1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Friday, February 25, 2011

What's an HB pencil?

Hello,

I cut out my background squares tonight and am ready to trace. The directions say to use a tan marker or an HB pencil. Well, I don't have a tan marker, but what's an HB pencil? If I don't have one, I'll just use a plain ordinary pencil. Is there any reason that would be a bad idea? Won't do any thing until tomorrow anyway. It's almost midnight here and I think it will go better with daylight.
Diann

7 comments:

Elisa said...

I admit that I always trace my pattern using the same color Pigma pen as my floss. For this one, I have a dark red one. My stitches cover the ink and sometimes it helps fill in the rough edges.

Jeanette said...

HB's are ordinary pencil. A 2b pencil would be better on fabric as it's a softer lead. i stoped using pencils & use an artline marker. It washes out real easy. Use that rather than a pigma pen as i can wash mistakes out with the artline which you can't with a pigma or pencil. Jeanette

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I just use an ordinary pencil, although I have had problems with the lines wearing off if it's a large stitchery, so I will also use a Pigma pen, same as Elisa does.

Sabine said...

Here in Austria HB means the hardness. I'm using 1HB pencils, because they are softer, so its easier to trace the pattern and you don't see the lines after stitching.

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello stitching friends,
I use a blue pen whose ink washes away...I usually take the finished stitchery to the sink rinse the ink off, blot with towels, let dry then iron..works for me.
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like you got your answers here.........I use blue wash out markers..........

Samelia's Mum said...

I usually use the blue wash out marker. I do have a purple one which apparently disappears after a couple of weeks.