I have started hand applique on my project. I love using "Silk" thread on my hand applique projects, the thread doesn't seem to get tangled so much. I also like using "Straw" needles for my hand applique. The sun is shining in Minnesota today. When I left for work the temp was 44, still cold at night and in the morning, but to us it is like a heat wave. When the sun is out it is a hard decision if I should quilt or should I be doing something outside and enjoying the sun. My daughter Hollie and I went flower garden shopping over the weekend. We had fun and visited a couple of cute shops. I was going to take pictures of the shops but forgot my camera.