Friday, August 21, 2015

 Okay - so this is the strange thing that happened to me.

I ordered a used book off the internet "The Red Tent"  a week later I ordered "The Winter Sea"
When a packaged arrived I was expecting one of those books.

Out of the package jumped this

What???  I didn't order this.

Wait - I do remember Penguin Books asking if I would read a book - but this was NOT the book they asked about.  

So I started reading.  It's written by a Jussi Adler-Olsen.  He's a Danish author and has won many awards - and his books are best sellers here in the USA and in Europe.  

I'm only a couple chapters in and it SO GOOD!!

Just so you know - and maybe you'll be on the look out for it. 

Thanks to Danielle at Dutton -Penguin books for sending me such an intriguing book. 

Happy reading/stitching,

Friday, August 14, 2015

Slow Quilting & Do You Know this Thread?

My "Slow as a Turtle" Quilt.

I've been freemotion quilting this.  I usually do only one row a day.  Now is that slow or what?  And more importantly isn't this appropriate that I quilt this turtle quilt as slow as a turtle?

It is fun - But I just can't seem to do more than one row at a time.

Now I'm deciding whether to continue echoing out to the edge or stop now. 

And what's a post without a picture of Lily?
So here she is a 18 months. 

Also - Does anyone know what brand of thread this is?
My machine loves it - but the top label came off, and I don't know what it is.

Happy Stitching,