Just so you don't think I've given up actually quilting and just hang out on the computer, here are a couple shots of Tropical Sunrise, which has been occupying me and my Janome for the past couple weeks. Progress is slow but sure. I think I've worked through the thread shredding issues, and so far today the only stop was to replace an empty bobbin!
Seems we've kept our mail person busy again this week. Monday brought this set of Aurifil threads (my favorite) courtesy of Aurifil's sponsorship of SewCalGal's Golden Quilters Awards this year.
I love the great variety of colors in this set! A big thank you to Aurifil and to SewCalGal for drawing my name for this prize collection.
And yesterday's mail brought all these, won during the recent Blog Hop Party with Giveaways sponsored by Mishka at Quilting Gallery.
Inchworm Fabrics generously provided a layer cake of the cutest Berenstain Bears prints
and let me choose any book from the current selection in her shop. Having a small pile of orphan blocks among my stash, I chose the book shown here, and the featured projects are a great inspiration to get out some of those orphans and finish them up. Thanks so much Jeanette! Some special babies will be sporting Berenstain Bear quilts in coming weeks.
Speaking of orphans, my other win from the Blog Hop Party also arrived yesterday, and it is indeed an orphan! Gayle of Gayle Bong Quilts gave away several of her orphan blocks to a number of bloggers, and this is the one I received.
I think that qualifies this as a lucky week, don't you? Now, back to the Janome. The wedding quilt awaits.