I always feel a bit abashed that I have a smartphone, but every day I seem to find a cool use for it, especially the camera.
On my lunch hour the other day, I went to buy some sympathy cards and saw this calendar. For those of you following along on the Artquiltmaker/Quilting for the Rest of Us Design Series, I thought this might be a good way to keep design on your mind every day. It isn’t too late to get a calendar!
In addition to the group of gifts I already received, Julie and I had our annual parking lot exchange of Christmas gifts after CQFA last weekend. I gave her the partially done Purple Journal, which seems a bit pathetic after I saw what she gave me!) and she gave me this plethora of quilty goodness.
I want to use the Mary Engelbreit panels to make journal covers. A little Mary Engelbreit in the morning is always a good way to start the day, in my opinion. She also bought me a desk needle threader. Yes, it is getting harder for me to thread my needles. I blame it on poor lighting in my living and work rooms. I am constantly breaking the wire hand held ones, so this will come in handy. The ruler allows the quiltmaker to make wonky 9 patches. Julie and I have started to cut patches for each other. She cut Eye Spy patches for me. I cut Eye Spy patches for her. Now we are cutting Windmill patches for each other.
The final cool thing is a little package of Timtex. Who doesn’t need Timtex? I want to try making a journal using Timtex instead of a manilla folder. We’ll see if it works.
I am a lucky girl to have a friend who gives me gift certificates for fabric.I think we should all have a friend like that. 😉 I bought this bundle using the Intrepid Thread gift certificate from TFQ. I love receiving gift certificates for fabric. I don’t feel guilty about buying it when I use the gift certificate.
I feel very fortunate to have such nice friends. Still, I can’t help, but look forward to my birthday. 😉