Monday, October 18, 2010

Scalpels & Hee Haw Farms

Quilters Home reviewed seam rippers a few months back.  I have to admit, I had no idea there were so many choices out there!  Some were familiar, others looked like they would be more at home in an operating room.  Which makes sense.  It takes a surgeons steady hand to remove tiny stitches from delicate fabrics.  "Un-sewing" has got to be near the top of everyone's least favorite things to do list.  Anyway, despite seeing all of these awesome seam rippers in a magazine, I hadn't seen any of them in my local quilt shops.  That has finally changed.  I found a seam ripper from Havel's that I love.  It is perfect for taking out subpar quilting stitches or dismantling a pair of jeans to make into a quilt.  And I look slightly sinister wielding it.  My kids have never been so well behaved.
The store I purchased this at only had this one in stock.  When the blade eventually dulls I will buy the Havel's Ultra Pro which has replaceable blades.  Has anyone else tried another brand they are in love with?  I saw the Gingher one but the tip of the blade looked rounded and I wasn't sure how well that would work.

And the farm:
I recently posted about Alicia Jones Photography and her fall mini-photography sessions.  We recently booked one with her and met her over at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove, UT.

The kids loved Hee Haw Farms, which means I loved Hee Haw Farms.  They had plenty of activities to keep the kids busy.  Both of the kids enjoyed the slides.

The corn maze was cool.  Once you got deep into the maze, the stalks were so tall you couldn't see landmarks to help you find your way out.

Of course, Eli loved the animal train.

They also have a trick-or-treat hayride, haunted hayride, pedal cars, petting farm, and pumpkin ice cream!  Delicious!  They also had a giant, blow-up type maze with inflated monsters inside.  Eli and Lorelei loved racing through it over and over and over again.

Admissions start at $8 (toddlers 2 years old and under are free).  Hee Haw Farms opens at 4 p.m. M-F and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

I have gotten the proofs from Alicia but I haven't received my image cd yet.  I will post the pictures she took as soon as I get them!


Gene Black said...

I think that seam ripper looks awesome. I have also heard that an eyebrow razor/shaper (not sure what it is called) works great but I haven't found one yet. (I was told they have them at the dollar store, but they weren't to be found when I stopped in)

Needled Mom said...

I could do some serious damage with a seam ripper like that!!!! I love the Fons and Porter one myself.

I want to ride down that cool looking slide.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love that place!! Looks like your kids had a lot of fun!!

Alicia Jones said...

It will get there either tomorrow or Wednesday!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love that seam ripper EXCEPT I have broken two already. The blade breaks out of the plastic part. I don't know about the one with replaceable blades, but am going to start looking. Thanks Jandi.

Babs said...

I L-O-V-E that seam ripper and own a few, because I feel like I can never find one. I work as a long-arm quilter in a quilt shop and this ripper is all we use. Love, love, love it!