Monday, July 29, 2013

I've Been Bizzy

O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day:  
if I forget thee, do not thou forget me. 
Sir Jacob Astley

I haven't been blogging much because I have been busy trying to get a number of project finished.  Progress has been made and I will be sharing the results in the next few days.  I've even finished up a tutorial that has been in the works since early this year!  

First let me share some of the flowers that have been blooming and blooming at the back door of my studio this summer.

After trying several times with bought plants these two came up from some scattered seeds a year after planting.  They had a few blooms last year but with all the rain this year they have just gone crazy!  

In just a few days I will be posting on the HO! HO! HO! Blog Hop.  The button is in my sidebar.  So I am working away at my project for it.  If time allows there may be even more than one.  Make sure you check on Thursday to see what I've been working on.

I have been planning for a while to add some product reviews to my blog.  I thought I'd start today with a gadget that I picked up at a show back in the spring.  I've used it a few times now and I really like it.

Quick - Cut Thread Cutter

It has two non-skid pads so it stays put while you use it.

Press down on each side of the thread between chain pieced units

Side view of the blade

I can not get a website to come up for it but it is in the Checker Distributors Catalog.  You should be able to ask for it at your local quilt shop if they don't carry it.  Retail $14.95  There are replacement blades available also.  It really made the chain pieced units come apart quickly to use it.  All you do is move to the next unit.  I did like it better when there was 2 or 3 stitches between the pieces.  Sometimes I butt mine closer than that.

It is small enough to sit at the side of my machine and not get in the way.  If I keep it there it will not get buried and I will use it more often.  Maybe things don't get buried at your studio but they sure do at mine.  LOL

Now for a preview of a coming tutorial.

Last but by no means least!  If the quote today puzzled you it fits this day for sure.  I got a call this morning saying my daughter was in an accident on her way to work today.  One of her tires blew apart and when she put on brakes her truck swerved off the road and flipped over several times.  She had managed to get partly out when help arrived but the truck was already on fire.  The officers helped her get out the rest of the way and she was only scratched up from the broken glass.  She will be very sore but she is OK!

Needless to say the whole family is counting our Many Blessings and Very Thankful for the Good Lord's protection of her!

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Wow, I'm so glad your daughter is okay! That is very scary!

  2. Good grief Patricia! How wonderful that your daughter came out of that unscathed, definitely something to be thankful for.

    Have never come across the quick cutter but will know all about it now if I ever do :)

  3. So happy your daughter was not hurt worse, especially considering her truck rolled. I have been trying to remember to be thankful for everything, big and small, even the things which don't seem like I should be thankful for.

  4. So happy to hear yoru daughter came out ok...What a horrifying event for all of you to have gone through. She was a very lucky gal.


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