Don'tcha just hate when you pull out a UFO that has been languishing around for YEARS only to find somehow... sometime... somewhere... a stain (or two, or three) has made it's way onto the the fabric? If you're like me, your jaw drops and anxiety sets in while thinking about whether the spot will come out. That's what happened to me back when I first pulled out TMQ to finish it. My friend, Mel, suggested I try the Tide-To-Go pen.
Let me tell you, it worked like a charm! I only used it on the spots where there was no stitching so I don't know if it'll fade the fibers or not, but it totally removed the small brown stains that had accumulated on my Treasured Memories Quilt Afghan from years of being stored in my stitching bag (it was even inside a plastic bag!). I paid like $7 for 3 pens. I don't really need 3, but that's all I could find at the time. Btw, they also work well when you spill salsa on the front of a white tshirt... just sayin!
Blossom Splendor... Ahem. Much to my chagrin, I ended up frogging a huge section of the stitching I showed last week. Two rows off makes a big difference! I re-stitched all of it and then a bit more. Here's what it now looks like:
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A LITTLE INSPIRATION
If you've had a rough time with life lately, take a look at this: