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My friend, Laura, sent me this wonderful example of bobbin work using my Size 5 thread. Isn’t it fun? In bobbin work you wind a heavier thread on your bobbin and stitch with the top of your fabric facing down. In some sewing machines you can use a special bobbin case or by-pass the tension in a regular bobbin case.
She also made this frame for a mirror using bobbin work. I am amazed at her skill and ingenuity. Thank you Laura for these stunning examples! You can see more ways to use the threads here.
OK. So that is really a painting by Doris Lee called Thanksgiving and not a photo of me making pie in my kitchen.
This is the only pie I’ve made in the last 20 years. But I am so grateful that I have been invited to a friend’s house for the Thanksgiving meal. You could say I am giving thanks that others cook. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Alas, the International Quilt Festival in Houston is over. But I thought you might like to see some of the people and quilts at the show. Here you see my friend, Emily Parson’s beautiful quilt on display in the Full Bloom exhibit.
And one last view of my Libby’s Leaves quilt next to that of Alex Anderson’s quilt. You have until November 5 to put in a bid on the quilts being auctioned to raise money for Libby Lehman. Check out the auction website here. Wish you could have been at Houston with us. It was so much fun!
It was such a delight to see my friend, Libby Lehman, view the quilts made in her honor. As you know, the entire collection of Inspired by Libby Quilts will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October. The exhibit will also be on view at the American Quilter’s Society Paducah Show in April, 2015.
But the auction dates to purchase the quilts are October 22 through November 5. (Watch the Benefit Bidding auction site for more information.) Proceeds from the auction will help Libby’s family with medical expenses. After the Paducah showing, the quilt go to their new owners.
You can see Libby preview the quilts by watching this video on The Quilt Show. Note how Libby correctly says my last name….not an easy thing to do. Love you Libby!