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Went to M&L down in Anaheim, CA about 1.5 hrs south of us.
Love M&L. Haven't been there in a few years. still using up some of the fabric I bought on the last trip.
making progress. Needle turn with batik is SOOOOO much more enjoyable than kona. The fabric is thinner, doesn't ravel, creases so nice, inside corners don't "grow" as you cover them and outside corners are nice and sharp and pointy. though I have to admit I think I overdid it last night. My right pointer finger is swollen and sore this morning, can't even make a fist - darn arthritis.
Wow Dee that sure is pretty. I have been doing needle turn every day so my fingers are well conditioned and my fingertips have nice callous on them, just keep at it and you will get there. A little each day will get it done.
sorry about the pain in the finger...but it sure looks nice!
Oh that is pretty. Sorry you over did but know how that can happen.
M&L can be a dangerous place for a quilter... lol I had a specific list, and a cash budget, that included lunch for me & the driver. I actually came home with money too. For what I needed it was a perfect trip. They even had the Houndstooth I was hoping for in pastels. Want to make a either a Garlic Knot Block quilt or a Tulip Block quilt I made on EQ8 with the houndstooth. Might have enough to do one of each. Need to decide, cut the fabric and get it in a project bag with the pattern. I have found that if I make kits i seem to get things done faster.. AND kits take up less space.
I have a hunch that our dear Dee doesn't understand the concept of "a little each day".
I have a sneaking suspicion that once Dee is focused on her needle turn work it would take a house on fire to distract her from the job ....
(Maybe you should set a timer that will eject you from your chair. )
Such beautiful work, but you have to weigh the cost .....
well, maybe. An enjoyable project and a favorite audio book in my comfy rocker and yes the time flies. My sewing machine is in the shop for a much needed tune up (3 years? where did the time go). So I'm reluctant to use one of my other smaller (slower) machines. It took a bit to let them keep my regular machine - 3 weeks before they can get to it. Seriously I wish you could make an appointment for machine service like a car or dr. appt. ah well. I can make it without it but it was a moment of panic - I am attached to the thing.
I've had problems with my hands ever since cleaning out 5 filing cabinets when Pier 1 was moving out of our corporate building. Picking up handfuls of files not good on the joints. The hand sewing then caused a flare up - my finger was even swollen. But a couple of advils and a day of rest it is better. I'm going to try cutting some fabric tonight, see if I can manage that. If I can remember to not extend my forefinger (like cutting with a knife) I think I can do it.