Honestly, my quilting mishaps just keep on coming. I seem to have the attention span of a small, stupid gnat. A couple of days ago I finally put the last border on a quilt that has been hanging around for years, and pinned it up ready for quilting. I thought I would do some semi-parallel lines on the centre medallion, so drew some with my wonderful frixion pen, that vanishes when you iron it. And then I got distracted, and wandered off, and came back five minutes later, and kept drawing nice black pen lines with a perfectly ordinary ballpoint pen that will NOT vanish when I iron it. Even when you do it for quite fifteen minutes thinking "why isn't this working? I better iron it some more. Hotter."
It really is deeply annoying. I asked the internet, which suggested rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover. Neither of them worked at all, just smudged it a bit. I think the vigorous ironing has heat set it perfectly. There are a few other suggestions involving soaking the whole thing but I will have to wait until I finish quilting and binding it - no point in soaking something that's stuffed full of safety pins and I was halfway through quilting it so I couldn't unpin it and do the top separately.
This is the smudgy bit; what a moron ... never mind, it will fade eventually and it was only destined for the cupboard, or perhaps a bed. Or maybe I can palm it off on someone not too fussy.
Summer has hit Canberra with a bang - 37 today and getting hotter for the rest of the week! I know you all have your polar vortex and whatnot but I'm drying up like a pie in a warming drawer. The plan is for more beach time later in the month and it will be very very welcome.