"I'VE GOT MAIL" ... This past summer I participated in the " Artful Gathering and took a Crazy Quilting 101 class with Pat Winters. ( Above image from Pat's magazine ) Oh what fun I had learning the ribbon embroidery art of crazy quilting. Patricia introduced me to a phone number and a lady, by the name of Trish, who runs a fabric store in Michigan. Trish will select and coordinate a crazy quilting stash for anyone, who lives out of town or out of the country ...PERFECT .... I, of course, phoned and placed an order for quilting quarters and embellishments. The order has arrived ...Yeah !!!!
Tah Dah ....Here they are... in my favourite colours of pink blue and mauves. Some are textured, some are silks, brocades and satins ... all are high quality fabrics that can withstand the scrutiny of embroidery needles and silk ribbon sculpturing. Where does one even begin to choose!!!!
Look at all these scrumptious embroidery threads... metallics and Oliver Twists not to mention that six months ago , I thought Oliver Twist was a character out of Dickens... now I know it as a yummy embroidery thread that is blended with a variety of variegated colours.. I'm loving that deep purple skein.
I wonder what size of needle I will need to work with it? ... and what about the fabrics. There are so many things to learn in the textile industry.. especially when working with threads. My favourite source will be Patricia Winter. She knows everything ( Ha Ha)
( Whirl Whirl) My heart was in a flutter when .... all the small , medium and large butterflies and dragonflies flew out of the mailing envelope. ( flutter flutter)
I can't wait use them in some magical quilting creation ... Perhaps, I should make a whimsical winter hat or purse for my little Grand-daughter, Auriane . What would you use them for ?
Oh My ..Wouldn't these sweet crocheted butterflies add a magical touch to a little girls party dress. Do you think I could crochet a few of these little cuties.?
All my teatime friends will be drooling over these little darlings.... I envision, bejewelled linens for my Tuesday Tea Parties and ornamental charms for the handles of the teacups and edges of my teatime napkins.
My favourite fabric from the stash is this golden metallic rose material. It's really much more dazzling in reality, than on the picture....It's a very mystical, light weight fabric, that shimmers beautifully under the light. ...so it must be used for something very special.. I just don't know what !!! Ha Ha .... Do You ?
Maybe , I should take a peek into the CQ Gathering magazine for some ideas.( Above image from Pat's magazine ) Patricia always gifts her readers with the most beautiful " ciggies" to use in the quilting. Ciggies are the vintage images that are used to enhance your quilt. They are simply images that are transferred onto cotton, that you quilt and embroider around.... like this one.
Aren't you glad that you got to peek into my envelope and Trish's Stash. ( Hee Hee) ... I can't wait to begin my project .. .Which will be !!!!.... AHHHHHH ..... You'll have to wait and see..Dear Friends.
In the meantime you can contact Patricia Winters at: (http://gatherings100.blogspot.com) to order her " Crazy Quilt Gatherings Magazine or ... simply enjoy the art of crazy quilting chatter here at:" The Grand Lady".
DON'T FORGET, to visit my friend Annette at: " http:crazyquiltpassion.blogspot.com. Alot of "crazy ladies" hang out around there. I mean this, in the very nicest sense of " Crazy Quilting Ladies "
Enjoy yourselves and have a lovely week !!!!