Friday, January 09, 2015

Friday Favorites -- updated

It's Friday again!  Yay!  It's time for more of my favorite things.

I spend most of my working days on my feet, usually on the hard floors of a convention center.  I rely on my Dansko clogs to keep me standing until the quilt show closes each day.  I love Dansko clogs; my only complaint is that they don't make athletic shoes.  I own several pairs of running shoes but each and every pair gives me blisters.  I think that Dansko athletic shoes wouldn't do that.

Well, look at these:


I tested these out by walking miles and miles and miles on the boardwalk in South Beach in December.  We walked up to 10 miles a day and not a single blister!  These are now my favorite walking shoes.

My most wonderful friend, Teri, gave me a paif of thread snips.  Not just any thread snips, though; they were Hello Kitty thread snips!


I attached them to my sewing machine (Janome 6600, since you'll ask) so that I will always have them nearby.  Sewing time is happy; sewing time with Hello Kitty thread snips is even happier!

I work as a machine quilting teacher and most people are surprised by how much hand sewing I do.  I love needle-turn applique and I hand bind most of my quilts.  In order to keep skin on my fingers with all of this hand sewing, I am a devoted thimble user.  I've used several different types of thimbles over the last few decades, but I've settled on this one:


I own four of these thimbles right now.  They are leather and they do wear out.  I usually buy my replacements at quilt shows, but I have purchased online from the manufacturer here.

Happy Friday!  May it be filled with all of your favorite things!

**update:

The shoes are Dansko.  Yay!  They finally make athletic-type shoes!  And I truly love them.

2 comments:

Kim said...

All that praise of the shoes and not one mention of what they are or where you got them......come on give us the goods!

Happy Sewing

Linda@Creekside said...

I hear you about the shoes, Debby. I had to try on about 10 pairs of sneakers at TJ Maxx til I found THE ones.

They felt like slippers.

Sold.

;-}