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Awesome Mail Alert with Product Initial Review!

Okay.. I know I have been laying a bit low and not blogging regularly as I usually do but I have something awesome to share today!!!  Happy mail arrived on my doorstep Tuesday in a plain brown wrapper! lol

I had to biggie size it so you could see it good! lol

I am MONGO excited about this GIFT!  Unexpected and dreamed of only before receiving in from my great friend Wendy in Australia!

How did she manage this??  All it said on the plain brown wrapper… sorry it got lost in the ripping open to get the treasured book out of it’s wrapping! ha :)… was from “fulfillment center”… but this is a BRAND NEW book.. and it is 128 pages of delicious instructions on making all different kinds of log cabin variations and learning how to do so ACCURATELY!

Anyway… let us look around a bit inside this book… none

Look At the opening page table of contents… WOWWEEE!

Not sure if you can make it all out but this book is CHOCK FULL of meaty goodness!  I am now ready in my quilting career for some meat! lol

You see, I was a pediatric and adult cardiac nurse for 20 years… I understand that you have to move slowly to absorb it all.. I am ready for this… are you ready for a meaty book like this… look at this eye candy!  Wouldn’t it be cool to make this stuff someday??  Wow!!!

Here is a great wall hanging idea I like from this book.. and what first attracted me to the style Judy Martin uses for making nice log cabin with variations as desired.. she herself has made many log cabin quilts and their variations…

I am now up to reading this MEATY book… and look what I will be thinking on today… the Value of Value 🙂  She explains why pics in black and white show value so easily and she makes logical to a quilter kind of sense 🙂

But oh the Eye Candy in this book… and the directions to make them or the resources to find the pattern are all listed in this great book!  LOVE THAT!!!!

And this is just a few of these nice heavyweight with a sheen paper back book has to offer.. I am in no way getting anything in return for this review… it is 100% my opinion 😉

So how can you get one?  Check out her website here or go here directly to purchase the book.. or go to http://www.judymartin.com 🙂  Again… nothing in it for me… just sharing how to get an EXCELLENT book!

So here is a project I would like to do soon and see how I like her pattern writing style (I think I am gonna like it… very methodical) starting with this border on an upcoming wall hanging I will be making …

 This is now what I will collect for… and maybe in a couple years maybe I can make something this stupendous!

Bucket listed for now… and we shall see how soon it moves up the list with my skill level! lol

So thanks again Wendy for such a generous and awesome gift.  This is a classic book on Log Cabin quilts from 2007 in it’s 4th printing now… so I guess others like her style too.. hope you will check out all she has to offer at her website!

I am definitely WHOOPING this book as it will make me a better all around quilter with the knowledge it contains… so I am linking to Sarah’s Confessions of a Fabric Addict !

Have a blessed weekend!  Do something fun for yourself 🙂  Pick out a book from your own library and share a review on it… would love to know what you all are reading to stay quilty! lol


Do you have a bucket list??

My sweet daughter (yes she is my youngest so she is sweet! lol)… asked me THIS the other day and I had to ponder it as I have been hand stitching… do you have a bucket list??!!

A bucket list is simply a list of things you wanna do before you die.. things you wanna accomplish with your life to add meaning…

Am I the only one that had to think if I had a bucket list??!!

Okay so I confess my bucket list contains mostly crafty stuff I wanna do!

How about yours??  What do you truly want to complete before you leave this earth??? 

I think it is a pretty weighty question personally… but at 15years old my daughter felt I should already know this… lol!!!!
So here are a few things I am working on now…

  • Get Jinny Beyer’s Handquilting Book…
    •  …on order now… my Christmas present!!!  gonna have it spiral bound so I can use it many, many years as I hopefully will be teaching quilting and referring to it often 🙂
  • Possess an Antique Quilt Top that I can repair and quilt and enjoy looking at…
    •  quilt top purchased.. now to repair it, love it, iron it, love it, sandwich n baste… and finally to quilt it!
  • Try a new Thread… 
    • trying a Guterman 100% cotton in cream for binding the project I am working on… I LOVE YLI… so trying something local is soooo much harder but no lqs around me carries it 😦
    • Want to try Aurifil 28 wt in gray some day!
  • Make my honey a quilt… 
    • have the fabric & backing, just bought the batting so that project is ready to piece and quilt except a couple things need to be picked up at Walmart to call it ready!
  • Make my 19 year old son Mike a quilt he will use and appreciate… 
    • well… not sure the time is right but have a pattern picked out… a cool log cabin layout
  • Make my doctor a wall hanging for her office
    • ~ she chose a heart bargello pattern in warm tones with a red overall look to it!  Love this idea!
  • Learn needleturn applique…
    •  have the quilt kit for a sampler (also was on my list so now it isn’t! lol) that is needleturn or whatever method you choose but comes with all but the backing and batting 🙂

Otherwise, I want my kids to know I loved them and they mattered to me and I know where I am going so I am not fearful.

What is on your bucket list… will you be working on it anytime soon???

Love for you to share something fun… also don’t forget about my YLI thread giveaway here!  And if you are already a follower of mine you can enter twice… but I only take comments posted there in the count 🙂  Ends November 22 at 8 am EST!

My motto this year has been motivating and inspiring… how did you live up to your goals for 2013 thus far???  Okay enough to think about!

How did you live up to your goals for 2013 thus far???  Okay enough to think about!