Exile. How sweet the word! Sweet hubby and I decided to exile ourselves this week. Away we flew in Dad’s RV, away to a nearby, not-to-be-disclosed location, away from phones, away from email, away from the rest of the world. We got to our destination, plugged in, and hunkered down. Yes, there was snow on the ground, but we were warm and toasty inside. We watched movies and read and ate ice cream and pretty much just sat around until our rear ends were sore. Then we laid down and watched more movies. We only left the RV to treat ourselves to dinner.
I brought along my Sapphire Star quilt and spent many luxurious hours hand quilting, and (drumroll, please) I finished quilting it!!! Now I just need to trim it, bind it, label it, sleeve it, and hang it. Who knows? The way things are going for me right now, that might take another six months or so.
We came back to civilization to find three copies of the newest Quilting Arts magazine. Inside, on page 76, is my fabric marker product review. When choosing a marker, I think it is also important to consider the size of the marker tip, so I’m showing you those here.
What they didn’t show in the magazine were my five willing guinea pigs who made the entire testing process so much more fun! Each one was given a white t-shirt and one brand of markers and allowed to create whatever they wanted. I observed as they drew, watched for possible problems, asked questions, and took pictures. Thanks for your help, kids!
And now for the part you’ve all been waiting for! I have two copies of the February/March 2012 issue of Quilting Arts magazine to give away. Just leave a comment below. I’ll draw two names on Monday morning. (US residents only, please.)