Day 8 Needful Things…

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DAY 8-STEAM-A-SEAM 2 LIGHT

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I know this is a busy weekend…so this post will be short and sweet…

The new and improved Steam-A-Seam2 LITE..

This is my go to fusible web for wool appliqué…for one main reason…You cannot over heat this fusible…I use tons of heat and steam when using it and it sticks to my background like its supposed to… I know when it is first laid down the fusible may be a little “gunky” but leave it sit out and rest a bit and it will a lot better than if you just fuse it down and start stitching…what I mean by “gunky” is the needle gets a little sticky residue on it..which can easily be removed by a little alcohol pad, a piece of wool or your emery…if you can’t wait a day or so to stitch…

Couple of Hints…

Trace all the pieced close together that share the same piece of wool…cut them out as a group instead of individually…this saves so much time.  Also…say your doing 100 flowers…place the wool on the fusible…trace a box on the fusible the same size as the wool.  Start tracing your flowers in this shape and you will get all 100 of them on it and then just rough cut about an 1/8″ away from the outer flowers, remove the backing paper and place the fusible on the wool…iron WITHOUT STEAM.  Then cut out the flower shapes on the lines and then remove the backing paper and place flowers on background…iron with lots of STEAM in an up and down motion…always keeping the iron moving!!!

The tacky-ness of the fusible web makes it a dream for laying out your stems/vines and appliqué shapes…you also do not have to cut your vines on the diagonal as wool bends nicely as is…once in place you steam as stated earlier…

The new papers have a yellow grid on them…nice for when you need to be on a straight line and they are easily ignored if you do not need them…they used to be blue…

So this is just a few things about the SAS2Lite that I love…it’s a busy day…so We have the 5 page packs of it on sale for $4…if you order 5 we bring it down to $18.75…like getting 1 and a half free!…So stock up if you need to! We have both the light and regular on sale…I know some of you use the regular and not the lite.

Here is my tree skirt I finally finished yesterday…I blew it up from the tablemat/small tree skirt pattern in new Christmas Gatherings book...and made one, it measure 44″…I LOVE IT!  Great inspiration to trim the tree and put it under!!!img_9158 img_9159 img_9160 img_9163img_9166

I probably should have taken this at night…it was much prettier..this is part of the pub/theater room in the new house…I just plunked it right in the middle…

So we will pick 5 winners to receive a pack of SAS2lite…Your comment will be on…Do you have snow on the ground where you will be celebrating Christmas?…Tell me where…lets see where we are all from…I know someone from England won a prize yesterday???

Yesterday Tape measure winners!!!

Janet Larsen
December 16, 2016 at 4:38 pm
Both tape measures are great but the 120 inch one is a must have! I have put my borders on both ways but Suzy Peterson taught me the correct way to measure for borders. She was a great teacher and friend and one who brought joy to classes or shopping at the store. Her quilting knowledge and color coordination was superb! After being with her, one always felt a better person! Janet Kay

Margret Berg
December 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm
Love it when you give tips to help us Quilter’s. we can always use a reminder of the right way to do things and of course I have had wavy borders, but not for awhile. Thanks for all your good advise

Dawn
December 16, 2016 at 11:32 am
My sister in law taught me just about everything. Except we started at all the very hard stuff. She always said “you can do it”. She is the most generous person I know. All her sewing stuff is yours to use. Fabric, lace, trim. I mean everything. She even takes women to her cabin in upper michigan for a sewing stitch n bitch and pretty much spends the whole time helping. I pretty much owe my addiction to her! Lol

You Ladies have until 12-31-16 to claim your prize! Congrats!

 

 

 


238 responses to “Day 8 Needful Things…”

  1. MaryAnn Bernshock Jalbert Avatar
    MaryAnn Bernshock Jalbert

    Greetings from Alaska! It’s a white Christmas here, but with barely a ground cover of snow …..it’s raining now. We are hoping that it doesn’t all melt. Love steam a seam 2 lite!

  2. kshackabq Avatar
    kshackabq

    We have a dusting of fresh snow on the ground here in east Albuquerque! Nothing, though, like you have in the mid-west or eastern US. Your tree skirt is fabulous!

  3. Cindy Spearman Avatar
    Cindy Spearman

    I’m in St Peters, Missouri No snow on the ground yet, but we are suppose to get an inch later tonight. We had an ice storm yesterday, and more freezing precip now

  4. Debby Avatar
    Debby

    We have plenty of snow here in Huntertown, Indiana, although today we’re getting freezing rain. Hope there’s still some snow on the ground for Christmas, but it’s actually supposed to get warmer right before. I’d like to try some Steam a seam. Merry Christmas!

  5. marie Avatar
    marie

    Plenty of snow here in Oshkosh WI

  6. mary Cortez Avatar
    mary Cortez

    No snow here in Texas. Supposed to get cold though

  7. Glenna D. Avatar
    Glenna D.

    Cold but no snow in Austin Texas. Seldom have any, but occasionally enough to let the kids out of school to build snowmen. Thanks for your SteamASeam2 lite tips, I will now feel comfortable trying it.

  8. Nancy Avatar
    Nancy

    Lots of snow, coming down as I type this here in Maine. I was lucky enough to be in your class this summer at the Maine Quilt Show and got to see that beautiful tree skirt while you were working on it. The red wool is absolutely gorgeous and the finished product is stunning!!

  9. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    No snow here in Southern California. Rain yesterday (much needed) but sun is out now and its beautiful.

  10. Sylvia miller Avatar
    Sylvia miller

    Used this product at the retreat. It was awesome. Christmas Day in Texas with no snow. Leave the day after for Colorado with lots of snow

  11. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz

    There will definitely be snow where I am spending Christmas — Jackson, WY. My mom lives there. We have snow here in Ohio right now, but warmer temps and drizzly rain are getting rid of it slowly today.

  12. Karen McMahon Avatar
    Karen McMahon

    I am from Upstate New York, Syracuse to be exact and we have quite a bit of snow, at least a foot.

  13. Fran B Avatar
    Fran B

    Hello from Palmdale, California…no snow here but we do sometimes get a small dusting about every 8 years or so. I fell in love with wool appliqué when I walked into your booth at Road to California about 6 years ago. I’ve tried other fusible but non stic like steam a seam 2.

  14. Sue Huettl Avatar
    Sue Huettl

    We have plenty of snow, just like you Lisa. I live just down the road in Appleton, WI. At a matter of fact, it is snowing right next w as I sew.

  15. Phyllis Limiero Avatar
    Phyllis Limiero

    Snow on the ground and 8 degrees after waking up at 0 degrees. Ah, winter in Colorado!! Yes, I do use Steam a Seam for all of my fusible. Love it!

  16. wendy held Avatar
    wendy held

    No snow here in San Diego!!! Bright and sunny today and about 65 degrees.

  17. Marianne Stana Avatar
    Marianne Stana

    I am from Fairfax, Virginia. We will most likely not have snow, but I loved it as a kid growing up in Ohio and Buffalo!

    Thanks for your tips, Lisa! Hoping that you are feeling better and regaining your strength each day.

  18. Lori Morton Avatar
    Lori Morton

    Right now we have some snow & icey rain going on,,,Brrrry too! I live in Ohio 🙂 Lil’ warmer now, so rain, but snow due again tomorrow…

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 🙂

  19. Susan P Avatar
    Susan P

    We got ice last night – no snow yet. I am done buying and wrapping my presents!! Yeah!! Now onto planning out food for Christmas weekend!

  20. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

    Well..here in Southern California we have to choose snow by driving to a mountain which I try to do monthly in winter! Enjoy your white Christmas!

  21. Kris Dauth Avatar
    Kris Dauth

    Yes, there is snow where we will be celebrating Christmas this year – La Porte City, Iowa. Love your new Christmas tree skirt. I haven’t tried the new Steam-a-seam Lite yet. I’ll need to get my order in for some while it’s on sale. Stay warm!

  22. Allison in Alabama Avatar

    Sadly no snow in Alabama! I do love the white stuff!

  23. Ginger Jackson Avatar
    Ginger Jackson

    Snow for Christmas would be wonderful! Doesn’t appear that it will happen this year though, snow is not a regular thing in the Hill Country of Texas! In January and February is the usual time for a bit sleet, but snow is a no show! Merry Christmas, Lisa, and to your family also!

  24. Carol S Avatar
    Carol S

    We have enough snow now to last us all winter I am from Marshfield Wisconsin

  25. Donna Watson Avatar
    Donna Watson

    We have a little snow on the ground now in Tipp City OH but it is now raining and melting it. Tomorrow it’s going to be below freezing so we’ll probably have lots of ice!

  26. Janet huelskamp Avatar
    Janet huelskamp

    I’m in Kansas!!! It’s my birthday !!! 6 degrees out with wind chill of minus 15…..snowing!!!! Jmh

  27. shirley Avatar
    shirley

    Snow wind and cold this weekend, a great day for sewing, only I am painting ha-ha on me

  28. Barbara P. Avatar
    Barbara P.

    We do not have snow here in Cypress, TX. Rarely do we get snow. It is getting very cold tonight though.

  29. Annie B Avatar
    Annie B

    Hi Lisa, Merry Christmas! We will be here at home in Port St. Lucie, FL to celebrate Christmas. I can only dream about snow. It’s about 85 degrees today. No snow in sight. There hasn’t been snow this far south since 1989, before I got here. Maybe next year we’ll get up to Schofield, WI to visit family and have a white Christmas=:)

  30. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    a few inches of snow on the ground and it is just starting into a blizzard with a bitter cold wind- here in Northeast Iowa. Good day to tuck in and make soup and sew, right? And or read a book and watch it snow!

  31. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    We have snow! And it is so beautiful! I live in Cranbrook, BC, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

  32. Katherine Avatar
    Katherine

    No snow here in San Diego. We had s great rain storm yesterday but today is bright blue skies and crisp air. Not complaining!!☀️

  33. Judy Snider Avatar
    Judy Snider

    No snow but have tornado warning out till 8PM. It’s 73 degrees and expected to have thunderstorms tonight and possibly 1/4 inch of ice by morning. Never know what the weather will be in northwest Tennessee.

  34. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    Snow, snow, snow … the snow is everywhere and more to come! For sure we will have a white Christmas in Grand Bend, Ontario. Lisa, you introduced the Huron Woods Quilters to Steam A Seam Lite 2 and we all love it and we all use it!! I so look forward to your 12 Days of Christmas. All year long fellow quilters say where did you get that gadget or that tool and I say – Lisa’s 12 Days of Christmas. Merry Christmas and thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  35. Shari C. Avatar
    Shari C.

    No snow here in Georgia!

  36. Marie Eddins Avatar
    Marie Eddins

    No we don’t expect any snow here in Austin, Texas, but I still ‘wax nostalgic’ on my Kentucky childhood where we had our share of snowy Christmases!

  37. Sandy G Avatar
    Sandy G

    We have plenty of snow her in Fargo, ND. Really cold this weekend, but the sun shining so it’s beautiful. Good time to stay home and sew.

  38. Pam Hintze Avatar
    Pam Hintze

    Sewing in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and watching the beautiful snow fall.

  39. Nancy Koch Avatar
    Nancy Koch

    I love the new steam a seam lite. I used it on the primitive garden wool quilt that I finished. Earlier this year. I live in Arizona no snow here but we are having high winds and rain.

  40. Diane Avatar
    Diane

    I willbe celebrating Christmas with my daughter in Atlanta (after driving from North Carolina) and then we five will meet up with my son and his family on the 26th for a Disney cruise. My hubby and I were planning on taking the family on this for our 50th anniversary but then he passed away last year — I know he’d want us to go as a family anyway — so off we go. We will still celebrate our long and happy marriage. So – no snow in NC, GA or FL — hoping my son in VA gets no snow too!!! Love the Steam a Seam Lite on all you wool projects – it’s my go-to also!!!

  41. birdlooker Avatar
    birdlooker

    Sunny and cool in South Carolina. I hope it stays this way!

  42. Mary Colley Avatar
    Mary Colley

    We will celebrate in Georgia where we are still having fairly warm weather. Do not expect any snow.
    I love steam-a-seam fusible. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  43. Kim James Avatar
    Kim James

    I’ll be celebrating this Christmas in beautiful, sunny Lakewood, California! No snow-ever, but we do get to see the snow at my brothers home during our Christmas face time chat in Virginia City, Nevada! I know…not quite the same! Lol

  44. Pat Creehan Avatar
    Pat Creehan

    I will be in Raleigh NC so hopefully no snow. I have been going there for most Christmas’ for probably 30 years. We have had a couple of Christmas snows. It usually melts by the next day

  45. Sharron Avatar
    Sharron

    Right now it is snowing great huge flakes. It is so peaceful looking. But, at Christmas we are going to a more sunny destination to visit our daughter and granddaughter. They don’t know we’re coming. It will be such a great surprise when we knock on the door Christmas Eve. So much fun!!!

  46. Leigh Ann Avatar
    Leigh Ann

    I live in Michigan and we got another 4-6″ last night!! 😞😞 It’s pretty at first but when you have to drive in it I hate it and then it’s dirty!! Could be worse ice is worst!!

  47. Karin Pavlovsky Avatar
    Karin Pavlovsky

    no snow and probably won’t have any as I live in sunny Hemet, CA, I get cold when it is 70 degrees so this is the place for me. I always say I was so glad my Swedish grandparents came to Ca. instead of Minnesota as I would be a popsicle

  48. John Scibran Avatar
    John Scibran

    Just got 6″ of snow this morning. Hopefully, it will stay for Christmas (we are supposed to get rain tomorrow, so I hope it doesn’t all melt). Christmas is here in Belmont, NH.

  49. Carol Garner Avatar

    I live in southern Illinois, so we can have a sunny bright day and then turn to snow by afternoon/evening. One never knows.

  50. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    No snow on the ground here in western WA, but we did have a few little flurries this AM and it is cold. Brrr! I love SAS! Thanks for the tips on tracing multiples~ I never thought about making a box the size of my wool piece- perfect!

  51. Marilyn Avatar

    We have snow here in Lethbridge, Alberta and it is really cold the last couple of weeks. We were spoiled as last winter we didn’t have snow at Christmas time and very little after. Nice to hear that they are bringing out a different SASL2. I really like the ability to move it around.

  52. Ruth Ann Avatar
    Ruth Ann

    No snow here in San Antonio, TX. Its almost 80 right now. I just told my husband I wanted to turn on the AC! But tts supposed to be in the 30’s tonight, so I am holding out.

  53. Nancy Yardley Avatar
    Nancy Yardley

    It’s not snowing here but it has finally cooled off; especially at night. I would like to see a little snow-its a novelty here.

  54. Linda B Avatar
    Linda B

    Lots of lake effect snow here in Cleveland, Ohio!

  55. Denise Cabral Avatar
    Denise Cabral

    I live in the mountains between Paso Robles, Ca and the coast at a lake. We don’t get snow but it feels like we could. Last night it was in the high 20’s.

  56. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

    I live in Surprise, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix, AZ! As I type this, I am in shorts and tank top because there is no snow here and it is currently beautiful in the 60s! Ever since I married 27 years ago and moved here from Fremont, WI, just down the road from you, I have seen it snow exactly 2 times here. Do I miss the snow-no, not me! Love the sun and staying warm year round! Merry Christmas!

  57. kris perez Avatar
    kris perez

    No snow yet in St. Louis but it’s coming our way this afternoon. We’ll be in Dallas on Christmas day where my brother in-law just posted that it’s 70 degrees.

  58. Beth T. Avatar
    Beth T.

    Still some snow here in NW Oregon, with more predicted and temps in the upper 20’s so nothing is melting yet.

  59. Peggy Avatar
    Peggy

    A lot of snow.

  60. Amy McCaulley Avatar
    Amy McCaulley

    Chances of snow are very slim. I live in Monroe, Georgia outside of Atlanta. Moved from IL almost four years ago. Miss those snow days when I could stitch all day. Love this product.

  61. Helen G Avatar
    Helen G

    Supposed to be 72 here today and it’s 83!! whew! so crazy….so I would hazard a guess and say probably no snow here on the ground or anywhere. It would be really fun to have a white Christmas sometime in south Georgia. We will probably be able to take a nice long walk that day and enjoy the sunshine! Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. timbersmith63 Avatar
    timbersmith63

    No, down here in GA, we don’t have snow, and probably won’t although we would love it!! We try to take our children to see some once a year so that they have a little experience with snow!!! We would love a white Christmas!!

  63. donnalevesque Avatar
    donnalevesque

    No snow here in so California. Just chilly

  64. Pam Knight Avatar
    Pam Knight

    Here in Michigan we have about 10 inches on the ground. The temps have been below freezing! Heat wave today it is 26 degrees out. Looks like we will have a white Christmas as there is more snow in the forecast for next week. Love to use SSL2 thanks to taking one of your applique classes! 🙂

  65. Wendy P Avatar
    Wendy P

    I’m in Victoria, BC – where it is pathetically trying to snow – with just a dusting on the ground.

  66. Patsy Weber Avatar
    Patsy Weber

    Greetings from NW Iowa! We just received a
    fresh new 5 inches of snow last night and are bracing ourself for record cold temperatures
    tonight of 29 below zero and up to 50 below wind chill! 💨 burrrrrr! I plan to stay close to the fire!
    We will spend Xmas with my sister and family!

  67. Trudy Bakrer Avatar
    Trudy Bakrer

    I am in Kansas and the current temperature is 6 degrees and it is snowing heavily. Whether or not it will be here on Christmas Day is anybody’s guess! I use Steam a seam lite a lot and really like it too.

  68. marie Avatar
    marie

    I love Steam/seam Lite 2–I use it on all my wool projects–which are many. I disliked the blue lines, so hopefully the new yellow will be a great improvement. We have snow/ice on the ground in Salem, OR and in the 20’s, but will warm up on Monday to 40’s so likely we will have no snow for Christmas.

  69. Alice Avatar
    Alice

    Love SASL2! No snow in Phoenix, AZ. Your tree skirt is lovely!

  70. Michelle Avatar
    Michelle

    Hi from Chicago, Illinois waiting for another snow storm. Love using SSL. When you taught our group to use it you said steam, steam and more steam! It really sticks. Merry Christmas.

  71. Colleen Avatar
    Colleen

    Snow? For sure, I’m sick of snow already and it’s only mid December……..lol. Suppose to be 12C tomorrow, so hopefully it melts.

  72. Ina S Avatar
    Ina S

    I have never experienced a white Christmas and this year appears to be no different. I am originally from Texas and now live in the triangle area of North Carolina:; at least the weather is cooler.

  73. Donna Durall Avatar
    Donna Durall

    Yes, we will have a white Christmas where I live in NE Washington State. It snowed several days ago but have had such cold days, won’t melt. Woke up to 2 degrees this morning. Love SAS lite! Was so sad when they stopped making it a few years ago because it has always been my go to fusible. But we are back at it now.

  74. annita Avatar
    annita

    SNOW! and lots of it, with more on the way, Decorah, Iowa. I have not used the SAS lite or regular. My New Year’s resolution is to try new/improved techniques within my quilting endeavors. Tree looks amazing in the center of the room and can be enjoyed from every angle.

  75. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    I’m in central Ohio, we have snow but it’s been freezing rain all day and foggy! Has been a perfect day to hole up in my room sewing. 🙂 snow may be gone by Christmas though. Love SAS light, was frustrated when it went away for awhile.

  76. Julie Scott Avatar
    Julie Scott

    No snow for us in the San Joaquin Valley of California. But it’s cold!!

  77. Nicole Mays Avatar
    Nicole Mays

    It was cold enough for earmuffs here in Sacramento, CA, earlier this morning, but no snow and none predicted for Christmas. Love steam-a-seam 2.

  78. Barbara Whitehead Avatar
    Barbara Whitehead

    Yes, we have 6 inches of snow in central Maine. Unfortunately they are calling for rain tomorrow so it will probably be gone by Christmas

  79. Kathleen Avatar
    Kathleen

    I am enjoying the Winter in sunny Mesa, AZ! No snow here!

  80. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    I love your 12 days of Christmas, Lisa. We have snow here in Saskatchewan. It doesn’t happen very often where we have a brown Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing

  81. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    Look forward to your 12 days of Christmas. Today we have a thin layer of ice and just a small dusting of snow in central Illinois.

  82. Sheila Snyder Avatar
    Sheila Snyder

    Here in Michigan we have about 9″. It’s a really beautiful time of year-hopefully it will last until after Christmas. Nothing says Christmas more then a little snow on the ground! 🙂 AND thank you for showing the Steam Lite 2. I am working on a big wool project and it likes like that product would help immensely with my appliqued quilt.

  83. Carol Avatar
    Carol

    We have snow here in Littleton Co (suburb of Denver). My husband recently had shoulder surgery and can’t shovel so it was my job this morning. Thank goodness I have a nice neighbor who helped me with his snowblower. I always have trouble with buying some appliqué sheets here in CO because they would always separate because of the dry climate. Anxious to try your SSLite

  84. Ma Avatar
    Ma

    We definitely have snow in central Upper Peninsula of Michigan – also very, very cold temperatures.

  85. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    We have snow on the ground and it is snowing right now. Beautiful outside. We will be celebrating here in Potosi, WI so we should be able to go sledding.

  86. mzbabaloo Avatar

    We have had snow or a couple of weeks. It is beautiful this time of year in Spokane, Washington!

  87. Sandy K Avatar
    Sandy K

    Yes, we will have snow for Christmas here in Minnesota.

  88. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    It’s snowing and blowing right now in south central Kansas. I am sure that it will be gone by Christmas.

  89. Lisa Angel Avatar
    Lisa Angel

    Love PG n LB. No snow in Madison, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC and none predicted. Splitting my time between the two. Hope u n yours have a very Merry Christmas.

  90. sandra weimer Avatar
    sandra weimer

    We have about 12″ here. It was -30 this morning, brrr! From Columbus, Montana

  91. Gretchen Greiner Avatar
    Gretchen Greiner

    Elko, NV – we got about 4 munches of snow Monday but then we got a couple of days with temps in the 40s and rain so most of it is gone now. The forecast is for more snow at the end of the week. I’m rooting for a white Christmas! Merry Christmas to everyone!

  92. Karen Qualls Avatar

    I love the steam-a-seam 2 lite. It is so easy to work with! We do not have snow here in Fountain Valley, California. We are right next to Huntington Beach aka Surf City USA. Our high today is 59 degrees, which is very cold for us.

  93. Gina Avatar
    Gina

    Greetings from the Naples, Fl area where it’s in the 80’s and there won’t be any snow. Steam a Seam 2 lite is my go based on your sage advice. I like it so much better than the other options out there.

  94. Linda Davis Avatar
    Linda Davis

    I live in NY near Lake Ontario. We often times miss the great snow that you hear of in Buffalo but last night received about 4″. So today it is starting to rain! So I just came inside from building my snowman.

  95. Sandra Weiss Avatar
    Sandra Weiss

    NO SNOW HERE! I am wintering in sunny Tucson, Arizona. I love Christmas, and decorate here just like I would if I were home in Illinois. We don’t need snow to be merry.

  96. Linda K Avatar
    Linda K

    Heading from Georgia to Pennsylvania for Christmas with family and I hope there will be a little snow there. I miss it here in the south. Started using S a S Lite after taking your class several years ago and it’s my favorite for sure. ( hard to find locally)

  97. Barbara Marshall Avatar
    Barbara Marshall

    I love SASII lite. I buy it by the yards for appliqué on wool and cotton, and I use it up fast. I have been using it was quit a few years, and I have used it in the printer to save time.

  98. Cherie Avatar
    Cherie

    No snow predicted for Christmas here in North Texas but temperatures are quickly dropping this afternoon. I finished last minute shopping at 1:30 p.m. When I got home it was 71 degrees and now at 4:00 p.m. it’s 42, with expected low in the 20’s. I haven’t tried Steam a Seam as my local quilt doesn’t carry it but I’m going to try it!

  99. Linda M Avatar
    Linda M

    Yes! We have snow here on the ground in northern Illinois–Rockton to be exact. And our little ones and big ones will all be here Christmas Day! Yay!

  100. Tonya Hartnell Avatar
    Tonya Hartnell

    Lots of snow in Racine, WI!

  101. Carol Thomas Avatar
    Carol Thomas

    We’ll be at the beach, Hermosa Beach, on Christmas Day but are heading up to Big Bear Lake, CA the morning after. We are up at the cabin now and it snowed last night. The boys are skiing but I am…stitching, of course!!

  102. betsybitner Avatar

    Clifton Park, NY (near Albany) – we have about 4 inches on the ground. It snowed this morning and was supposed to turn to rain, but it never warmed up enough to rain. We haven’t had a white Christmas in a few years, so I hope the snow can hang on for another week. Last year it was so warm here we didn’t need coats to go to church on Christmas Eve and my husband wore his short sleeved Santa Hawaiian shirt on Christmas Day.

  103. Kathy Ashley Avatar
    Kathy Ashley

    Texas – no snow BUT it is 80 degrees here today and in the morning it is supposed to be 29 with feels like 18. How do you dress for that??!!

  104. Sue H Avatar
    Sue H

    I live in Southern Illinois, just outside of St. Louis, MO. There is no snow on the ground, which is not unusual for us. However, we are currently working on an ice storm with the potential of an inch or so. Perfect sewing weather!

  105. Linda Slauson Avatar
    Linda Slauson

    I live in central NY where we are famous or maybe infamous for our snow. It was frigid cold, blizzard conditions two days ago. This morning was got several more inches. Even if it does not snow again, there will still be enough snow for a white Christmas.

  106. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    No snow on the ground here in Southern California, but we did get some welcome rain this week. Where I live, close to the foothills we have had snow occasionally when it gets cold enough, but it melts quickly.

  107. lbosma Avatar

    Hi Lisa. Love the Angel Tree Skirt! One of the Peachtree City, GA gang and no snow on the ground. Spending Christmas in Norfolk, VA with our Sailor Beauty. Might get a dusting there. Keep warm. Merry Christmas!

