I also won a lovely gift package from my friend Annette in her blog anniversary giveaway and as always Annette was very generous , just look what was inside the package.
There is a handy little holder which was filled with silk ribbon in luscious colors , I was so pleased as I can't find these here anywhere and have wanted to try ribbon embroidery . The pop up holder will be perfect to take my rotary cutter to class or even store it here when not in use . Then there is a wonderful pattern by Art to Heart and in my style , I love it . Some sweet fabric was also included and an insert for my accessory tote she gifted me at Christmas , extra pockets with zippers , so handy . and last but not least a little stamp or coin container with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders symbol . Our son Roger lives in Sask. and happens to love the Rough Riders so of course I have had to become a fan :-) Thanks so much Annette , I really appreciate each and everything in this package . By the way Annette is a very talented quilter and shares some lovely work on her blog so be sure to stop by and say hello .
I don't know about you but I get very easily distracted , I was working away on my X blocks on Thursday and came across this fabric that I had done a little experiment with . I also came across some extra four patch blocks left from my mystery quilt and I decided to sew them together and make something , my first thought was a mugrug but I felt it wasn't quite large enough so when I found the experiment piece I thought I would sew them together and see what I would get . First I will tell you about the experiment piece , I happen to love hosta plants , those large leaves just fascinate me so I picked a few leaves and took a smaller one turned it over so the veins were more prominent and then placed a piece of unbleached cotton on top and took my trusty crayons and started to color and here is the result.
I had done this months ago and never did anything with it and almost threw it out several times , but it fit this perfectly in length , it was an odd piece of fabric , not square and I could just barely get it cut to the length I needed as well as the width . I stitched each vein and did some more coloring with some colored pencils and voila a mugrug ! So the point is never throw anything out , it will get used and may just be useful .
Thanks for stopping by , enjoy your day and hope the sun is shining down on you .