Seeing as we have no quilt shop near by I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday to see if I could find some fusible as I didn’t have any. I wanted to try out the William Morris type of applique. I traced out a flower from one of the patterns onto the fusible and transferred it to a piece of fabric. Plenty of embroidery thread in one of the boxes in the sewing room but no Perle Cotton which I want to try. The fusible was a little heavier than I would want to use but around here there is not much to choose from. When I get around to doing one of the quilts from this book I will need to order some of the lightest weight fusible they have as what I had was a little tough going through. Is there a really lightweight fusible called Soft Shades or something like that? I will need to do a search.
I’m not sure what the difference is between Perle Cotton and regular embroidery thread? I used 3 strands which might have been one strand too many of my regular embroidery thread. I have embroidered a lot in past years but very little in recent years. The buttonhole stitch came back to me rather quickly.
My practice flower:
Now I am off to Little Rock today – a scheduled check up with my rheumatologist and then lunch and shopping with my daughter and son-in-law that live near by there. I don’t have a lot of plans for the day – not much of a shopper as I have said – I will see what they want to do when I meet up with them. I wish it was going to be a cool day as we have had a few here and there but of course it is supposed to be mid-90’s
The finger is feeling better and healing a bit already thanks for all the kind thoughts and the sharing of rotary cutter horror stories! One e mail I received mentioned you should always wear shoes when cutting – shoes! I hadn’t thought of that – I guess a dropped rotary cutter in the on position caused some major foot damage – that is a big ouch!!