I hope that everyone that celebrates it had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. I am grateful I had a day off from work to spend with my family, have a yummy meal and do some sewing. I had the best visit with mom I’d had in a long time. Everyone is healthy, and it doesn’t get any better than that.
I finished the journal cover using what I called “the goddess block”, a UFO from a class I took ten years ago. Where does the time go? I’m sorry to say I have UFOs even older that I still love and want to finish. At least this one is off the list.
Behind the appliqué I used a product called Wash Away Stitch Stabilizer by CT Publishing* that I pulled out of my Treasure Basket. I picked it up at a sale at The Quilt Foundry. About a year ago, they bought all the items a local distributor put on clearance and them sold them cheap. I probably paid $1 or $2 for the stabilizer, and I really loved it. It stabilized without adding stiffness, and my machine stitched through it beautifully. I decided not to wash it away because it wasn’t necessary for this project.
It’s a peel and stick stabilizer that comes on sheets that will go through a printer. I don’t know if I will use it that way or not. I get nervous with things like that because the printer ink needs to go somewhere when the stabilizer dissolves, and I mostly embroider on light colored backgrounds. Not sure that’s a chance I want to take.
*I have no affiliation with CT Publishing.