It was a very busy day yesterday. First off thank you to Emily at The Caffeinated Quilter – I won a little give away that she had a couple weeks ago and my prize arrived today – Thank you Emily! Emily made this little cup holder that your cup sets in out of hexies that have have been embroidered. The pattern for the Frosted Hexagon Cup Cuff is in the latest issue of Stitch magazine. I have had a streak of wins again lately – last week the batting from Audrey, this coffee cup cuff from Emily and I’m expecting a little binding ruler from Australia in a week or so – I was one of the winner’s from Esther’s giveaway also! You have to enter as many as you can to win anything – I keep being asked how do I win so many – I really and truly enter a lot – but I don’t jump through hoops – if you are told you need to do 5 or more different things I don’t bother – if they ask that you follow them I do because normally I already I’m, sometimes I will sign up for a newsletter also and leave a comment – if you need to do more I don’t enter.
Included in the package were all kinds of hot drink mixes – two kinds of tea and hot cocoa! I happened to have a paper cup travel size cup to try the hexie holder in and fit great!
Yesterday I went ahead and ordered a quilt back from Connecting Threads for the Uncommon, Common Bride quilt so I will be a week or so delayed from starting to quilt it. I did find some thread on the Hancock’s of Paducah web site and it arrived yesterday – so now I have the thread and batting but I will need to wait for the back – here is the thread
More of a close up – King Tut variegated – shades of pinks and brown, I think that will go with the top rather well.
Three quarters done with the 9 Patch – I have been quilting for a week now but only 7 1/2 hours of quilting actually – I am keeping track because I am curious as to how long it would take to quilt it. I only quilt for about 20 minutes at a time and then take a break – I am in PT right now for my neck and shoulders once again (happens now and then, stiffness/bone degeneration issues) and do not want to overdo it! I do hope to finish it this weekend and then get the binding on it.
The straight line quilting (well almost straight)
And yet one more thing to keep busy with. I got EQ7 about 2 years ago I guess – I think that is when it came out – I got it on a really good deal then and only paid about half price (well it was actually a Christmas present – but still half price is half price) – but – I never learned how to use it. I just couldn’t get the hang of it and I have little patience with learning how to use computer programs. Well this past week I looked through my shelves and I found I still have EQ5 and loaded it on the computer to see if I could remember how to use it – I use to use it a little bit just never got into it – well I was surprised that it came back to me a little bit. I wasn’t really satisfied with it though and after browsing the EQ site I decided to remove 5 from the computer and put 7 back on it and give it a whirl. Not going too bad – I need to really explore it but hopefully this time I can get it figured out – we will see. Do you EQ? If you do – do you like it and find it ok to use?