A few odds and ends today.... First, here is a wonderful fabric assortment that I won in a generous giveaway from Michele of Crayon Box Quilt Studio. These are 1/2 yard cuts and they are in one of my favorite color combinations, turquoise and bright green. Thanks so much, Michele..... I love them!
While trying to gain control in my sewing room, I came across some additional fabric that my friend, Kathy, gave me. Somehow, I had forgotten to take a picture to show you. She knows I'm a bug-frog-insect (creepy things) lover and this fabric collection was pretty much made for me. Again, half yard cuts. Thanks, Kathy! Aren't the bugs cuties!?
I stopped at Lowe's yesterday to pick up the color chips that Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville Quips and Snips is using in her Grand Illusion Winter Mystery Quilt Along. This year, her inspiration came from the colors found in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Upper Michigan. I'm not even sure if I'm going to join in, but I've printed off the first two clues and will print the rest as they are revealed. Her Mystery QAL's are always fabulous and I don't want to miss out if I decide to join in later. You can follow the link above to print off the introduction and first two clues. New clues come out each Friday.
I think the idea of the paint chips is just fabulous. Think of the many uses these can have when you want to match a color. Maybe you want to make something for a friend and you don't know what colors would match her kitchen-her bedroom- etc. Your friend could simply give you the color numbers that she likes and you are on your way. The possibilities are endless for these chips!
While I was at Lowe's, I picked up a little Christmas cactus. My own Christmas cactus has already bloomed. I moved it to a different window this past summer and it bloomed during Halloween and Thanksgiving. I think I messed up it's schedule with the new location. Anyway, this new one was too pretty to pass by.