I'm approximately half way into machine quilting this large quilt. The first part I used Essential Pro quilting thread which has always worked wonderfully in other quilts but this project did NOT like that thread. I experienced numerous skipped stitches, frazzled and broken thread. Despite the use of Sewer's Aid, 1 bigger needle, then a second new needle, the problems persisted. So exasperating!! I dug around in my threads and was delighted to find a large spool of a similar color from Superior Threads. Wow, it works like a dream - I've worked 4-5 hours with not one issue! Dig that backing!
Yikes, what fun!!!
We installed a flag pole recently. There is a solar light at the top, so no floodlight is needed to meet flag etiquette.
Every year we take a photo on my birthday under my HUGE Birthday Tree of 9 years ago when it was only a twig. We now have some shade in the afternoon! For whatever reason, I always hold a quilt for the photo.