I'm taking a little break from hand quilting this.
Because my fingers look like this. That's not blood, just ragged skin, and it does not hurt, believe it or not.
Do you notice the shiny spot on the end of my finger? It's this.
Greatest tip I ever learned for hand quilting! I put a drop or two on my finger before quilting and it does protect my fingers. No more blood and holes (just ragged skin). If you are a hand quilter, stop into your local pharmacy aisle by the bandaids and pick up a bottle. It also works as a bandage too, should you forget to put it on when you begin to quilt.
I knit, garden, bake, and sew. I create something every day, even if it's just a mess in my kitchen.
“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley