Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Bites!

I totally want to try this!  I stumbled on this adorable idea on Facebook, and it's totally do-able:

What do you think?  Let me know if you give this one a try.

(And what were you expecting?  A vampire link?  A rant about the evils of Valentine's Day?  HA!  You should know me better than that .... ;->  )

And while we're on the subject of Valentine's Day, are you celebrating it?  What are you doing to make it special for your loved ones?

Hugs & Kisses!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cutting Edge

I have a new favorite ruler! 

Sullivans recently came out with "cutting edge rulers", designed by Pat Sloan (one fun quilter, let me tell you!).  I was intrigued from the moment I saw them, so of course I had to try one.  I got this one:  The Cutting EDGE Frosted Ruler-6-1/2X12-1/2.

I've been using it for a couple of months now, and I do indeed love it.  It has a 650 grit Diamond Cabide edge that purports to sharpen your rotary cutter blade as you use it, and by golly, I believe it's working!  I've got a regular blade in my cutter right now, and I've been using it -- daily -- since I bought this ruler and it's still cutting like a new blade.  Now *that's* something to brag about!

Do I think these rulers will prevent me from ever having to buy new blades?  Of course not.  But I'm happy to extend the lives of the ones I do buy -- like my mama always said, "a penny saved is a penny earned".

Sullivans has a complete line of "The Edge" rotary cutting tools in addition to the rulers:  cutters, blades and mats.  My next "test" will probably be a mat; I'm in the market for a new one.  Next time you're in the market for a new quilting or scrapbooking ruler, give one of these a try.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.