There has not been a lot of sewing going on around here but boy - oh - boy I have been busssssyyyyy! I did get two more winding ways blocks sewn but that is all. I thought I would show you a tool that I do use all of the time especially when I am working on tricky bits like curves.
I find that this little device helps me hold things in the correct position for sewing. Even though I do use a lot of pins when I am sewing these curves, I often find that the leading edges will start to separate and get misaligned before I can get them sewn. It's not fancy but it does the job and it didn't cost me anything extra either! I tried to take a photo showing it in action but it was so hard to sew, hold the camera and take the picture. When I am sewing curves I do sew slowly and that allows me to have very good control of the placement of the fabric and the picker.
I have been spending most of my time removing wallpaper...ugh! Remind me to never, ever wallpaper again. We wallpapered our kitchen and eating area just about 19 years ago and of course it has needed updating for many years but who really wants to remove wallpaper?!
I set out to wash the kitchen walls the other day and thought that if I was going to go through all that trouble that I should just remove the paper. We have quite a large kitchen and I am just about finished removing the paper from the eating area and I hope to have the walls all washed by the end of the day. Once that is done, the next step is to clear out the cooking area and to start removing that wallpaper. I am exhausted just thinking about it!