Monday, April 27, 2009
This has been a good mail week for me! Nanette brought along some of her Japanese magazines and books a couple of weeks ago when we met for lunch. I loved them! Of course, I can't read a word of Japanese, but the pictures were so inspiring! When I got home I ordered one magazine and one book...nothing like Nanette's collection...but enough to get me started! They arrived this week, and I've been reading them (well, really just looking at the pictures) ever since!
I also ordered my first fabric from Superbuzzy...fabric with hexagons, of course! On the same day the books and fabric arrived, another package arrived from Stephanie thanking me for her giveaway prize (of course no thanks was necessary). Now I can make Dresden blocks with the Easy Dresden template she sent! I can't wait! Stephanie has made some wonderful Dresden blocks here and here...and Vanessa has made this one that I love! You'll be seeing some new Dresden blocks on my blog soon!
I also wanted to share this great tip I received from Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. She suggested taking this book in to have the binding cut off and a spiral binding put on! It only cost a little over $4 to have this book re-bound...and now it is so much more user-friendly-- I can leave the book open to the page I'm working from and it will stay flat!