  108. Sue Avatar
    Sue

    Lots of snow here in Marinette. It is a great snowy and cold weekend to stay in and finish my Ole St. Nick wool pictures I picked up during your Christmas open house a few weeks agp. I am making four of them for gifts. Of course one is for me. Always happy to see a White Christmas as we leave right after Christmas for sunny Florida for the winter. I am going to introduce my quilt group in Florida to quilting with wool. I love it.

  109. Natalie Rogers Avatar
    Natalie Rogers

    Yes, storm has been here all day, probably got 6″ and still snowing, way out in the country, some small towns don’t plow right away, so it’s a challenge to get around. Supposed to be rain tomorrow that will turn all this into ice. It’s not going to be good to get to church in the morning. Did get some much needed shopping finished, so I am very glad. Im in central Maine. Your tree looks tall like ours. It’s 15 ft and really pretty and hard to decorate for sure.

  110. ChrisI Avatar
    ChrisI

    I live in Sheboygan, WI and we got about 7 inches of snow so far today and are expecting a few more before it stops tonight. Then the very cold and windy weather with wind chills of -20 are expected. Don’t know about more before Christmas, but what we have already will certainly make our Christmas white.! I haven’t tried Steam a Seam but want to try it. Being new to wool applique, I have been given different ways to hold pieces in place from stapling to pinning to heat and bond to glueing. The Steam a Seam sounds worth a try as I haven’t had much luck with some of the other methods!

  111. Jackie Avatar
    Jackie

    Well I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and yesterday the temps were in the 20’s, freezing rain overnight and today is in the 59’s and tomorrow will be back below freezing. So I would say it is anybody’s guess whether we will have snow here or not!!!!

  112. moosebaymusings Avatar

    I’m in Minnesota, and we have been getting snow almost everyday this week. It’s going to be a white Christmas for sure!

  113. marcia connor Avatar
    marcia connor

    We are in Santa Fe for Christmas . there is snow, but only a dusting so far. We actually live in Jackson Hole, WY. they received 24 inches in the last few days—-definitely Christmas weather!

  114. Tricia Hoffmann Avatar
    Tricia Hoffmann

    Where we used to live, In Rochester, NY, there is plenty of snow on the ground. My granddaughters were out playing in it today. Here in Little River, SC, near the beach, it’s 64 degrees and Christmas Day will be warm and sunny! It’s harder to feel like Christmas, but my arthritis doesn’t mind. Love your Christmas tree – so pretty!

  115. LJ Avatar
    LJ

    We are having the most wonderful snow today (and tomorrow). It’s light and fluffy and spectacular. Here in eastern Iowa we are only supposed to receive 1-3 inches; I’m glad we’re not living further north where the snow accumulation is going to be really heavy. Our family had our celebration last weekend. We had a bit of snow but not this much; that made travel better which is always a concern. I have not worked with wool, yet, but your posting sure makes me think I should. When I do, I’ll remember that Steam a Seam lite is the perfect fusible to work with. Love the tree skirt and LOVE your high ceiling – what a perfect way to display a gorgeous tree. It must take a huge ladder to decorate. I even have to use a ladder on my 7 foot tree.

  116. Terry Avatar
    Terry

    I’m from North Carolina. No snow yet. It has been 36 one day and then 74 the next. It does get really cold in January and February. My Mom once told me that if you don’t like the weather, just wait, it will change in a day or two.

  117. gijane279-Liz Avatar
    gijane279-Liz

    the only snow I have here is on my “Winter Crazy” table mat, it’s a chilly 60 degrees here in Orange County CA today, ha ha ha! I wish I had some snow, I love snow if I don’t have to drive back and forth to work in it everyday. Your tree is Lovely! You must of needed a ladder to decorate it, I have a lovely lil table top tree. Have a wonderful day

  118. Donna Wells Avatar
    Donna Wells

    No snow here in Bolivar MO but we do have black ice!! Not good.

  119. Katherine Kline Avatar
    Katherine Kline

    Oh yes, we had ice yesterday and lots of snow today here in central Illinois! Staying cozy by hand stitching a binding down.

  120. Mary D. Avatar
    Mary D.

    Here in central Missouri we have a treacherous coating of ice which is being frosted with a light coating of snow. We’re supposed to get 2-3 inches yet today. However, it is supposed to warm up to the 40s by the middle of the week, so it doesn’t look like we’ll have a white Christmas. Darn! I’m glad the ice will be gone, but a nice coating of snow would be so nice!

  121. Peggy Voorhees Avatar
    Peggy Voorhees

    Snow here in eastern Washington state. Rather have snow than all the rain Seattle area gets. Thanks for your tips for all things wooly(I think that is a made up word)!

  122. Sue Sharp Avatar
    Sue Sharp

    No snow here in east Tennessee, but it’s rainy and dreary. Dreaming of a little sunshine for Christmas….snow would be good too!

  123. Sandy Avatar
    Sandy

    No snow here in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Would love snow for just one day. Not going to happen so I will just have to pretend!

  124. Pam McLellan Avatar
    Pam McLellan

    I am from just outside Brussels Ontario Canada and we for sure have snow and getting more all the time

  125. Maria Zook Avatar
    Maria Zook

    Snow here in Shorewood, IL. The cold weather we are experiencing will keep it around for a while and more is predicted for tonight.
    Always appreciate your tips for working with Steam A Steam Lite. I have had varying results, but I didn’t wait to stitch. I will try that.

  126. Bonnie Avatar
    Bonnie

    All of your tips for applique are so helpful. Thanks for sharing them. Merry Christmas

  127. Judyk Avatar
    Judyk

    No snow here in southeast Missouri. It has been 60 degrees today, tornado watch and rain. Temps are to start dropping this afternoon with a low of 9 for Sunday morning. Talk about extremes! Love the new steam a seam. I am so glad I found your post about how to fuse wool. It has been a great help.

  128. Sharon Avatar
    Sharon

    There is snow here in Massachusetts now but no way of knowing if it will be here on Christmas!

  129. Deborah K Avatar
    Deborah K

    It is snowing and supposed to snow all night in NW Indiana…It is also very cold and icy out there! Love the new STS with the yellow lines. I find it sticks so much better than the old one.

  130. Mary Avatar
    Mary

    Plenty of snow here on the ground just outside of Belleville, WI!!

  131. Nancy Zimmerman Avatar
    Nancy Zimmerman

    I live in Erie, PA and we have snow on the ground. It has been very bitter cold this past week, and today is warmed to 40 with some rain, which turned the snow to slush!

  132. Mary Avatar
    Mary

    I live in southen CA so no snow here but I am flying to western NY for Christmas so we should have snow.

  133. Carol joswick Avatar
    Carol joswick

    No snow here in Phoenix….but if I drive 2 hours north there’s snow in Flagstaff…I use SAS2lite in all my wool projects….makes the shapes perfect…Merry Christmas…

  134. amy Avatar
    amy

    Hello from NY where we’ve been shoveling snow most of the day!

  135. Quilting In The Country Avatar

    We have snow on the ground in Montana, and today we had recycled snow. That’s when the wind is blowing and the snow that has already been on the ground is kicked back up and blowing all over. I woke up to -26 º below zero with a windchill of -63º, I would love to spend my winters where it is warm. Ranching is not a fun job in the winter that is for sure. Carol Jo crazymtqt@aol.com

  136. Vickie Olsen Avatar
    Vickie Olsen

    Can’t do wool very well without it. Makes projects come out great.

  137. Jan B Avatar
    Jan B

    No snow here in TN & I’m very thankful for that! I’m originally from IL & I’ve had enough snow to last the rest of my life. Lol! 🙂

  138. Sue knill Avatar
    Sue knill

    Michigan has had one snow storm after another for last two weeks have 15″ on ground today another 6″ tonight and double digit minus temps tomorrow.

  139. Lana Avatar
    Lana

    Snow and cold in Nebraska -3 below actual temp– it’s sunny and there is beauty in the snow and cold! Steam- A-Seam 2 is the only kind I use!

  140. Jean Avatar
    Jean

    I LOVE Lite Steam-a-Seam. Use it all the time for my wool applique!!
    I’m in Missouri and right now it looks like winter…cold and snowy/icy. But it has been in the 50’s recently…so you never know!

  141. Carol Nichols Avatar
    Carol Nichols

    It is cold here in Spokane, WA, about 12 degrees this aft. It will be around zero tonight. We have about 6 ” of snow and it looks like we will definitely have a white Christmas! I love Steam a Seam lite. I learned about it from you , I am doing the Somewhere in Time from 2015. I just used a small amt. of another a fusible web that I had in the cupboard on a small project and it was a nightmare! I didn’t want to raid my supply for the Somewhere in Time project! I learned my lesson! Yes, I would love to win this!

  142. Marlene Leonardo Avatar
    Marlene Leonardo

    I’ll be celebrating at my sister’s house with my family. My sibling and I take turns having the holidays at our houses. So I will be celebrating in Lakewood, California. It’s cold here…cold for us…right now it’s 60F.

  143. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    Yes, the light is my fave, but for some reason I seem to have all regular. I am using it but I prefer the
    Light. Yes, here in Friendship, WI we were out shoveling and plowing twice today! Nice to have a white Christmas!

  144. Pat McMullin Avatar
    Pat McMullin

    I live in Utah and yesterday as I was baking gingerbread cookies the snow was falling and I couldn’t help but sing “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas”. With a week until Christmas we could have it either way, more snow or it could all melt, but the mountains are snow covered and beautiful. I agree that Steam a Seam Lite is the only way to go.

  145. Lori Breit Avatar
    Lori Breit

    Lots of snow here in Elkhart Lake, Wi. I love the tree skirt.

  146. Cindy S Avatar
    Cindy S

    We’ve gotten snow all week. Also very cold temperatures. We will be celebrating Christmas Eve in Big Rapids MI and Christmas Day in Cadillac MI. Merry Christmas!

  147. Janet O. Avatar

    I have used this product ever since you introduced me to it at the Village Dry Goods retreat in 2013.
    We DON’T have snow on the ground (other than in the surrounding mountains)–that is unreal for northern Utah in December. We have had warm rain for the last few days and now we are in a deep freeze. It is crazy.

  148. DEBRA S GOAD Avatar
    DEBRA S GOAD

    We DO have snow! Good for setting the mood for the season, but when Christmas is done, the snow can go away. I am in southeastern Wisconsin, just about an hour south of Milwaukee.

  149. laddnlori Avatar
    laddnlori

    You know I live in Cali so we have palm trees at Christmas instead of snow.

  150. Patti Avatar
    Patti

    We have about a foot of snow in northern Wisconsin. Steam a seam is my favorite fusible.

