I love it! My new cards came in too. They turned out pretty great. I'll have them with my work on display next week. 7 days left!
I also got my Lapel Stick that I won from Sunshower Quilt's blog. It's this new funky glue for fabric. I signed up to have them sponsor a give-away here on my blog too. The fine folks at Lapel Stick send me a few! They were very speedy, and emailed me some very kind comments on my work. Awe- that made my day. So, now I have 2 sticks if you are interested. (One is mine.) Let me tell you about it...
At first I thought, "Oh come on. It's just another glue stick". I'm not picky. I use my kid's acid free nontoxic school glue sticks all the time in my sewing room. It's really handy for my art. I stick fabrics in place when I collage backgrounds. I don't need hot irons for fusibles. It's pretty handy. You know how I hate pinning. But I prefer this new product! It's really smooth and applies like lipstick. It dries really fast and won't gum up your machine. It's temporary and non staining. All good. I think it's better than what I usually use because it's not gunky and sticky and lumpy like school glue sticks. This stuff applies to fabric without pulling and stretching it out of shape. I also like it better than wet glues because they seem to soak into the fabrics and they dry very stiff. This stays flexible.
|pieces glued into place before thread painting.|
What else can I tell you? It's a Canadian product, out of British Columbia. I should add that it's a "do good" glue. This company is involved in a lot of fundraising ventures with this product, including a huge percentage of sales going to Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Diabetes affectes my husband, cousin, father in law... hopefully never my children too.
I used it again today to stick a quilt label on prior to hand stitching it. It's VERY nice to not have to use heat. Tell me how you would use it and why you think you would like it. I will pick two winners by midnight on Tuesday the 23rd. Good luck!
Also, if you are interested, Sunshower Quilts is having another giveaway - it's for the Accuquilt Go Baby machine! go check it out. She's Katrina in Ontario.