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Sticky Tips-Glue Sticks

Glue sticks have a number of different uses-You either love them or you hate them.  I love them!  I get clear and purple to use on a variety of color fabric.

If you find washable glue sticks on sale, buy a few dozen-They will stay fresh and pliable if you store them in the refrigerator.

Use glue sticks on applique pieces to hold them in place instead of pinning.

Glue sticks are great when working with synthetic suede and leather and the like -really anything you don’t want to pin-you can utilize clips but I find that sometimes they will leave a mark.

Glue sticks work perfectly for English Paper piecing also-I glue the fabric to my card stock Hexies (my personal favorite), Press them, Let them cool then I take out the card stock and press again-this makes them so much easier to whip stitch together!

 

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No Resolutions=No Regrets

I was so anxious to start my own blog but….I have to admit it was more difficult than I had imagined!  I quickly became discouraged with the amount of spam I got instead of reply’s to my posts.  Then I had trouble posting pictures to my blog.  I wish I was more technically inclined but I find that I must ask how to do things more than once and helpers (my children) get tired of repeating directions.  So I simply stopped asking them for help.  Then there was a change of jobs for me this year- a very exciting course of events and I find I really love this new job-But as we are all aware there is a period of adjustment that honestly I had not had to deal with for many years.  Things are settling down for me and I have found the desire to get back into this blog thing!

I have made NO resolutions for the new year, but rather I have challenged myself to meet certain goals.  Goals can be reset.  A resolution to me is something “set in stone” you either did it or you failed. I think “goals” are a bit more user friendly.

I don’t want to bore you with what my goals are….lets just say you may notice the changes on your own!

On that note I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and success with your own goals!

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