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Monday 28 July 2014

Snowmen revisited

I have gone back to a BOM that I started nearly two years ago. I don't know why this got put on the backburner but I needed something to take along to my Chat and Sew groups this week and this prepared block was staring straight at me. Pick me! Pick me!

And I am so glad I did......it was suprisingly therapeutic getting back to this BOM and actually I am glad I did take so long because I am using Sue Daley's bottom line thread which I only purchased recently.

This thread is 60wt and so very fine. Perfect for this project.  The stitches are so tiny, they are seemingly invisible.

Of course, because the thread and needle are so fine, I can't do without my Clover needle threader.

Here is my other secret weapon.  They are not scissors, but some kind of surgical clamp.  Some specialist quilt shops sell them so I didn't have to masquerade as a Surgeon to buy them.

The crimped tweezer like ends of these clamps are great for gripping the paper templates so pulling them out after stitching is a breeze.

I don't think it will be difficult to finish this block this week as I just can't put this project down at the moment.

I hope you have had as much fun with needle and thread today!

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  1. I love-love-love snowmen. :D What a great block to have for your tote-along project!

  2. Me too! Can't go wrong with a snowman....too cute.

  3. I love my needle-threader!!

    Cute snowman, he looks like a cupcake:-)

  4. Love your snowman. I couldn't be without my needle threader and clamps. Some of my most favorite tools!


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