Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alternate Winner

I have not heard from Dee. I waited longer than 24 hours hoping I would. I tired her profile for an email ...nada. I tried to email her from her comment...No Reply. PLEASE, people, if you are leaving comments put your email in your reply or change your settings to include this information otherwise I have no way to contact you and that would be a shame, wouldn't it??

I did ask Mr. Random Number Generator to generate another number and he chose...

NUMBER 98 BRENDA who said: I loved loved the idea of writing a blip every day of the year on a quilt. What a heirloom it would be. I see so many possibilities. Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping I win your giveaway so I can start my quilt soon.

If this is you, please email me with your snail mail address so I can get this layer cake right out to you!!

OK, all that being done (I hope), I had a couple of things I thought I would share with you. I brought my 365 quilt to my Thursday guild meeting and off handedly mentioned that I liked one kind of marking pen better than another. Well, that got everyone all stirred up! This got me thinking that maybe my blog readers might like to know about my pen too? In case you don't already know, I am a scientist in my real job, that's right a regular nerd, still love me?? Anyway, I was using a Pigma pen and then a Millennium pen to do my writing but I didn't like how light the writing was. I also, even with the freezer paper behind it, didn't like how the tip of the pen catches in the fabric. Not really a smooth flow. We had these fine line markers at work and I thought, "hmmmm, I wonder if they will work on fabric?" So I borrowed one and used it and never looked back! Curious? Ok enough suspense, this is the pen.
My Marking Pen and stone stamp 001My Marking Pen and stone stamp 003
The pen is made by Sarstedt a German company. They come in black, red, green and blue. Catalog numbers are 95954, 95956, 95955, and 95953 respectively. I found them on Amazon in a 10 pack. They flow well, leave a nice dark line and are indelible (I heat set mine with a dry iron too). They work great for labels too.

The other thing I wanted to talk about is a stone stamp my friend Yuki carved for me. Yes, you read that right, she carved it out of stone for me!!! The face of the stamp is about the size of your thumb nail. I have a few photos for you too. I love the little case she had for it too, see the bunnies on it? Adorable!
My Marking Pen and stone stamp 006
I put them by my ruler so you will know how small they really are. I had trouble getting a clear photo of the face of the stamp and the lid at the same time so here are 2 pics one is clearer in each of the shots. Notice the small bit of Japanese characters on the stamp? It is my name written in Japanese!!
My Marking Pen and stone stamp 007My Marking Pen and stone stamp
She also found and gave me some stamp pads with fabric ink on them. I just ink up the stamp and use it on my quilt labels. If I make a quilt for donation or that I end up selling on ETSY, I just put my stamp on the quilt. I have shown examples of this on my labels in the past.

I hope you enjoyed this information and we will chat soon!


Brenda said...

If it is me. My email address is bveinotte@juno.com. If you email me, I will send you my snail mail address. For some reason when I clicked on yours, it says my computer doesn't enable it. Don't know how to fix it.
I have been sharing this idea with all my friends.

Faith said...

Wow they look great... has my lucky box found its way to you yet?

Sara said...

OOH that rock stamp is really cool!

Saska said...

You "borrowed it"...hmmmmmm.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love that stamp. No-reply comments can leave us chasing our tails sometimes... no alternative but pick another. Congrats to your winner.

Impera Magna said...

The stone stamp is great...and so tiny! What a neat thing to have and use for your quilts!

dianne said...

i'm gonna write down the name of that pen - i am not overly fond of the Pigma Micron pens that i've been using for embroidery and naming blocks ... what a very cool stamp!

RobynLouise said...

Ha ha, we have a newly graduated scientist in the family and she has a favourite brand of pen she likes to use too. Really love your gifted stone stamp and what intricate work to make it that small!

Allie said...

Ah well - congrats to Brenda!! Darling stamp, Pam!

Crispy said...

Wow what a great gift from Yuki!! I bet this will be used on every label :0)

Crispy - who loves nerdy people LOL

Stitched With Prayer said...

Incredible...the stamp is just beautiful and the little bag...oh gosh, it's to die for. Thanks so much for sharing the photos and info. So much talent!!!

Bettina Groh said...

I hadn't thought of stone stamps.... I will have to try that. I have some nice limestone leftover from the stone carving class I took! I really like her simple design and the "name".

Deb said...

Thanks for the suggestion on which pen you like! I too don't like the way the fabric tugs on the other recommended brands of pens. Now...off to Amazon...:)

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