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Monday, May 11, 2009

changes...

i changed my blogs template...again....now i need to change the header...again.

Anyway.  Needles.  I got a wide assortment of needles because I was looking for The Needle.  The Perfect Needle.  I may have found it! After reading one of 9 bajillion sites that offer advice on hand sewing needles, I decided to go with the 
Cotton darners, sizes 3 to 9.   I am using one of them, don't ask what size, can't remember how that works.  This sucker slides through the layers, has an eye big enough to get 2 strands of embroidery floss threaded by the 3rd try, and is long enough for my old fingers to grasp. Can't say if it's also due to the brand of needle.
{Progress on zee Buffalo.} {this is lotz of funz} {Ok with you Dorothy?}
I am using a cotton batt here, in case that matters to any also. I have had to give up on the polyester batts because they make me cough...those pesty fibers.

3 comments:

  1. I love the John James needles - I use the millners, or straw needles for applique. They do slide through the fabric so nicely.

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  2. What a great image. I love your stitching too, very nice the way you have created the lines to form the sky and landscape. Is the cotton batting harder to quilt through than the poly?

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  3. Cotton vs. poly batt. I don't think it's any more difficult, but it also depends on the needles. When I use the huge needles, I curse every stitch with the cotton batt, but not the poly batt. That's why I got the new darners, and boy are they sweet! Cut thru the cotton batt and the fabrics like melted butter.

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