I almost forgot to announce this month’s sponsor for the 2019 UFO & WIP Challenge. Fat Quarter Shop is generously providing a $30 gift certificate to this month’s winner. Whenever I shop online, one of the first places I’ll search is Fat Quarter Shop. And I love checking out their daily flash sale, and their weekly precut specials. To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is add a photo of your finished project(s) to the link up which will open on the last Sunday of April (28th).
It’s Tax Day! I’m acutely aware of this date as Mr. Crafty Quilter is a tax accountant, so I’m about to get my husband back! Life will finally get back to normal, so to speak. As the weather warms, the spring flowers are blooming everywhere in our northern California yard. I dug out my camera and took some photos on a sunny morning recently. I’m a little rusty at outdoor photography, but the flowers were ready to show off their color nonetheless. We have gorgeous Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and daisies in the front yard. The orange blossoms and lilacs are filling the air with their sweet scent in the backyard.
I was the happy recipient of an unexpected gift last week. A quilting friend, Polly, who I hadn’t seen in years stopped by to visit, and she made me the sweetest mug rug! I was tickled to receive it – mug rugs are one of my favorite things. She used one of the blocks designed by Jen Kingwell for the first Splendid Sampler Series and added my initial to the vase. She also did some amazing free motion quilting and hand embroidery around the flowers. I just love it!
I am making progress on my sewing room. It’s slow but steady. I just want to wave my magic wand and make everything neat and organized. I always think of the three little fairies in Sleeping Beauty as they cleaned up her cottage with their colorful magic wands. How handy would that be!
I’ve been researching Frixion Pens and doing some experiments of my own as I prepare a blog post on the topic. I’m excited to share my results with you later this week.
That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Quilting!