Here are the beginnings of 3 fire trucks for Hudson's Heroes....
Aren't those ladders just the cutest things? They will go with these ambulances I shared the other day...
|Click on the name of the quilt if you want to learn its history =^..^=|
Tiny, tiny bits of pieces here, but with paper piecing, it goes so smoothly! Well, mostly.... every now and again I mess up and have to rip out a seam. And with the thin paper and tiny stitches used for pp, no matter how careful you try to be, too often this happens....
So, here's my tip for you all today. Keep some Scotch brand Matte Finish Removable Tape on hand for times like this! It's the blue tape and it says "removable" on the label.
Just tape the two sides back together. You can then sew through it and your needle will not gum up from the glue on the tape! The only thing you need to be careful about is ironing directly on it. It works perfectly!
One reason it is important to tape this back down is to make sure you have perfect seams when sewing the different sections together. If that paper is not in place, then your seams will not be either.
I've also made a little progress on improving my yarn skills =^..^=
Here is my start on the Swishy Scarf ....
......so far it's just a long, long, long (258 chains!) row of half-double-crochets! But it is easy to do and I'm enjoying it. This yarn is reward enough with all that lovely color and a little bit of bling :*) Now looking at the picture, I've got to go see what that yarn blob is there- see it, on the bottom left? I hope I don't have to take all that out!
I also started a dishcloth out of Sugar and Cream yarn. I thought this might be the perfect project to just practice getting my tension right as I pick up the knitting needles again.
Isn't it a cutie? It makes for the perfect carry-along project too because it is so small :*)
And last, but not least, you'll never guess what I found at Goodwill yesterday.....
Well, did you guess?
I didn't think so!!!
What a wonderful find! A Jim Shore hummingbird feeder in excellent shape - needs a little cleaning of course, but I love it! And for $2.99 - whoohoo!!!! I'm betting the hummingbirds will love it this year too :*)
That's it for me! Hope you all have a Happy Hump Day!!!
Hugs & Blessings!