Fun stuff!

I’m not at home this weekend, but I wanted to put up a quick post about fun quilty stuff from this week! I’ll post pictures in a few days, maybe Sunday night.

I need to check my mail more often – I got a surprise package from Toni! She had been collecting lots of cute flamingo things, and packaged them up just for me! Thank you thank you! I have no idea how long they were in my mailbox, as I’m bad about going to get the snail mail unless I know something is coming. ๐Ÿ˜€

I went to my sewing bee last night. There was a lady who was a dear friend of one of my bee-mates who recently passed away, and the lady’s daughter asked Mary to clear out the woman’s quilting room. Mary said there was TONS and TONS of fabric, and she brought a boatload of it to bee last night. We picked out the red, white, and blue fabrics for some Quilts of Valor, as well as some cute juvenile fabrics for baby bundles. After that, it turned free for all. I got probably twenty yards of fabric…free!

I took Jรถran in today for his tune-up and bath. ๐Ÿ˜€ While I was there, Amber, the girl who sold me my machine, said, “Oh my gosh! I was thinking about you just two days ago, and your group of young quilters that you get together with. Rafaelle here is learning to quilt, and would probably be interested.” Raff and I hit it off instantly, and she’s super excited about coming to Squad. She’s working on her first quilt, a Stack-n-Whack, and is also interested in dyeing fabric. We exchanged information, so I’m going to do my part to keep in touch! Yay for new quilty friends. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Compliments

I went to my sewing bee tonight, and took along the mini wholecloth quilt to work on. The “beekeeper,” Nancy, asked me how I get my stitches so small. She was flabbergasted and gave me a nice compliment on my quilting. The real compliment, though, was her asking for a tutorial of sorts, and she’s a) about three times my age, b) been hand quilting for over 20 years, and c) this is only my second handquilted piece. Whee!