Monday, 11 January 2010

Hera marker

I have just started the quilting on a little bag that I am making. I read on someone else's blog that they had used a hera marker to mark the quilting lines and thought that I would give it a try. This little gadget has been in the wrapper for a long time, destined to be one of those things that seem like a good idea but never to be used. Well, if you haven't got one then go and get one immediately as it is brilliant. Can't think why I have never used it before. It is not expensive. Hope from the photo that you can see the quilting lines ready to be sewn.

The weather here is defrosting but more snow is forecast for tomorrow and we are wondering what is going to be in store for us. They say it is going to be heavy snow again. My friend Janet from my patchwork group Apple County Quilters is a dairy farmer. She sent me a e-mail a few days ago to say that she was snowed in and that two tractors had had to pull in the milk tanker so that the milk could be sent off to the dairy. She said they deserved a medal for their endeavours. I for one will certainly be grateful for their efforts everytime I make a cup of tea. Thank you. Maybe we should spare a thought to all those who do go out in all weathers to bring us the essentials.

Love Shirl.x


  1. Morning Shirley, The bag looks great I don't do a lot of hand quilting but will keep your tip in mind when I do. Our temp got to 42C yesterday thankfully a change has blown in over night after 5 days over 35C it is good to open the house up.

  2. Hey Shiley, I too have a hera marker, in the original package, lol.
    Need to get it out and use it!!
    See you soon Wendyxx

  3. people keep telling me to buy this, I use tape to mark my lines
    next time I am out shopping I will buy a marker and try it.
    glad your thrilled with it.
    btw LOVE your little bag your quilting, can't wait to see it finished.