Happy Valentine’s Day! 100 Days of Happy-Day # Who Cares

 

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  This is one of the best holidays of the year because it’s all about love.  No, you do not have to be married or be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  It is a day to show love to everyone.  Say hi to that homeless person you pass on your way to work each day.  Pay for the coffee for the person behind you in line.  Write a letter to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.  Put a note in your child’s lunch.  Hug a stranger.  Read a story to someone in the hospital.  Go out in freezing cold temperatures in the dark to put a key out for your neighbor so their house can get painted.  (You know who I’m talking about, K!)  Desi kept me company.  Smile 

What I’m trying to say is you are love because you are God’s child.  Go spread that love around!  Have a great day everyone!

Julie

100 Days of Happy-Day 27 ~ A Sewist’s Multi-tool

 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted my  100 Days of Happy, but that doesn’t mean  I’m not happy!  I’ve been using my tablet a lot and I don’t like to post directly from that….and I haven’t taken many pictures.  I’ll catch up with that soon in a different post.  This one is all about my new multi-tool.   Everyone has heard of the multi-tools with screwdrivers and knives and sawblades and dental floss, but mine is even better and it’s just for those of us who sew. 

Do you remember the plexiglass template I had made for cutting out t-shirts for quilts?  If not, it’s here.  Well, I have found a new use for it!  For those of you who applique, you know how frustrating it can be when you go through both layers of a t-shirt or pillowcase, for example.  It’s nearly impossible to get the needle and thread to go back through exactly the way they came.  I was appliqueing minion faces on a pillow bed and decided to use that piece of plexiglass as a barrier between the front and back.  It worked perfectly!  It was large enough to provide a good working area and fit inside the pillowcase sections easily.  I also didn’t have to worry about scratching it up because it doesn’t matter if it’s scratched up.

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You can see the shape of it under the fabric.  It fit right on my lap and let me get through 2-3 layers of fleece without catching the backing up too.  I also knew when I was all the way through because I could feel the hard surface.  It would great for applique even without a backing attached because you won’t catch the tablecloth or your pants in the stitching either.  It also allows you to go faster because you know when you’re through the fabric and you don’t have to keep flipping it over to check.  And the added bonus…….drumroll, please……….NO MORE FINGER PRICKS!  I hate thimbles so my fingers invariably end up bleeding when I do handwork.  Hmmm….might work for hand quilting too.  I’ll have to work on that.

I hope that can help someone.

Have a great day!

Julie

100 Days of Happy-Day 16

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Again with the sewing.Smile   I sewed dog booties (and a few other things) all day long.  When I started sewing parts together backward I was told to walk away from the sewing machine.  Thank heaven for seam rippers, but they still don’t stop me from talking to myself.  I think I was interrupting his television show.  Smile

100 Days of Happy-Day 15

Happy Monday!  I’m a little behind on my posts, but that always happens on weekends.  I’m still going to post all the days so today I’ll actually have 3 separate days of happy.  Day 15 was actually Friday and it was good in lots of ways.  I got to have a slow morning.  Well, I guess it was slow by my standards anyway.  As soon as my baby left for school I went to my friend’s to exercise.  We switch off days at each other’s houses.  I was back by 8:00 and had a relaxing breakfast and start to my day.  I did the grocery shopping, went to art class, and watched Abbey’s soccer game and was home by 6:30.  That was my 8 hour “work” day.  Exhausting!  Winking smile  Here’s a picture of one of my paintings for your viewing pleasure.

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