Monday, December 30, 2013

Holiday Haul

Now that the holidays (for the most part) are behind us, I thought I would share a few goodies I received under the tree!

Some were complete surprises, while a couple were...well you know, sent with links to a certain person who didn't know what to get me!!  Some people are so hard to shop for. This year it was me (so I hear)!  

First on my list was Modern Bee.  There are some pretty awesome quilts in this book! Lindsay Conner (Lindsay Sews) put together an inspiring collection of beautiful quilts. There  are so many talented ladies who participated...a must have!  Plus, there is a Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along with lots of great prizes at Craft Buds!  I hope to get something together for that!

The other books were a complete surprise!  My daughter knows me well!  'Color Harmony' is something that I need to read!  Stat!  I have been trying to get a better understanding of color. Color everything!  So far, I am loving it and hope some of what I read/learn will connect and stick! 

'We Love Color' is all about Kona Solids.  I'm all about solids!  There are some spectacular quilts in this one, not to mention the ladies - what a line up!

I did get a few tools of the trade.  Have a few templates?!  You can never too many!  My sister (who also quilts)  sent me all the Fons & Porter templates.  I'm like a kid in a candy shop!  She also sent me a 'wooden iron'.  I have never seen let alone used one.  Its used to open seams or press seams to the side.  This should come in handy for so many things!  I love my sister!

Sometimes kids have a hard time shopping for Moms.  My son, he got a link sent to him. Now I am the proud owner of a 1/4" seam foot (and plate) for my Janome!  I have heard good things about this foot and hope to make good use of it!

The most exciting gift (for me), Bloc Loc templates!!!  Woo-Who!  I have only messed around with a couple half square triangles since having these, but I can tell that these will be invaluable!  Usually my daughter Britt, knows all the latest and greatest gadgets out in the quilting world.  Perhaps this was the first time for me to introduce her to something new!   

What was your favorite gift?  

Its funny how we sometimes wait for special occasions to get something we really, really need want.  I'm a very happy girl who received some very useful gifts!  


  1. Those gifts look great! I love getting "tools for our trade," for Gifts!

    1. Thank you Cindy! I certainly received some nice tools!


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