I'm feverishly trying to get caught up before I start Issue 5 sewing. My Parlan is on it's way to the US from Australia, can't wait to get it in my hands! I haven't traced the embroidery design yet because I just don't know which pen to use. I have read about a lot of different kinds of pens - what do you use? I don't think the disappearing one would be a good choice because I don't know how long it will be from the time I trace to the time I sit down to stitch. I'm a seasoned quilter but the embroidery is new (again) to me. I appreciate any help!
One photo to share - I was sewing up lots of 1/2 square triangles last night. I piled them up and sewed away. I got up to grab another stack that was behind me and peeked at the pile on the other side of the machine. I discovered that they had pretty much perfectly stacked themselves up. I didn't do that - they just landed that way.