Whew! It was a somewhat hectic week around the How-to-Quilt.com house.
m. mouse went into surgery bright and early Tuesday morning – with a growling tummy. Just like humans, he wasn’t allowed to have food after midnight or water after 6am.
In the end, the vet dentist decided it was best to remove all of his teeth. Those teeth that weren’t already a problem would become problems soon, and rather than have our little m. mouse suffer any more in the future, out they came.
He had a couple of uncomfortable days and nights, but seems to be on the mend.
We appreciate the caring thoughts of quilters around the world and those who were taking care of him in the hospital, and we look forward to many more happy days with our now-toothless official diabetic Siamese cat.
We considered dentures, but – – – well, we do have our limits!
Nitril Touch Quilting Gloves
In the meantime, many of you have questions about how to make your machine quilting easier on your home sewing machine. And in this week’s news you’ll read about a variety of things you can use on your fingers to help guide your quilt under your needle.
My favorite still is the special gloves we learned about a couple of years ago. Those Nitril gloves have a special rubber coating on the fingers that maintains contact with the quilt while you move the quilt and sew.
But there are other options that might be better for you, and you’ll find information about them when you visit:
Our Postcard Posse delivered more than 1900 fabric postcards to troops in the Middle East! Thanks to all who mailed cards to Diane.
Our next Posse is Roundin’ them up for Halloween. I have received several requests for a video showing how to make fabric postcards, and I promise I will do one within the next week or two.
I’m getting ready to machine quilt the Jelly Roll quilt, and you’ll see a picture of the design I have chosen: