A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mailman made a delivery!

This afternoon the mailman arrived at my door with a lovely parcel of goodies that I had ordered to treat myself. 

I've been using the wonderful fork pins (Clover) on the right side of the picture to help with putting together The Quilt-zzzz thanks to my friend loaning me some to try out.  They are so helpful that I decided I had to have some of my own.  Not that I plan to be putting together any more quilts (!!) but they will be handy when I need perfectly matched seams. 

Two new thimbles to try out; a disappearing marker; some new sewing pins and a package of 6 spools of 'Cotton Petites' threads by Sulky.  According to the package "One strand of 12 wt. Cotton Petites equals two strands of typical embroidery floss" - it will be fun to play with these.  The colours are wonderful!!

For those of you who like to embroider, you might find the tutorials HERE of interest (found via Judy Cooper...thank you!).   And for those of you who like stumpwork, or just want to make a sweet little ladybug, go HERE for a tutorial. 

Today the quote is from Allen Klein.... "We become so overwhelmed by illness, death and grief that we forget that humour, like the moon, can bring light to our darkest times"


Janie said...

Fun treats, tell us how they work out. I see that thimble,
a good one makes progress so much easier.

Boud said...

So wait, where did you order from? Looks like a fun parcel.

Christine Barnsley said...

Enjoy using all those lovely treats! :) x

deanna7trees said...

i have some of those fork pins and i must get them out now that i'm working on a traditional quilt block. they do work well as i remember. nice array of stuff you ordered.

Linda said...

How nice! :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I never saw those fork pins. I think I should get some just in case I need them, don't you? I have been looking for that 12 wt Sulky in my local stores so I could see it. Guess I'll have to resort to the web. Where did you do your shopping for these great must have products...come on, give it up!
xx, Carol

FlashinScissors said...

I've never seen fork pins before. They look very useful, I think I need some of those, perhaps I can use them on my bags to stop the layers slipping! I was about to order some Perlè threads maybe they will have the pins too.

I loved the ladybird tutorial! and shall have to make something with one on.

Barbara xx

Kim said...

I love this quote!! It's fun getting goodies in the mail. Have fun putting them all to use. Thanks for those links, I will have to investigate.

Quinn said...

That looks like my kind of parcel to find in the letterbox! So many nifty little tools - what a treat. I have never heard of forked pins, but maybe I should get some...will they help with ordinary sewing, instead of quilting? I need all the help I can get!

karen said...

hmmmmm.....fork pins....very tempting.