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Sunday, January 18, 2015

My New Best Friend

I keep forgetting I have this and so I've never used it.  After deciding that I wanted to quilt vertical, parallel lines on a border and I didn't want to use a marking pen - I remembered that I had bought this hera marker.  I'd seen people talk about it but I've never used mine.  So I dug thru my big basket of miscellaneous stuff and finally found it.
After trying another ruler that didn't work well, I am now using this ruler.  It's not super quick but not too bad to measure and mark the lines.
The lines look wonderful.  These lines were maked yesterday and they are still very visible.
And here are the lines stitched - almost perfect.  And there will be no marks to remove.  I'm loving this!!
I also wanted to share my latest finish - it's actually non-quilty.  I'm not a super accomplished knitter or crocheter (is that a word???) or obviously photagrapher but I can watch a video and usually figure it out.  After looking at a bunch of different designs, this is the shrug that I decided to make. 
These are not the greatest pictures but I hope you can see how cute it is.  It's just what I wanted, something to keep my shoulders and neck covered without making me too warm.  It was actually so much fun, I may make another one.
So this is my new best friend, the hera marker.  I had to put a ribbon on because I kept losing it, it's not very big.  If you have something you want to mark and are concerned about using a marker on it. try the hera, it just might become your new best friend.
Hope you had some happy time today.
Karen

12 comments:

paulette said...

Love your latest creation...and got a chuckle from your photos!! I did the same thing when I took pics of the MOB dress that I bought the other day to send to my daughter! Ahhh the things we do...Love it!!

Terry said...

I've never tried one of those, but I have a wooden thingy that came with my dresden plate template that's used to turn the point of the plate. It works great for marking lines like that too! :0)

LuAnn said...

I was going to ask if that point turner tool that came with the Dresden ruler would work, and looks like Terry answered my question. Your shrug is gorgeous.

carol fun said...

Your shrug is adorable...I want to knit one for me soon. As for the Hera marker I've used one for years and like you - I LOVE it! I've found if I do put a wrong mark on the top, if I spritz it with water and steam it with my iron I can remove it... but if that doesn't work all errant marks disappear when the quilt is washed. Happy stitching!

Janan said...

Really loving the "shrug". I like the way it fits on you, photos were very funny, I can just see you snapping those up. Did you knit or crochet the shrug?
I tried knitting once, did not turn out too good.but I think it was the yarn I used, very thick & bulky!
What is the herra marker composed (made of)?

Ruth said...

Your shrug is very nice! Great job! It looks like you crocheted it. I have been doing some knitting the last few months. Just scarfs though. I'm thinking about making something a little bit more complicated, but don't know what yet. It's nice to do while watching TV if it's easy. I do use a hera marker and love it too. I did the same thing as you - had one but didn't use it for a long time because I couldn't find it. Now it is kept in a certain place so I can find it!

Karen Walker said...

I love my hera marker. Your shrug is adorable!

Nifty Quilts said...

Thanks! I always wondered if the hera marker really worked. Darling shrug!!

Carla said...

I use my hera marker often and love it!

audrey said...

I was just thinking about mine that I bought a couple months ago and keep forgetting to use.:) I will have to make a point to dig it out and put it to use! Great looking shrug.:)

Quilter Kathy said...

I was just using my hera marker today... it's an awesome tool, and no marks to worry about removing!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Cute shrug and wonderful tip... I have a hera marker somewhere; will need to dig it out and give it a try. Knitting is a mystery to me; I appreciate the talents of those, like you, who can bring the needles and yarn together with such stellar results!