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Monday, June 24, 2013

New Cutting Board.

Looky!!! A brand new Olfa cutting mat...
Also my pretty pink cutter has a brand new shiny blade too. Hopefully no more strain and less headches. Thanks everyone for your input. Sometimes it is nice to hear others say what you are already thinking.
Oh by the way with this new equipment I am not promising that I will become a rotary cutting, mad piecing fiend...you know me slow and steady and mostly a hand stitching girl. It is however nice to know I can when I want to.
Speaking of which a little spot of needle turn applique on the go.

I loved this fabric when I saw it and have been waiting for the perfect project to use it and it has arrived...don't you love it when that happens.
Ok back to the pattern stuff....maybe even a little mint slice :) Energy don't ya know!!
Blessings Michelle xxx

18 comments:

  1. yaay - you won't know yourself - I know I get excited over just a new cutter blade!! Your applique block is Gorgeous!!! (with a capital G). Happy stitching :-)

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  2. hope all goes well with your new cutting mat... as for sore shoulders I like to do cutting at a higher table... if there is a lot I do it in the kitchen where the bench tops are at a good height...

    Love the look of your new work... fantastico..... those men in tights must have helped inspiration???
    Hugz

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  3. There i s nothing like a new blade and mat!! I agree with Raewyn, your applique block is gorgeous and so is the fabric!!! (Is that another pattern of yours??) Enjoy, Michelle.

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  4. I am a hand stitching girl too.....but a new mat and blade makes easy work of cutting. Have fun.

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  5. It makes such a difference when you put a new blade in. You don't realise has blunt your blade is until you get a new one!

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  6. a good tradesman must look after his tools!
    Love the peek of your new project.

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  7. Add me to the hand stitching list!!! There is nothing like a fresh blade or a cute pink cutter!! enjoy!!!
    Cant wait to see your needleturn project!!

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  8. I agree with Fiona. Your cutting table needs to be at the right height but your new mat and blade will work wonders. Lovely fabric in your new needle turn project. Hugs.....

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  9. Any work is much easier with good tools! That's a very pretty applique design too.

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  10. Nothing like some new goodies to stir up the enthusiasm!

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  11. I was just laying on the lounge contemplating opening the pack of mint slice biscuits I have stashed in the pantry ...I'd almost convinced myself I didn't need one until I read this post!



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  12. a girl has to keep her energy levels up! I love my kitchen bench for cutting too - I can walk around 3 sides and that helps heaps too. I must bear that in mind if I ever redesign the kitchen...high priority!

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  13. You might just surprise yourself Michelle with that new cutting board lol. Lovely fabrics in your needleturn project - look forward to seeing how it finishes up

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  14. I'm sure your new equipment will be great. I love a new blade in the rotary cutter, it just glides. Have fun.

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  15. Enjoy your new tools.
    Pretty flower growing in your sewing space. Reminding me of summer.

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  16. I also do handpiecing etc. but always use my mat and cutter for my fabrics to cut. I never use a scissor LOL
    I love your applique, such nice colors !

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  17. congrats on your new mat and I hope yours will last has long as mine has! your applique is gorgeous too. I love applique...but there are so many things on the wish list and only two hands lol. xx debbie

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