Monday, June 13, 2011

Life, the universe and the possibilities of UFO quilters....!

I seem to be picking up a tad of a gloom and doom attitude as of late! Have you ever watched the series Ancient Aliens?

It is/was a documentary on the History Channel about Alien earthly visitations (past and present) and the "evidence" they have.  Anyway, it's scaring the crap out of me! Not that I think their theory is well supported, it's just my imagination that is running wild! Sadly, so far none of the aliens appear to be quilters!

As hand applique entertainment, I tend to watch Netflix instant view. It's great if you're like me and do not watch TV; all of the older programs are new! lol I think I will revert to scientific and historical documentaries for learning entertainment! ;o)

As a quilter, I am always looking for tools that make my quilting experience more enjoyable.  One of the issues I had with hand applique was the soreness of my under finger as the needle picked through the layers.   A while back I had written about the UnderThimble as a possible tool for hand applique (you may read about here)!  Why not, it worked great for hand embroidery.  Unfortunately, it just didn't cut it for hand applique.

However, Thimble-It works wonderfully!

What I do is cut the ovals in half, round off the corners and place it on my index finger.  Voila!  My finger is protected.

I can go on for hours and days hand appliqueing with no pain!

The problem with the UnderThimble was my inability to grasp my work tightly.  Thimble-It is more flexible, allowing me to get a firm grip of my work.

If you are like me and unable to hand applique for long periods of time, you might want to give Thimble-it a try.

Thank you for stopping by!  Keep well and if you meet aliens who quilt, do let me know.  I'd love to see their work!


Janet O. said...

My son had me watching some things on Netflix recently while I quilted. They weren't necessarily scary, just kind of depressing, but I was so fascinated I couldn't stop watching. They were the series on Hoarders and people with OCD--that one was called Obsessed. They didn't feature any quilters, but with our fabric hoarding instincts I think we make possible candidates. : )
I don't hand applique, but I will pass the info to my Mom, whom I know has had the sore finger problem.

WoolenSails said...

We got netflix, nice to watch what you want, when you want. We always get a movie for saturday night from the dvd's, much better than sitting in a theater. I have to look for those thimbles, looks like something i could use, I have permanent holes in my fingers, lol.


Guðrún said...

I think it is better not to think about the aliens out there!!!

Thimbleanna said...

I love watching tv series on Netflix. It's great 'cause you can watch the episodes back-to-back and don't forget what happened when there's been a week between episodes LOL!

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