Sunday, March 1, 2015

60 Weight Thread Bliss

Those of you who know me know that I love Mettler thread, in all its weights.  I can say that I "used" to have all the colors in 40, 50 and 60 weight.  But now, I only have about half of the available colors of 60 wt.!  How is that possible, you ask?

A couple weeks ago, the new fixtures came in for all the Mettler thread weights.  Talk about Nirvana!  Because the color of thread for applique is so critical, imagine my delight to be confronted with more than 200 spools of 60 wt. applique thread!  Swoon!  I'm making a list of those colors I have and those that I need--that's right, you heard me--need!

Jealous?  You needn't be.  You too can partake of this bounty!  If you are not within driving distance, visit to learn more and to order your must-have colors.  They carry the full line of 40, 50, and 60 weight threads, as well as the 50 wt. variegated.  It's the only shop I know of in my area that carries the full line of Mettler threads.

Color, glorious color!  At least they make me think of spring, unlike the weather outside!

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to The Witness by Nora Roberts and reading True Betrayals, also by Nora Roberts.  Both excellent.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snowy Aftermath

This winter has achieved the all-time record for most classes cancelled/rescheduled.  Hands down.

After last Sunday's storm, I took the following pictures.  First, the view from inside my sewing room looking out.  That is snow accumulated between the window and the screen, with a backdrop of the giant snowdrift.  

From inside the mud room, looking out.  The darker area in the middle is my wreath, filled with snow!  And more snow sticking to the screen.

Looking out the front door.  There is actually a step and part of the driveway before the first "wave" beyond the posts, which are on the edge of the porch.

And the door wreath from the outside.

Who would have thought that we would think above 20 degrees would feel like a tropical heat wave?  And the wind not blowing is quite a stroke of good luck.

I know others are having a horrible time with the snow--we all seem to be in the same boat.  I am thankful that I am warm and safe, and that is what I wish for everyone.

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline and just finished reading Saving Simon by Jon Katz.  Both are excellent!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Can We Say Colorful?

Noreen recently emailed me that she had completed a fussy-cut Dresden Plate quilt.  I, of course, wanted to see!

Here's a picture of the whole quilt.  LOVE how bright and colorful it is!

A close-up of one block.

And of another!  Isn't the background fabric just perfect for this piece?

I first met Noreen at the Vermont Quilt Festival last year and featured a picture of her red and white quilt here.

Another great job, Noreen!  Thanks so much for sharing!

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to The Escape by David Baldacci.