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Happy Stitchin’ Sunday :)

Hope you are having a blessed and beautiful weekend where ever you are 🙂  We had cloudy cool weather yesterday … today the sun is shining and I am back in Florida! lol

I want to show off my fave and expensive and extravagant tool I use nearly every day in response to a question by Kathy over at Slow Sunday Stitching HERE today!

The scissors were gifted to me by my best friend and the charm I put on it is a twin to her charm that is pink with the same heart bead!  The lobster claw was too small for the scissors and so I added a silver split jump ring to join it all together!

I love this bit of extravagance and that is why I do pose them a lot in shots.. today I am giving this special tool top billing on my post 🙂

Before I started slow stitching the feather today I decided to try out my piecing skills that I have been seriously working on…

I am HAPPY to report I got 1 row of the QAL done 🙂

And this is all thanks to my friend Wendy who has a wonderful post up today on her blog 🙂

QAL Pattern guide

If you recall I did all 6 of these blocks with strips… unfortunately they were all wonky and wouldn’t even think about going together… Wendy rescued those blocks in a way from being quilted as they were… my intention! ha 🙂  By insisting on teaching me… from Australia and only via fb chat.. how to piece properly… many messages later and I had a block made and felt so happy!  But it was too small for this project… so I decided instead of fixing the bad ones (I had trimmed the backs some so the blocks were no longer truly square anyway anymore… I have these 3 beauties 🙂  The other 3 are cut out and waiting for morning again … Yippee!

We are also being very successful with Ebay sales this week!  Happily those taxes may get paid soon 🙂  Right now we have vintage sewing machines and a Cricut die cutting machine among other things !  We are having fun and spending time together and that is important!

Now I must return to some slow stitching as my fingers are itching to feel fabric in only a way hand quilting can offer..

Do you have an extravagant purchase/tool that you have for quilting that you resist using because it is expensive or sentimental or both??  I would love to hear from you!