
The 240 yo-yo's are a great way to pass the time while I care for my mom everyday. My goal was to make at least 20 yo-yo's a day. Well time doesn't always allow me to meet my goal.
To speed things up as much as possible I'm using a self threading needle. It's much easier on my old eyes. To thread it you just hold the thread taunt and pop it down into the eye. If you look closely at this needle you'll see that it has to eyes. The goal is to get the thread into the bottom eye. This works great for most threads. I also use this needle for burying my thread tales when quilting on the longarm. A technique most longarmers don't use anymore. They more often than not will tack stitch at the starts and stops. I've tried it and don't like it, burying looks better and makes me feel more comfortable about how long that thread will stay in hidden.
In the evenings I've been working on another red white and blue quilt to use up those 48 nine patches. You can read more about it here.
Everything in the Studio is coming along at a much slower pace than I like and to be honest it frustrates me at times. But during this time of year I just can't help taking walks around the property to enjoy the glorious things that mother nature is doing. There's so much beauty and inspiration. So I encourage to take a few minutes everyday to get outside and enjoy the beauty(even if your on the other side of the world where it's cold and snowy).
Thanks for stopping by my little spot in Podunk.
Warm hugs and many blessings