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Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's A Wrap finish and Superior Thread Company Machine Needle Experience

Well I enjoyed Tuesday morning so much I decided to take a break this afternoon and finish my, "It's A Wrap" plate (recommended first project by the author).  Keep in mind I left my book with Rosemary so I had no idea what was recommended for the process of keeping your work from getting all tangled up.  I am someone who will wrap it up around my feet....trip and fall....catch furniture with it while I walk downstairs to sew etc (yes I catch my purse strap on door knobs).  Luckily my paper towel was down to the last three pieces so I used the cardboard part to coil my wrapped line around.
Here it is next to my machine.  Check out how bright my Bendable Bright Light is....I love that thing!!!

Then all I did was use my left hand to rotate the coil under my machine while I held the cord taunt with my right hand.  It went very quickly.  I really like how forgiving this project it.  If by chance you don't catch the coil....just go back and stitch it again and it does not show.

Here she is....finished :)

And here is a close up of the fabrics.  Amy Butler fabric....oh yea!!!

These needles have nothing to do with my "It's A Wrap" project except that I used them for the first time today.  I have only used one brand of needles in my life.  I have never had a reason to change....I honestly have never thought of even trying another brand (old dog I guess).  I was asked to give these a spin and see how they worked.  I can tell you that I was able to thread the needle and that was huge for me.  I typically can't thread a needle to save my life.  Not with my glasses, two Ott lights and a Bendable Brightlight.....I guess the holes were just too small.  I had not one problem and only had to do it once....not 5-10 times licking the thread then the needle etc.  One time!!!!  The needle was nice and sharp....not one problem with the needle at all.  Guess you know where I'm going with this ay?  Yes....I'm going to start using the Superior Needles



  1. wow...I just love what you are this suppose to be a bowl...if so, it looks like it is going to be a big one.

  2. Love the plate, nice project to make as gifts too.


  3. LuV the Colors you choose! I might have to try the new needles. The fact that I can't see and have RA in my hands makes needle threading a real PAIN sometimes! Thanks for the tip:)

  4. The It's a Wrap plate is delightful. Beautiful fabrics. And EXCELLENT stitching. I'm very impressed. I also like how you used the paper towel roll to do this. I've not seen this trick before. Great idea!
    Great insight on needles too!


    PS - Your plate is inspirational. I now want to make one!

  5. I've been using those needles since they first came out and won't use any other now. They work wonderfully and DO last longer. I'm glad you've finally found them. *S*

    Oh yea.....great plate. :)

  6. This looks so pretty...can't wait to get my book and try it!

  7. I have a new set of superior needles! I haven't tried them out yet, but I'm looking forward to it!!

  8. All right now, either I have to stop reading your blog or you need to stop making all these nifty things. I am going to go broke! I love this idea.

  9. wow..beautiful work...i wish i could do that one day...


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