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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 502623 views.

Are you talking about the "Aunt Becky" finger protector that goes under the quilt and you slide it back and forth so you can "rock" your needle back and forth?  It's supposed to help you stitch faster and make your stitches more even?  

that's the one.  I ran across a couple of videos that explained it better than I had seen before, were very helpful.  I still prefer using my finger underneath but after a while it gets too sore.  I think I was still pushing too hard with the aunt becky, made my left wrist hurt after a while.  I'm guessing I had my tension too tight.  or just need practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHEDYeIWz4&t=1384s  this one is really old - called Metal to Metal.  they are a little irritating but that might just be the 80's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNyRoT9n7GE  this one she uses plastic wrap to demonstrate the sliding technique.  nice accent too smiley

Shelley it is hard to imagine someone not loving those placemats. Love the card too.

The quilt is looking good. Hopefully your hands and arms are back to normal.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-9

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I guess I over did it a bit.

Back in the mid-1980s when I was working on my needlepoint floor rug I did the same thing. (This was a wool rug with a classic Oriental design that I worked on for nine months.) Finally wised up and learned to set my kitchen timer for thirty minutes so I would stop and get up and do something else for five or ten minutes and then come back to working on the rug for another thirty minute session.

In late 1992 I had carpal tunnel release surgery on my right wrist so I'm speaking from experience about that happens when you abuse your stitching muscles. (Of course I did a great deal of typing on an IBM Memorywriter in those days as well. Talk about a non ergonomic machine. persevere)

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jun-10

judyinohio said:

hulled sunflower seeds for the bird feeders.

I feed my birds during the summer too and have been enjoying watching the woodpeckers and orioles at the suet feeder.  The feeding station is in the front of my house so I can watch from the comfort of my easy chair.  I decided to put a suet feed in my back yard to watch from the kitchen.  Of course those *&%^ squirrels do their best to get into them.  A couple of days ago on e of my dachshunds got sooo sick.  Throwing up bright yellow stuff all over.  Vet said she must have gotten into something but tested her liver and pancreas to be for sure.  A coupe of meds later I bring her home wondering what on earth she could have gotten into.  Later in the day I noticed the suet feeder was empty.  I couldn't see from the house but when I got closer I discovered those nasty squirrels had opened the door to the feeder and it must have fallen on the ground.  Two bricks of fat filled suet makes for a very sick dog!  Birds will have to hang out in the front of the house if they want treats.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jun-10

Oh Wow!  Your stitching is amazing!  I used to quilt many year ago and could never get near such lovely stitches.  What kind of batting did you use? 

Thanks Lynne. I think it is Hobbs 80/20 buy it was a scrap so I am not certain. I don't use batting that much but that is what I normally get. Quilting with batik is challenging. But there are no seams so that helps a ton. They aren't small stitches but I am trying to keep them even. I am liking using masking tape as a guide rather than marking. That helps too because I can see them better without a marked line.

NanaSuz

From: NanaSuz

Jun-10

Judy, I thought of you this morning when the Donna Jordan email came. She is having a HUGE give away to celebrate their 500,000 you tube visitors. The prizes are wonderful and of course I signed up. Hopefully I will win something and I hope you will also. Thank you for giving me her site a while ago. I really enjoy her tutorials.

Enjoy your day.

NanaSuz

It is a good thing I do not live anywhere near the Jordans' shop, or I would be there ALL the time!  I have been watching their videos for a few years now, and you can just tell what good people Donna and Matt are.  I like that he is in charge of cutting all the pre-cuts and kits.  LOL  

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