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Friday, March 18, 2011

I did some shopping!!! Oh my!

First, I want to thank all of you again who commented on my last post.  I will look at the comments from others about my "talent of finishing quilts" as only positive and I hope I will be just as cautious about my comments about others as well.

So, I did a little retail therapy this week.  I have seen all these cute Lil' Twister quilts and decided I needed to make one too.   So off to Fat Quarter Shop to purchase the tool and the 5" solids.  It's not like I don't have a lot of 5" squares, but I decided I wanted only true solid colors for my first try.  I will use a black border as well.  Here's my purchase,
I also bought about 7 yards of kona white as well.

I also bought 3 books from Amazon.  I used to go to Scrap Therapy at the LQS but it has changed ownership and the new owner isn't continuing the program.  I contacted the owner of 'Scrap-Therapy" and she said she was having a book for Scrap Therapy out in March so I have been patiently waiting.  While browsing Amazon, I got sucked into buying more than the one bookand found 2 other books I've wanted to get.  Hey, I got free shipping and it only took 3 days.
Cut the Scraps is the Scrap-Therapy book, Simplify just has some very modern looking, easy quilts and Don Linn's Machine Quilting has some very cool quilting designs and hints that I want to use. 

So with all this quilting stuff, I haven't touched my sewing machine all week.  I decided I needed to do some cross stitch.  I have been working on this Pumpkin Patch design  from Donna Vermillion Giampa (pattern found in the 2000 Just Cross Stitch magazine.  I have been working on this for about 2 years and am not even half way done. 
And last night, it got chilly again so I turned the wood stove back on and all three of the dogs took to their beds to keep warm.  My hubby took a picture because he thought it was so cute.  (I agree.)





But even cuter, look at this little guy...doesn't he look cool in his new shades.  And of course the photo with his dog Beast is a hoot.





He's growing so fast.

Thanks for looking and for your support.
Barb

2 comments:

Jodie said...

Fun shopping! I've been eying that book by Camille Roskelley for a long time. She's got a blog that is one of my favorites. Let me know what you think of the book, okay? It's on my wish list once the budget allows. :)

Quilt Crazy said...

I love the pic sof your dogs and Jack. Just too cute. You'll have to share the Lil' Twister Patterns. I have not seem them.