Hilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area. So does this blog entail the odds and ends of topics of interest, leaving more loose threads to ponder...
9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter, 10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
. – Psalm 91 NLT
We spent the weekend in the mountains of New Mexico. How wonderful to be in cooler weather. It actually rained while we were in Ruidoso and it had been a long time since I’d been in rain since Texas has been so dry all summer. It had also been a long time since I felt cold – what a great feeling.
Look what I found for $24 at an estate sale! It is full of thread, only about 12 old spools. The rest are new. The jar is also interesting although I bought it because of the thread. It’s a huge Mason jar. It says “Patent, Nov. 30, 1858” but I’m sure it’s a replica. There’s an eagle with 4 stars under it and 3 above it on the other side. It’s 20 inches tall and 30 inches in diameter and almost full of spooled thread.
The Penny Haren Applique blocks are done. Here are all 25 of them. Now to decide how I’m going to put them together.
“My Jane” block E-6. I don’t know why I enjoy “My Jane” so much more than “My Farmer’s Daughter-“ ummm “Wife” so I don’t have an FW to show you.
This was easy paper-piecing and applique.
Also working on sleeping jams for my 4 grandsons so that’s been keeping me busy.