Happy Tuesday! I'm joining my partner Cheryl in posting what's tickling me today....feel free to join us! I'm also linking up to my sweet friend Patricia's Through The Window Photo Challenge....I seem to take more pictures when I have a challenge, lol. But trying to find just the right thing to take pics of when other people are rushing you here and there, well, that's hard!
Here's my pic for this week, and boy did it tickle me.....can you see the face?
See his nose, and that he's sticking out his tongue?
These pics were taken through my [filthy and bug-spattered] windshield. Yes, I had pulled over to take them. The clouds were quite pretty today - I'm a cloudwatcher in case you didn't know. But wouldn't you know it, they all disappeared before sunset.
I have a great tutorial for you today.
It's from Karen at The House of Wilson, and it's a take-out menu holder for your fridge! Isn't that brilliant? She has a great blog, with wonderful tutorials and interesting things - you'll want to follow her so you don't miss out on future posts!
Jenny of Elefantz has a quilt pictured in Homespun magazine, it's called Juliet's Rose and it is GORGEOUS...
FREE DOWNLOAD! Go get it and don't forget to go thank Jenny too! Jenny, I hope you don't mind, I borrowed your photo....I love this quilt!
And now for the thing that's really been tickling me lately. Have you heard about the Frixion Erasable pens from Pilot? I thought I would try them. I'm making Jenny's Love Is All You Need design from her latest magazine issue. First, I stitched down my appliques, then traced the stitchery part with the Frixion pen...
Then, I added my Shape-Flex fusible to the back. When I did that, the tracing disappeared, because heat makes the ink go away. I had heard that it will come back if you put it in the freezer, so that's what I did. And it came back!
Fainter, but still easily seen to stitch. So why is this a great thing? I always trace my design first, then add the fusible interfacing to the back - too hard to see through the interfacing, have to trace it first. So I really didn't think these pens would work for me. But I didn't like the thickness of the wash-out blue pens I normally use, and I don't like using something permanent. The Frixion pen will disappear with heat, then it comes back so I can stitch, then I'll iron it again and wash the project, and it will never come back. It glides like a dream on the fabric. I really, really love them, and plan on using them not only for stitcheries, but also for quilting lines. But you can be sure I'll be testing my fabrics first, to make sure it goes away.
Whew, this is a long post - I hope to post again before I leave on Friday morning, we have to be at my aunt's at THREE AM. Guess who'll be sleeping all the way to Mackinac Island?????