Hope everyone is having a good weekend. The cooler air has finally rolled in to Charlotte, and it is quite a rainy, fall day. Perfect for sewing and sorting those scraps!
|picture from Kim of My Go-Go Life|
First, go check out Kim’s stop (My Go-Go Life) on the Scrappy Stash Blog Hop. She has some scrappy eye candy for you. Go on. I’ll wait.
OK, now that you’re back, here are some answers to the questions you guys asked me yesterday. I loved them btw! I’ll be posting answers throughout this week.
1. First up- Sharon T asked, “What’s on your playlist?” Good one Sharon!
I usually listen to music through my laptop through Spotify. If you aren’t familiar with Spotify, it’s a free music player that you can download on your computer. You can listen to any song for free and create playlists. There are minimal commercials and it’s nice to be able to pick what you want to hear.
Here are the songs I’ve been playing a lot lately:
Phillip Phillips – Home
Maroon 5 – Love Somebody
Matchbox Twenty – She’s So Mean
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Grouplove – Tongue Tied
Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight
Ben Howard – Old Pine
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
The Lumineers – Dead Sea
The Lumineers – Submarines
The Lumineers – Stubborn Love
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Efterklang – Modern Drift
John Mayer – Something Like Olivia
John Mayer – Born and Raised
2. Lisa asked, “What is the BEST read you have ever had? The kind that when you finish -you sigh-and wish the book wasn’t over?!!!”
Hmmm. This one is definitely a toughie. I loved The Time Travelers Wife. I never saw the movie and read the book years before it became a movie and
remember staying up till 3 in the morning to finish it.
I also loved, loved the Harry Potter series. The last book, the Deathly Hallows was my favorite.
And the last one for today, 3. Lisa asked, “Do you do free motion quilting and how did you learn?” Ahhh FMQ. I am still very much a novice with this. I have taken two classes on FMQ and need to spend more time practicing. Here’s what I know:
- tension makes a difference
- quilting gloves are essential- I use Grabaroos
- set your stitch length to zero
- drop your feed dogs (or not- some don’t)
- a supreme slider helps
- practice to get a rhythm between your speed and your hands
- sketch your designs in a notebook because fmq is muscle memory