Friday, July 27, 2012

look what came in the mail

So, last weekend, when I got home at about 4 in the morning from work, I decided to bite the bullet and put an order in to .connectingthreads, and ordered some threads, and a new book.  They have that web special where if you spend at least $50, you get free shipping.  So, I made my order and all of that, and guess what was in today's mail?
 This is a side view, I had already torn the box open. 
 My order.  I love all these threads, and hopefully my Janome 1600 will too.  I got the confections set, Americana set, and two each of the caramel and the slate. 
Modern quilting designs book by Bethany Pease.  I have glanced through it, and so far, I have found all of them to be able to do on my machine (it has a 9 inch harp).  I can't wait to load another quilt and try it out!

I spent the morning looking at the local quilt shops for any of Bonnie Hunter's books.  None of them carry them.  One lady even asked "who?".  I thought everybody had heard of her.  So, my birthday is next week, and I know what my family will be ordering for me. LOL.

One last thing before I get back to sewing:

 I AM GOING TO BE AN AUNT!!! I am so excited, this is such good news, after the last couple of months.  My brother and his wife are due this next valentine's day, which happens to be her father's birthday, and 2 weeks after out dad's.  Funny thing is, my youngest will be 15 the first part of March, so there will be almost 15 years between grandkids for my mom.  We are all so happy for them.  Now, I have several ideas for baby quilts, which one to make...

Happy quilting,


  1. Congratulations! Being an aunt is sew much fun :-) What type of quilt will you make for the baby?

    1. Not sure yet. I know I will make an alphabet for when they are a little older, but I have to find out if it's a boy or girl for the first quilt. I am just so excited, a baby in the family again!