There's a new BOM beginning soon that's on her site under Quilt Kits at http://fatquartershop.com/. Debbie's Shangri-la Garden. I love the appliqued and pieced blocks, and the colors really sing to me. (I think she picked one with blue borders on purpose just to tease me!) Gosh, it's gorgeous!
I'm going to have to get going on these BOMs or get a 15 bedroom house to store them all. I love every single one I have. Decided that I'm going to devote a month to just getting started on a bunch of them - then I'll have a choice of what I want to work on at all times. ROFLOL. Like we don't all have that already! These are just the ones stored in the chest that's my coffee table!
Yesterday Jane and I had a fun day. We ran by Ginger's to visit for a bit. Ginger's is my favorite local quilt shop - everyone is so nice in there, most of the time there are groups of friendly women sitting around sewing and chatting, always goodies in the kitchen to snack on, cold drinks in the fridge, and there are hugs aplenty when you leave. It just feels like home!
And I had to drive her by a house I passed on the way to my haircut earlier. I came to a screeching halt in front of the house at 7:45 a.m. Displayed in the front window was a gigantic wooden carrousel horse! It was the most gorgeous wood, not painted. It screamed "Folk art! Take me home with you!" My goodness, it's a good thing I had an appointment in a few minutes; otherwise I would have been banging on their door with checkbook in hand! I think I'm going to drop a letter in the mail to them - just in case they ever want to sell that thing! I haven't quit thinking about it!
And for all you stitchery divas, I have some questions on the Leanne's House patterns. Hanne, you're stitching with batting behind your block. Why? I've been through all of my stitchery books and I don't see that mentioned anywhere. And do you all use DMC thread, or is there something else I need to start collecting -- uh, trying out? One more question. Is there a be-all and end-all stitchery how-to book that you would recommend? I want to do these beautiful patterns up right, and it's been decades since I've done embroidery. Thanks!
Off to finish cleaning house and getting laundry started. Next week I sew!