I spent 2.5 hours in the office of the rehab doctor on Tuesday before he managed to get to me for a 10 minute procedure, there was no time left to run errands (in fact we had to do some car hopping and driver changes in order to get me home). So yesterday I needed to head into Albuquerque for a couple of purchases, and on the way in I stopped at Good Will. While I realize lots of people find great bargains at Good Will, it's much more rare here, although five or ten years ago I found wonderful things. However, yesterday I did find some sweet things.
First the quilting progress:
Fil-Tec Glide and the one on the left is Fil-Tec Affinity, which is the same as the Glide except it's variegated. (You might want to take advantage of their sale on Magna-Glide bobbins, which will continue for a few days. No, I don't work for them. I just love their threads. I use their size L magnetic bobbins in my Class 15 sewing machines.)
Yes, I will do a tutorial on quilting a feathery border, although I've decided to make it continuous around the entire quilt, which is not the way I do it most frequently.
Good Will purchases:
Jess! at Tatilicious.
I suspect the pillow cases were never used and that it was because an edging was never attached. I have decided that rather than attach these edgings on the edge, I'll attach them on the hem. A couple decades ago when I finished a set of pillow cases and sheet with embroidery and tatting, I did attach the lace at the the edge. Despite the fact that I don't often use that set of sheets, the lace is coming apart in some places. So I think this lace will last longer if it's on the hem.
Both of these lace edgings are narrow and my own design, because I had no idea how far 50 yards of thread would go--and I did end up ordering more. I was going to come up with a tatted medallion for each pillow case, and I actually have finished one and have begun another, but the embroidery colors on these cases were so perfect that I just knew they were destined to have lace made from this gorgeous thread hand dyed by this wonderful young woman.
Okay, there were a couple of more purchases. One was a file to sharpen the blades of my people-powered push mower because the vintage or antique (more likely) file I've inherited from Grandpa is not doing the job. Neither the file nor the task is at all romantic, so no picture.
Among my goals for today is to get at least the widest border of Little Miss Gardener done. I'll take pictures as I work.
I'm linking to Melissa's Try New Things Thursday, despite the fact that attaching lace in a new place has nothing to do with quilting (except that bed quilts deserve to be accompanied by beautiful pillow cases).