Saturday, December 31, 2011

A touch of jealousy

I have a friend who lives in Canada and I repeatedly ask her to build a snowman and send me photos as there is no snow here...for the longest time I have been waiting...patiently.  Then this arrived!

Can you imagine my surprise and delight!  Even the little bears were thrilled and impressed.  I love it!  My friend is soooo clever.  Better than a snowman any day.  Thank you Bliz xxx

Friday, December 23, 2011

Product Review

I love gadgets.  I love tools.  I love any sort of thingy that will make my life easier and save me time.  I'm busy and most times I quilt it's after work and I'm a little if there is something that can help me feel less tired, save me time and make my quilting more enjoyable and easier, then I'm all in!

Enter this little beauty!  Oh my goodness!  How I lived and survived for so long before getting one I will never know.  I used it for the first time and fell immediately in love - hard core.  True.  This is one of the best things I have ever bought.  
Olfa rotating cutting mat

I first time I saw one of these it was used here and I was blown away and went immediately to their shop and bought one.  If you live in Australia and want one, you can find them here.

I love it so much I'm considering buying the 17" - but for now I am smitten by the 12" and would be lost without it.  No more moving blocks to square them up, just place in on this little baby and turn it. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas present

This is the Christmas table runner I made for one of the teachers who worked with #3 this year.  I'm pleased with how it turned out, just a pity that this photo doesn't really show the free motion quilting I did on the green border (small stippling) and white border (loops).  I liked it so much, I had to make one for myself...