Friday, December 30, 2016

Sewing and quilting gifts from Santa

Did you put quilty items on your wish list to Santa this year?  I did, as I always do, and Santa came through and granted a few of them plus threw in a couple of surprises.  Do you want to see what I received?  I thought so.

First up, while these may seem a tad boring, they are really helpful to me.  Almost 100 percent of the time, I store bobbins with the matching spool using pipe cleaners but for those bobbins that I use all the time (white, black and those that match the colors of Girl Scout vests that I always am sewing patches on) I keep them in the desk drawer that is my sewing table.  
Having a place for them to be so that they don't get all tangled will be really helpful.  

Next up is one of the few books I wanted.
I'm a big fan of Judy Madsen, and even more so after taking a bunch of classes from her 2 years ago at MQX, and I just had to have her new book.  I haven't peeked at it yet as I'm waiting for the perfect time to be able to enjoy it (ie when they kids are back in school) but I know that I will learn a lot and will be itching to get to my machine to try some of the designs out myself.

Along with the book I received this magazine of Best Christmas Quilts from Quilters Newsletter.
I don't subscribe to as many quilting magazines lately as I'm really enjoying creating my own designs but I do like to get a few specialty magazines every now and then.  I've glimpsed through it and a few of the projects sparked my interest, one in particular that I think I will expand on and use up a bunch of scraps in the process.  Stay tuned.

Santa was probably chuckling when he chose this t-shirt to give to me this year.  He knows me so well and this shirt will get plenty of use during the upcoming quilt show season.
As last but not least, my sweet daughter gave me this sewing machine bank.  I'm sure that her Daddy had a hand in finding it but she was so excited to watch me open it and my heart burst with joy at seeing her reaction at how much I love her gift.

I need to find a treasured spot in my studio to put it but I'll always remember the look on her face that day as we shared a Mom and Daughter quilters moment.

My wish list was short this year and that's perfectly fine.  I have all that I really need right here at home, my wonderful husband and my 2 kids that I I won't new longarm is right up there too. I'll be sharing photos of that in its' new room, hopefully soon.

3 of you added your own colorful comments:

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like Santa knows you pretty well.

Jeanna said...

You must have been a good girl this year because Santa treated you well. I adore the little bank.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Happy Holidays and New Year Michele! Looks like you received some great quilty gifts, love the bank. It was neat to see that you have the Best Christmas Quilts magazine, I have a wall hanging in it!