"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Great new-to-me Quilt Book!

Fiona, my sewing machine, does not like to do stipple quilting, so I took her to the sewing machine doctor today.  The ladies at the quilt store were very kind and very helpful, but what it all boils down to is Operator Error.  I got some tips on stippling, bought new needles, and some new thread.  Then I made the mistake of wandering around the store for a few minutes.  This, after I've recently sworn off buying any more fabric or books.  After all, I have enough projects to last at least a few years.  But when I saw this book, I knew I had to have it.  It's using quilt blocks instead of a diary.  The blocks are 6", and there are dozens to choose from to personalize your quilt.  There are blocks for hobbies, quilting, family, friendship, love, heritage, etc.  You can make as few or as many blocks as you choose to tell your story, and there are several setting options.  I can't wait to get started on this one!  And it's possible that I may have accidentally purchased a fat quarter bundle so I can get started right away.  I have a few small Christmas gifts to finish, but three of the next four weekends are three-day weekends for me, and there are two FNSI's this month.

No sewing today, because we had dinner guests.  And there's snow in the forecast for tomorrow.  So in addition to going to the quilt store today, I had to pick up a few groceries on the way home.  Then dh and I did the final raking of the year and planted some bulbs, cleaned house for a couple of hours, and it was time to cook dinner.  Fortunately for me, this dinner was his idea, and he helped with the cleaning and did most of the cooking.  He even planned the entire menu.  He also recorded a Celtic Thunder special on TV earlier this evening, which I'm listening to now.

If you haven't already entered my drawing for the Stocking giveaway, go HERE to enter.  The drawing will be late on December 8th, so you still have plenty of time.  International entries are most welcome.

Living life with an attitude of gratitude....Sunny


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