I haven't been in the mood to sew lately. Not sure why but I haven't, and that's okay. Today my roommate was going full tilt on cleaning, decluttering, and packing -- preparing to move out next weekend. I'll believe it when I see it but it is looking good right now.
I did manage to stitch one seam today in making a quilt backing. I used the 2' x 4' ironing board that I bought at the Ann Arbor Quilt Show, which rests on top of my ironing board. It worked amazingly and I pressed the fabric much more easily. I also had to do a little applique repair on a quilt top and used the Tulip Hiroshima applique needles that I bought over the Summer. I loved the needle -- smooth as can be and it did not bend on me. I've got a pin cushion full of old bent needles that I can now toss! They have the cutest packaging -- check them out and add some to your 'toolbox'.
And lastly, I found these great mittens for my grandson Denver:
They're great because they have side zippers which will make getting them on and off so easy. Found them at Costco, of course. I highly recommend them for all little ones out there.
So that's enough new stuff for now. I've got to tidy up my kitchen and get ready for the work week. Early to bed and early to rise makes me a happy girl. Also gets me home early enough to actually enjoy the evenings these days!