Not much happening at the Threads household this week. No sewing is occurring, due to the quilt studio being cleaned. Poor DH is under the weather with a cold, and has been feeling pretty puny. So far, I'm just having the sniffles. I sure hope it doesn't degrade into worse. My fingers are crossed. This is always a bad time of the year around here - seems like someone is sick every year.
On the bright side, after much stalling, I'm finally making some progress on getting my corduroy quilt tied. I have the middle section all tied and just have the top and bottom borders to do.
|the obligatory quilt picture!|
As you can see in this photo, I still need to trim all the ties. I have all kinds of lengths going on, mostly because I didn't make up my mind early on as to what length I wanted them to be.
I'm tying with Perle cotton, and I'm a little worried. I'm nervous that the ties won't stay tied. I wanted to use wool yarn, but I couldn't find any that was affordable. Have you ever tied with Perle cotton? How well did it work? I made each one a square knot as well as a surgeon's knot, but still I'm wondering if I should put a dab of Fray Check on each tie when I trim the length? I'm open to any suggestions or information. I'm hoping to finish this up while watching the Olympics for the next 2 weeks.
I had a guild meeting Wednesday and got to see Bill Volckening (his blog is Wonky World and you can find it on the blog list on my side bar) showing and talking about his collection of New York Beauty quilts. If you ever get the chance to see him and his quilts, go! He's very personable and amusing, and the quilts are just stunning.
We got a little snow Thursday night. Only about 1 to 1 1/2 inches. When I went out to fill the bird feeder today, I found all kinds of tracks around the back yard. I found birds', and I think rabbit tracks. Probably some squirrel tracks too. This track, on the deck, was the only one that wasn't too melted to tell what it was.
I think this is a raccoon track. I know we have a bunch in the neighborhood. Any one know for sure? I think the little bugger was looking for more of my bulbs to eat - they have gotten most of them so far. They are NOT my favorite visitors.
Well, back to the
salt mines quilt studio to see if I can make some progress in there.
I hope you are having a creative weekend!