I have a friend who just loves to shop. She knows how much I love to knit and quilt so Christmas gifts from her are always fun. She got me this great kitty yarn bowl. I've always wanted a yarn bowl but didn't see one I was crazy about. Until now! It's so cute. I love it!
That same friend has a daughter who saw this book at an antique book store in Boston and got it for me. It was published in 1915. This is going to be one of my most prized possessions! I was so surprised! There's a lot of applique in this book which will be helpful with the blocks I've been making.
I started quilting the string quilt. I had planned on stippling a good portion of it since it's so busy. I almost changed my mind after seeing a discussion on Instagram that bashed stippling. I've always like the look of stippling on quilts. I know a lot of people like pantographs but my last few quilts were all quilted with a panto and I'm sort of sick of them. I really like to free motion and it's going to be stippling! I don't care what the quilt police say! I hope I don't get arrested!!
Our prompt this week is color. I love most colors. However, I've always been partial to pink and I still am! My sewing room is pink themed. The walls, chair, cutting mat and irons are all pink! I also love to wear pink. I think it looks great on olive skin. I did go through a purple phase when I was younger. I had a purple passion plant named Penelope. I'm not sure why I remember that! I do like other colors depending on the situation but pink is my favorite.
Have a great weekend! Our snowstorm fizzled out last night and the weekend looks clear and on the warm side. Yay!!💗