My friend Stefanie gave me a great new book on free motion and I've been playing around with some of the designs.
Another free motion aid I've picked up are these pens. Several people I know love these and I've heard several that don't. The only bad thing I've heard is that extreme cold will make the mark show again. I figure thou if it's freezing where my quilt is I've got worse problems than the marks showing...buuurrrrr. A quick touch from the iron makes the marks disappear. So far I'm a fan.
This started off as a jewelry project,
but after a bit I knew it would be part of a wall quilt.
Lots of wire work left on this one.
Hubby and I went to the tool store last week and I thought it was kind of cool that while we are looking at tools we were both standing there thinking we want something and when I say we can share it that is all the excuse he needs to grab it off the shelf. Two workbenches and two tool boxes in one room leaves a lot of room for tool junkies to collect. You can never have enough files when you work with metal.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with your friends and families. I am so excited to see sweet Ian on Christmas morning. He's beside himself with excitement over Santa coming tonight. What a wonderful blessing it is to have a child with us at Christmas again to add to the wonder of the day.
Bless you all and thanks for stopping by from time to time.
Hopes for a safe and happy new year.