  151. Carolyn Sands Avatar
    Carolyn Sands

    Nope, no snow. It was 80 degrees and within a few hours, the temp will drop to 41. Tropical plants do not like the cold!

  152. Robin Avatar
    Robin

    I’m in southern CA about 90 minutes from PG CA. No snow. We’re predicted to be in the 60’s. Cooler than usual. Christmas Day is usually in the mid 70’s.

  153. Karren Mitchell Avatar
    Karren Mitchell

    Yes, snow in Colorado with -7 degree temps! Good day to stay in and sew.

  154. Ileen Avatar
    Ileen

    I’m not sure what I like best, the triangle papers or the Steam a Seam II lite. After some time away from quilting I am now ready to dive in to all the great projects. I’m a caretaker to my 81 year old husband and felt I needed to organize and simplify a few things to make life manageable. I downloaded all the 6″ blocks and can hardly wait to begin that. I am patient, but I need the help of these products. Thanks, Lisa for all your tips and inspiration.

  155. Karen Avatar
    Karen

    I am spending Christmas in Milwaukee Wisconsin with all my kids and family. I am from shell lake Wisconsin. Milwaukee is getting snow as I type this. Merry Christmas and thanks for all the lovely patterns you do

  156. Marsha B Avatar
    Marsha B

    I don’t have snow on the ground at my house, but it is beautifuly white up on the mountain!

  157. Angela Bowling Avatar
    Angela Bowling

    We will be spending Christmas at home in Louisville KY, home of the Kentucky Derby. At this time we have no snow and are not expecting any for Christmas, which is fine with me. Now that I am retired, I don’t mind the snow too much because I don’t have to drive in it. I do like to have some snow at Christmas but I like it to go away real fast.

  158. Kim Fernald Avatar
    Kim Fernald

    We have surf and sand but no snow here in San Clemente, CA. I do miss the snow days from my childhood in Michigan!

  159. Karen Spencer Avatar
    Karen Spencer

    We have seven inches of snow in Eastern Washington State. 🙂 Last night the thermometer dipped to seven below zero!

  160. Sue T. Avatar
    Sue T.

    We have over a foot of snow here in Whitewater, Wisconsin and it’s still coming down! It looks like it will definitely be a white Christmas at my house this year. I host all my siblings and their kids who are able to join us each year. We’ll have 24 at our table and even more family members in our hearts this holiday. Merry Christmas!

  161. Cecilia Avatar
    Cecilia

    We live in Florida and will be celebrating here, so we will not be having snow. 😊

  162. Pam Grant Avatar
    Pam Grant

    No, there probably will not be snow in Walhalla, SC on Christmas Day. I only remember 1 white Christmas in my lifetime.

  163. Patty Archuleta Avatar
    Patty Archuleta

    We had snow this morning in the northwest corner of New Mexico. It will be gone by Christmas.

  164. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    Snow and bitterly cold here in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada

  165. lisa kishman Avatar
    lisa kishman

    We’re in the lake effect zone of West Michigan, lots of snow here!

  166. Caryn Bravos Avatar
    Caryn Bravos

    Snow and bitter cold here in Minnetonka, MN. Should be a white Christmas 🎅🏼🎄☃️

  167. Rose Bullen Avatar
    Rose Bullen

    I am from North Carolina…now. But I am from MICHIGAN and we are headed home to a snowy wonderful Christmas in Rockford. I have been quilting forever or sew it seams but I am a new wooly girl. I love your stuff and have quite a bit. I’ll be learning the crazy quilt table mat from YOU and can hardly wait. Then there is Daurmont…..oh joy!

  168. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    Here in the suburbs of Detroit we don’t always have a white Christmas. But this year we have about 8″ of snow on the ground. The temperatures look to be staying low and so we will have a very white and beautiful Christmas. Having the snow really enhances the excitement of the coming holy day for me.
    I always have trouble with the gunk on my needle with steam a seam. But I’m going to give it another try with your instructions.

  169. Jakey Avatar
    Jakey

    Hi Lisa, it snowed 5″ last night in CO. So I was shoveling this morning in 3 degree temps!! My son and I will be flying to Ohio after Christmas to surprise my mom. I can’t wait to see my loved ones, and play with my nieces and nephews. Hugs, Jakey

  170. carol Avatar
    carol

    We are having crazy weather in West Virginia. Ice storm this morning. At 4 p.m. the temperature was 61. Tomorrow is going to be 30’s.

  171. Terri Avatar
    Terri

    Really!! you can get the gunk off your needle with wool or alcohol pad! Good to know!! Thanks for sharing all your little hints. Got about 7″ of snow here in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and wind chill of -35 below tonight …BRRRR

  172. linda melz Avatar
    linda melz

    Winter weather advisory with ice sleet yesterday and more to come tonight suppose to have 48 hours of nasty
    down to 20 but minus tonight Good time to stay indoors Life in Illinois

  173. Sharon Avatar
    Sharon

    We were under a Winter Weather Advisory yesterday and only got around 4 inches on top of already 8 inches. Going into the deep cold starting Monday, High 14, Low 4. Burrrrrrrr in Brighton, Michigan

  174. Barbara Lotthammer Avatar
    Barbara Lotthammer

    Going to be 42 below wind chill tomorrow. I guess it would be good to stay in and stitch

  175. Delores Wagg Avatar
    Delores Wagg

    Vancouver Island, BC – and yes we have snow! Fir