I was on the hunt for Gail Pan's new book and another book on using Civil War fabrics. Wooohooo! I found them both.
Gail's book is fantastic. I love every project and plan to make them all. It was so nice to catch up with Gail again and have a chat. She kindly signed her book for me. I look forward to seeing her again in a couple of weeks at Treehouse Textiles where she is doing a workshop. The next thing on my list was the Quilt Mania stand where I subscribed to my fav mag Simply Vintage.
I bought 3 back dated mags for $20-00, a real bargain (except they are all in French).
And look what I got as a freebie with the subscription.
Yey! An Anni Downs bag. I am still doing the happy dance. Ofcourse, more Civil War repros were a must have.
I couldn't pass up a couple of Rosie Q's BOM stitcheries with the gorgeous muted Japanese linens and I also bought the necessities to make some Sashiko Christmas deco stars. Marg Low had some gorgeous little Christmas kits that can be hand sewn so I bought one that has a reindeer button with it. I also found some beads to make some hat pins to go with the purple hat pincushion I have. There were heaps of Cottage Garden threads at one of the stalls so I bought a couple. As you do!
NOW dada!!! I finally finished the 12" mini and posted it today. I can't say who it is for until she receives it. I do hope she likes it.
Not the best photo. A camera problem or the operater?
I hope you have all had fun stitching during these cold wintery days and nights. And my lovely European blog friends, enjoy the sunshine while stitching.