Monday, November 14, 2011

new books to inspire

 Quilt Market and all the blog posts have doomed me.
I want to buy so many fabric lines....
ugh it's embarassing, I MUST control myself....
in the mean time.........
Friday I went to my nearest JoAnn's.
I was armed with coupons but no real plan.
BIG Mistake.
I ended up spending nearly an hour looking at books and magazines
 (Mollie Makes which they did NOT have despite the fact that MM says they all do,
so I was disappointed on that front)

I did, however, take a little charm home with me.
3X the Charm in fact.
Me and My Sister gals have out done themselves.
I bought 2.
One for me and one for my Mother in Law.
Her birthday is coming so I decided to get this book
and cut up the quilts for her as kits.
 I spent all Friday night picking fabric for 4 of the 7 in the book and cutting it all.
Yep. I cut all the pieces because it is increasingly difficult for my MIL to do it herself.

For myself, I plan on making Greta first....perhaps out of Hello Luscious? I'm not sure.
In the mean time, I have
pretty in patchwork doll quilts to keep me busy.

I couldn't resist this one.

full of ideas and this quilt which about made my heart stop.
I so enjoy this one, it makes me smile and think that it needs to be a bed quilt.

Of course, I didn't leave without magazines.
Make Ahead Holiday is packed with yummy looking recipes.

But take a look inside Stitch Craft Create...
Now I have reading material for my time off....
my outlook is getting better every minute.


Nicky said...

Love the scrappy doll quilt - doing something non-srappy but similar for a cushion cover - must give that version a try!

Simone de Klerk said...

I have the Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts too. Couldn't resist it!
The 3 Times Charm looks like a very nice book too!

Jean said...

Quilts books and magazines. I call it quilt porn. LOL! Happy reading!!!!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I wish you were my daughter in law! What an awesome gift.
I have the 3 times charm book and love it.

Lorri said...

How thoughtful you are to help your MIL. I am a magazine junkie and spend as much time looking at projects than I do actually sewing them.

Connie said...

I'm thinking about making a JoAnns visit today if I can get myself there. All your pix are just full of eye candy.

Sandy said...

Catching up on my blog reading. You have acquired some gorgeous fabrics! I love your books also...I have been looking for Stitch Craft Create and have been unable to find it. Good luck with your surgery and happy hand sewing!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I have 3 times the charm too but haven't dove in yet. I hope to soon. I am so behind on my blog reading but see that you've been keeping busy.

Sinta Renee said...

Reading material is like a gift to yourself that keeps on giving! You will get lots of use out of your selections and even if you don't make anything... you will have lots of fun looking at the projects and being inspired... You Go Girl:)
How much control do we have to force on ourselves anyway?

Donna S. said...

What a wonderful dil!!! For real!!