Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Tuesday's This and That: November 28, 2023


Greetings and Salutations!

Today's feature is on what reader's have written.  Louise T. emailed a photo of the Century of Progress Quilt Patches.   She has the box but not the fabric.

Louise is also in New Zealand right now...where it is springtime and sent some lovely flower photos.  I will share those on Friday!

I asked: what is left-handed thread and got good explanations.  From Libby:  "I think "left hand" thread refers to the direction of the twist. That would determine which end you knot. I have no clue if such a thread was marketed, though."

Gail said:  "What Libby said. Thread and yarn can be left or right hand twist, more commonly called S or Z twist today. Hold a thread or yarn vertically and which ever way the ply goes matches the letter."

After the "High Flying Post", Susan pondered about when helium was used in balloons.  According to various sources, helium was used after an explosion of balloons that were filled with hydrogen.  After that helium was used.  But airborne kinds of balloons actually go back to the 19th century and if you are interested, you can read about the history here

Thank you everyone for your comments and insight!  

Have a safe and happy day!

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