Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Like you couldn't have guessed that I would be a fan of Dr. Seuss ~ Mr. Geisel.
The man invented words ~ grinch and nerd. How cool is that?
I love his books, so much so that some of my favorite quote are Seussian.
Other than knocking over my Dr. Pepper a few minutes ago and winding up with it in my shoe, not much exciting is going on in my neck of the woods. It's allergy-season in Phoenix so I'm kind of mess these days ~ when I out and about last week, someone I see regularly got very serious, and with great concern, asked me what was wrong. Huh? Wrong? What? She said I looked like I had been very sick, and that I looked like I'd been crying. Which pretty much depressed me enough to actually cry. (I'm kidding.)
No, it's just the usual laundry-list of allergy-related ailments. Itchy eyes. VERY runny nose. Sore throat. Clogged sinuses. And lots of sneezing.
The one slightly amusing by-product of this is that there is so much used Kleenex in trash cans and "around" that Rosie isn't interested. It's one thing to swipe the random Kleenex but when its so easy to come by, it isn't nearly as attractive.
I have been working on multiple projects, including a couple using perle cotton for stitching, and that reminded me of something I've been meaning to tell you about for awhile. If you are trying to thread a needle with perle cotton, embroidery floss or any slightly-thicker thread, you know that the needle-threaders most of us have don't work very well. I've broken a few wires and needles trying.
But I happened to see a needle-threader made specifically for embroidery threads...
I should have put a quarter or a nickel there so you could see how big/small this thing is. It is less than an inch wide and less than two inches long... though the only thing that matters is that it works.
Let me rephrase that... it WORKS! Like a dream.
If you're doing any wool applique, utility quilting or embroidery and threading the needle has been a challenge, I highly recommend these Clover Embroidery Threaders. They're awesome.
While I've been a little behind with keeping up to date, I did get to see all the beautiful ISTH quilts that Sherri and Sinta showed in their parades. They're beautiful and creative and imaginative and wonderful. And dangerous. I keep winding up on one website or another looking for charm packs and fabric! It goes without saying that I'm looking forward to seeing all the Bibelot Thelma quilts. Just so you know... of the recent group of Schnibbles quilts, I don't know why but I enjoyed making that one the most.
Have a wonderful weekend!