I wonder if authors have a hard time coming up with THEIR titles. I finished the baby quilt, and wouldn't you know, only got one picture.
That's my mom peeking out over the top. Not the best pic but you've seen pieces of it before. Mum is 5'2, so the quilt is a good size. All washed and wrinkly, ready to hug a baby. And here's the proud mum-to-be, Danielle, with her little niece....
Hard to believe I've known her since she was born, and now she's ready to be a mum herself! Isn't she a beauty? She was very happy with the quilt. My mom had made some crocheted afghans, and a crocheted dress, with a beautiful crocheted bib - and some lady latched onto her and got her name and number, might want some commissions! I wish I had a pic of what my mom made, I'll try to get some when I go visit.
And now the books I've been wanting to tell you about. I had won the give-away over at the lovely Joanne's, the $25 gift certificate to I Have a Notion - talk about happy!!! I got this book that I've been wanting since it came out:
You see where it says no rules, no ruler? Is that my kind of quilting or what!
Joanne and Kelly, thank you SO much - I'm just thrilled with this book! And as always, the service from Kelly can't be beat!
The other books I wanted to tell you about I got from the library. Here are two of them, the camera died before I could take pics of the third.
I am so, so in love with Gwen Marston's quilts. Quite some time ago, Mary from Mary's Quilting Notes was clearing out her stash, and sent me half a ton of solid color fabrics. Well, ok, not half a ton - I exaggerate - but close. I've been looking for THE project ever since, and I think I've found it. There are quite a few quilts I'd like to try in these books, but I think what has amazed me so much is how many of the quilts are showing up around blogland right now. They're called something different, but they're the same quilts! Both of these books are on my permanent "must get" list.
The third book is Stitched So Cute from Mary Engelbreit. Folks, it's Mary's pictures, STITCHED. With just basic stitches, or applique, and colored in with markers [I'd used colored pencils]. And my teeny tiny library had it! It's now also on my permanent list.
I think that's all for now, I guess I'll go read blogs - I way overdid it at the Y today, rode the recumbent bike for over four miles. And yes, I'm paying for it. I've decided I have to stay off the treadmill as my right foot is not happy with me, which stinks because I LOVE the treadmill. It has handles so I can hang on and not fall down, lol. Can't do that outside! Be well and happy, find something that makes you giggle!