Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

These.....and Those....

I have a bunch of these:

I love them for a number of reasons....they are perfect for holding down the binding of a quilt so I can do my hand sewing, they are better than pins for holding things together when I'm ready to sew on the machine because they don't stick me, and they are a great temporary hold when I'm letting the glue dry on fabric I'm glue basting.  The one drawback is the cost - they are a bit pricey.

While I was on vacation we happened into a hardware store that also had a craft section where I found these:

They were very inexpensive....less than $5 for a good sized package (I believe 20-24 were in each sack).  The spring on the larger one isn't as strong as I would like it to be for holding things like this:

But they held until I took them off (this is the handle for a market bag) which is what I needed for them to do.  I suspect that much moving a quilt around would result in a few sliding off but occasionally that happens with the red ones too.  The tiny ones would be perfect for holding on some lace while you stitched it - as a point of reference here are the three together.

If  you're in the market for something like this I would suggest the craft section at Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's....I think it's only in a small mountain town that you would find crafts in the hardware store!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Artist With Words

Sometimes I come across a blog that just warms my heart.  This young woman isn't a quilter....she's a mother, a writer, a woman, an artist with words.  You might like it too.

The Hodgepodge Darling