I keep a running list of my favorite goodies to share with you guys. It’s sometimes quilt-related but often it’s just because! Here are my current September favorites.
I’ve recently discovered a fabulous online tea resource based in Portland, Oregon: Plum Deluxe. I love to drink a hot cup of tea in the afternoon and then again after dinner. It’s a great way to relax and be present in the moment. All of the Plum Deluxe tea blends are organic, non-gmo, and free of chemicals and sulfites. They support local and USA farmers wherever possible and run an active philanthropy program. The company was founded by Andy Hayes as a tribute to his mother, who lost a brave 6-year battle with breast cancer but never forgot to enjoy “the little things” in life. Try the Spicy Caramel Apple Herbal Tea or the Garden Grove Green Tea – so good!
The only digital magazine that I subscribe to is Make Modern. It’s definitely worth mentioning because it is loaded with great patterns and wonderful articles on the latest in quilting. I enjoy reading it on my iPad and I can print only what I need. It’s great for the environment, it fits my budget, and it’s easy to organize!
Here’s a handy tool for machine stitched binding: the Shortcut Binding Tool by Franklin Quilt Company. I was given this tool last year (thank you Sandy) and it sat in my drawer, until I was reminded of it and watched the video. This ruler works for a flanged binding or a two-sided-colored binding with ease.
My latest find from Pinterest: these Best Chewy Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies from My Gluten Free Kitchen. They really are amazing! Even if you don’t care about gluten (which sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t), they’re worth making. The secret ingredient is cream cheese. I wish I had one right now, to go with my afternoon tea. Hmmm….
Here’s a great gift idea for your favorite crafter (or yourself): a Tiny Tin Sewing Room from Tea Rose Company on Etsy. These are unique and hand-crafted miniature sewing rooms that fit inside a tin. I think they are so cute and sweet! I love the bright colors and attention to detail that Sachiko gives to each item.
Note: My monthly favorites are not sponsored by anyone. These are picked by me “just because”. They are something I would tell my friends about and that definitely includes you! Do you have any favorites you’d like to share? Do tell and leave a comment.
Have a wonderful and creative day!