It was my birthday last week, and my family spoiled me big time with wonderful quilty (and not quilty but beautiful) things.
I had been coveting this wallet for over a month. When I went to buy it with birthday moola, it was gone. So disappointed. Went back to the store the other night, and asked what happened to the leather wallets. One week there were five, the next week none. They had been put away in a drawer. This one came home with me:
I saw my dealer last week, and picked up these wonderful Aurifil threads. All are 40 wt. which I use exclusively for piecing, appliquÃ© and often for tight quilting too. Spool by spool I’m building up my stash.
My mom found these old (1996) magazines at a second hand store. They are mostly black and white with the occasional coloured photo, templates, no rotary cutting instructions. It’s fun to read how blocks were put together in the “olden” days. LOL
An adorable basket my mom picked up at the second hand store too. Not sure yet what I’ll do with it, but I’m sure I’ll find a use for it soon. It’s in excellent condition and quite large.
A peek inside:
Books, books, books… I had put together a wish list of books I wanted. Here are the three new additions to my quilting library. I’m thrilled with all of them.
Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts by Laura Wasilowski:
Beautiful Botanicals by Deborah Kemball – she just won first place in the Wall Quilts category in Knoxville, see below.
The Ultimate AppliquÃ© Guidebook by Annie Smith.
Now to find some time to read and stitch!
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This post was published on July 14th, 2011. Post topics: My Quilting Journey.