Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Quick Post

I'm not getting all that much done... Bummer... the Spring! quilt is taking forever to hand quilt because it is so hard to pull the needle through and my hand starts to hurt.  So, I'm trying not to over do it.  We'll see.  

Remember this post  with the picture of my new purse from Jen?  Jen, this post is for you. I sewed the button on.  I have a pretty great collection of buttons from both my mom and my grandma. So I rooted around in the tins and boxes and found a handful of buttons I thought would go with the purse.  After auditioning them, I sewed this one on.  Here's the skinny on the pattern for this bag: It is called the Salem Bag, sold by Creature Comforts Quilting.

The plan for tomorrow is laundry (bluck!) and getting a back for a quilt that needs to go to the long armer.  And, more handquilting on Spring!  

Happy Quilting!  Bonnie 

1 comment:

  1. Bonnie, when I was doing hand stuff, I used a surgical instrument to pull the needle through after loading the stitches. You can buy them - either a hemostat or a needle holder. I use the needle holder as it is made for sewing. It sure saves the hands. There are also some marketed as craft pliers or something like that. Same thing. I hope your hands feel better, soon.

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