"Pop Stars" for Halloween
Tonight is a full moon, or more specifically a Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Hunters made use of the moon's light to build their food supply before winter. Can I blame that for this strange post?
I've been sewing like a fiend, but taking care of myself, too. While I've been trying to catch up on friendships that have been hard to attend to, others have got in touch with me out of the blue. Old, dear friends that I've lost contact with have recently called. Is there something in the air? I was off visiting one dear daughter, and literally ran into a friend in the middle of the street. I can count on two hands the people I know in that town.
Darlene, aka Quilt Shop Gal, sent me this Oh-So-Darling-Doxie in the mail just because! I love it, Darlene. Thank you! QBL (Quilting Blogland) surrounds me warmly with friends--coined by Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon and Helen of Midget Gem Quilts, and I am so grateful.
Now a little about quilting. The top is done, the Minkee is in the frame, and the batting stands ready. My Aurifil Invisible thread has been tested, and I've been in contact with my best source, Beth at Cooking Up Quilts. She's used it successfully in her Handiquilter, and warned me about loosening my tension. I've never used a monofilament thread in my longarm before, and my test sample was exciting. The nylon thread reflected the light. It looked just like gossamer! You cannot believe how excited I was to see the shimmer like a cobweb on that sample!
The only downside I've found so far with Aurifil's Invisible thread is it is terribly hard to see. Yes, I know that's the point, but my glasses had to be turned in for a week to replace the lenses, and I'm stuck doubling up with both an old pair plus a pair of cheaters at the same time. It's quite a sight, but add to it an LED light so I see better to thread it! I thought you'd appreciate the laugh as much as I did when you saw where I clipped my light. As Beth says, "Just keepin' it real, folks."
Three days to Halloween.
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.