I've also been working on turning this stack of fabric...
into this freshly ironed pile ready to be used in future projects. I love seeing them stacked up like that. (True confession - I don't iron any of our clothes, but I love to iron fabric!)
The 505 basting spray finally came in and I've basted my Celebrations quilt. I also set up both my sewing machines so I can quilt this quilt and the matching Festivities table runner. I'm going to be using YLI 100# silk thread on the first and metallic thread on the second. It took a bit to get them set up with the right needles, tension, etc. and to do some samples, but now they're ready to go!
|Babylock set up for free motion quilting with silk thread|
|Husqvarna set up for free motion quilting with metallic thread|
I can't imagine why I have any trouble getting sewing done with helpers like these...
As bright and cheerful as this time of year is for most, I know that's not true for everyone. For some it's hard. You're not full of Christmas Spirit, singing carols or decorating trees. For those of you, I pray you find some moments of joy or at least a measure of peace during this season.
Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
Psalm 25:5 (NLT)