I'm still pinching myself in disbelief over the arrival of a most generous giveaway prize. I found myself among 3 lucky winners of the Fat Quarter Shop's Fall Quilt Market prize of four (yes! 4!!!!) gorgeous quilting books. Wow, wow, wow and wow. Seriously. You can bet I had to practice some deep breathing techniques when I got the news, I was that excited. ;o)
I've already done a quick thumb through of each of them and look forward to spending some lovely leisurely time savouring each one in turn. Yes, you can be jealous now. ;o)
Maybe, it will help if I promise to share more about them as I spend time going deeper into them?
I know I will be bookmarking all sorts of projects I want to sew. Yay!
Huge thanks to Kimberly Jolly and her team from the Fat Quarter Shop for spoiling me rotten and making me all kinds of happy.
Something else that is making me all kinds of happy is my progress on a new project. Yesterday, I was hand embroidering and today I tackled some machine applique for it. Each of these allowed me the opportunity to use some of those new threads I bought this fall at the WonderFil Threads booth. I'm giving two thumbs up on both types of the thread I tried. They worked beautifully!
|40wt Rayon (Splendor) for machine embroidery|
Seeing the combination of machine applique with my hand stitching is making me smile. I love it when an idea works out!
|8wt Rayon (Razzle) - for hand embroidery|
Less you think that all I do is start new projects, between working on this project, I'm finishing up a flimsy and laying out the blocks for another. Both are on my FAL list for this quarter . The sewing machine is at a steady hum as I try to make a dent in my project list. Go me! ;o)