Thursday, August 27, 2009


Last night, I caught up with a couple of blogs, but no sewing got done. I've been so exhausted lately, I was asleep by 9:30. That's OK, I guess, since I am going to need stamina today with both karate and cub scouts after work.

So, no new quilting photos, but I can share with you some of the squishy mail I received during the summer that I didn't get a chance to blog about. First was the prize I won from Lisa (Old Batt) on my old blog before it crashed. Since we were such a small, close community of quilting bloggers, she had this neat giveaway that was almost a quilting blog scavenger hunt. I came in second - yay! (What you don't know, and what I probably shouldn't tell you, is that only two of us completed the scavenger hunt! Oh well, a prize for me!!!) She sent me this beautiful kit.

It looks complicated, and I'm not sure I can do it, but even if I can't, I can certainly use the gorgeous fabrics! Thanks, Lisa!

Then, a couple of people sent me squishy mail as a thank you for sending them the Pick and Choose pattern - not necessary, but SO thoughtful and definitely appreciated. Look for these fabrics to show up in my current scrappy projects. First, from Marlene, (why can't I remember her blog address to link to her? Marlene, if you are reading this, please comment so I can give credit where credit is due!)

(beautiful fabric, awful photo - sorry!)

and then from Janet. Isn't that tiny postcard just the cutest thing!

This camp-out/sleepover/birthday party I am hosting for Jason tomorrow night (he turns 7 tomorrow) got me thinking, hey, my birthday is less than a month away! I'm sure my family is going to start asking what I want, so I guess I should start figuring out how I'm going to respond.

Books are always good. I am forever looking to expand my quilt fiction library, and somehow, I keep uncovering new-to-me titles. Have you read any of these, all quilt fiction?

The Name of the Quilt, by Carolyn McPherson

The Fortune Quilt, by Lani Diane Rich

Happenstance, by Carol Shields

The Healing Quilt, by Lauraine Snelling

A Purple Thread for Sky, by Carol Bruneau

I KNOW that I want this one - Hearts and Gizzards: Motherhood in Motion by Clara Alcyon - although I don't think it is fiction...

And then, of course, FABRIC is always a good idea.
And if I had more pretty little teacups, I could enjoy tea with a friend. After all, I can't drink an entire pot of tea by myself in my lone little tea cup!

Is anyone in my family reading this? Is this helpful? Probably not, but what a fun little diversion from work!


kwiltmakr said...

Birthday's are always fun! I would vote for fabric and I can always find a quilt book that I want too. That Hummingbird kit is so very nice. I am sure that you can do it.

Anonymous said...

It was delightful to catch up on your blog! I have already chosen your present; you are easy to shop for. Your twin is less so. "Hearts and Gizzards...", what an intriguing title! Lastly, second place is nothing to sneer at, I have to remind John of this all the time. ;)

Nancy said...

How are you finding all these books! I haven't read or heard of any of them. Have you gotten any of them yet. Sorry I missed you at City Hall Monday. Hope they told you I was having new car issues. All is well with it, and I am trying to put out of my mind that it isn't the color I wanted.