I haven’t mentioned it yet here, but I was surpised and happy to see that my Rainbow Derecho quilt won the category for Bed Quilt in the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. Yay! My prize was waiting for me from the adorable shop Six Munchkin Stitching. It included a handy little bag and -gasp- some Lotta Jansdotter Fat Quarters!
I have loved Lotta’s work for years and was so happy when she came out with a fabric line – but I haven’t actually picked any up yet (it’s been a few years) so it felt like Lisa was reading my mind!
Thanksgiving last week meant a lot of hours in the car, sitting about with family which meant a lot of hours of hand stitching! Perfect time to crank out some hand embroidery for a new pattern series I am working on. The phrases are all based on a Self Esteem Quilt and Zine that I worked on back in ehhhh, 2005? I decided to go with a more grown up design feel than all my other patterns -which is to say, no pictures of giraffes and monkeys riding in a canoe (though those are still available!).
The Self Esteem Pattern series will hopefully be up and hopping by the end of the week!