I must share with you my most recent purchases from my friend Darlene at A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop. They just make my heart sing!
Monday is our sewing day at her shop where a bunch of us get together to sew, stitch, laugh...and of course...EAT!
While I was there yesterday, unbeknownst to me, an order arrived. I was probably laughing and joking with the other gals in the sewing room oblivious to everything while Darlene was feverishly unpacking the order to surprise us.
I'm weak to begin with, especially when it comes to anything quilting-related and Darlene knows my likes and dislikes very well. After she had unpacked the order, she came into the sewing room and asked us all to come and have a look.
When I saw these fabrics, I literally swooned!Blue and brown is one of my favorite color combinations and it's been a while since I've seen a collection with the warmth and richness that these colors exude. They're from the Piecemakers collection by Kathy Schmitz for Moda.
Of course I had to start off with a meter of each but you can bet that I'll be buying more in the next little while. I'll be cutting into them in the next day or so and I can't wait.
I love my little Rowenta travel iron to use beside me while I'm piecing.
A little while back my full size iron started to cough and sputter and it desperately needed to be replaced but I was holding out for my "dream" iron.
Next week is our anniversary so my gift is this Oliso iron that has been on my wish list for a couple of years now.
I haven't even taken it out of the box yet but you can bet that I'll be testing it out on my new fabric later today!