Well it is time to start marking my patterns on the quilt. I must say I am nervous to start the process. It is always a fear of what if I mess up? How will I get that design out of there? There is an eraser pen you can use but I don't have one. But today is the day to jump right on in there.
I am also still having trouble with my thumb and to make matters worse the hearts are full of seams to stitch through. I'm thinking of trying a bigger needle and putting more slack in the hoop. After this quilt I'm going to try to learn to quilt with a little thing called Aunt Becky and a method that is better for the thumb. Here is a video about the method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeSSyueipPw&feature=player_embedded
Since I am so new at quilting I should be able to learn this method which should be easier on my thumb. But for now I will do my best to do the best job I can with the least amount of pain to my thumb. :-)