OK...I remember those snow banks too. Hope the chores haven't gotten too extended by all of the tasks cold weather can bring.
DD...Topstitch and microtech needles have a more oval eye as well as a groove slightly above the eye for the thread to feed through and it does help with the breakage problem. My QB just went over her notes from FMQing class and the instructor recommended size 10 needles. My QB says it is really making a difference for her FMQing.
Mirabelle...it sounds like you've got the drill down pat for those upcoming storms.
JanieW....so happy that you found the TriRex tool. Starch your fabric as much as you can, and press not iron and you will get good results! I love your fabric.
honchey....glad you are safe...hope you are well,
i made a grocery run and stopped at my LQS today and picked up the rest of the fabric I need for the BB/MB quilt. I also have a final design figured out for my SYE. I love the way PP blocks look but they are so labor intensive that I'm going to fudge and use simple black/red/white slices so I have the same size/ shape blocks and be able to have a decent size quilt. I'll start making those blocks in February and have it ready when the last block comes out. Another storm passing through to the East. But as before....I'm not sending it!!!