Sunday Stash #161 – Notions of Peace
Whew. What a week in blogland, hey? I’m kind of exhausted! I want everyone to know that I’ve spoken privately to both authors of the aforementioned blog posts and we’re not out to kill each other. We’re all just very passionate people who have strong opinions, and we like to share them! Thank you to everyone who left comments on the Men and Quilting: A Response posting. An even bigger thank you for keeping it (pretty much) classy. I’ve read through all the comments here (my email has been bleeping non-stop), and I’ve read through most of the comments at the other blogs. Some were hard to read, and sometimes mean-spirited things were spouted from both sides of the argument. I know there are tempers, and frustrations, and we sometimes say things we wish could take back, or that maybe get taken the wrong way. So let’s try to forgive each other for that! (As Ellen says, “Be kind to one another.”) I think this topic is worth revisiting, but for now, I really need to get back to some actual sewing as well!
For this week’s Sunday Stash, I’ve compiled some new notions together that I’ve yet to show you. This first image is a collection of all things metal! Last week I finished quilting two 48″ x 72″ quilts myself! Yay! In order to do that though, I first had to get a few supplies. I purchased 120 bent safety pins used for quilt basting from my LQS, as well as some metallic sewing needles. Metallic thread is my new jam, y’all! I might even like it better than peanut butter. (Sidebar: wait until next week’s Sunday Stash … you’re might even wet yourself a little bit!) Also in this picture are some more metal bobbins for my Juki that I picked up in Tokyo. I got twenty of them, (not all pictured) for way cheap, and I’m loving the flexibility it is giving me now. And that foot! That’s an invisible zipper foot, which I have no idea how to use, so if any of you have a favourite invisible zipper tutorial, please let me know!
Continuing on with my quilting journey, I also had to restock my role of blue tape. If you don’t have this in your quilting tool belt, I’d suggest you get onto that. I use it ALL the time for all sorts of stuff around the house. Mr. Sparkles picked it up for me at Bunnings (hardware store) and was nice enough to get it in two sizes! What a dear! (I know he probably just couldn’t remember which one to get, but it’s more pleasant to think he was trying to impress! hehe) Now these marking tools. You can see they are still in the pack, but I’m definitely committed to using them. I picked them up in Tokyo as well, but my last two quilts were all about SLQ, so there wasn’t a need. The directions are in Japanese, so wish me luck on figuring them out! Last but not least is this gorgeous new sparkle journal that my BFF gave me for Christmas! How perfect is that? I haven’t even written in yet, but I have it sitting on my cutting mat because just looking at it makes me happy!