I posted random pictures of the other two kids recently, so thought I should add one more and finish out the set. We had "me and mommy make-up time" this morning. I did 6 miles this morning on my run and now I feel good about the rest of the day. Something about getting up nice and early and accomplishing something makes it OK to slack off for a while after.
I finished the binding on the pinwheel quilt and started on the broken star. Gosh is it big! I just keep sewing and sewing and the end never seems to come. I also started the quilting on the Carolina Crossroads quilt, although I'm starting to rethink the grid thing. The backing is kind of puckery and maybe a meander would smooth things out some. It may be too late to change my mind though, I've already sewn quite a bit. I can't help thinking that if I keep practicing, my machine quilting will get better. I know other people do a really nice job on home sewing machine. I just keep seeing the gorgeous work that people have done on their longarms and wondering why my quilts can't look like that.
Has anyone ever ordered from Connecting Threads? I saw an add in Quiltmaker magazine and thought it looked good. They have several collections along with kits to go with each collection. It seems like a very good deal if the quality is decent, and they have free shipping with a $50 order. I held myself to only $56 which I thought was pretty good, and put in a test order. I think it would be a great place for my mom to shop for my Christmas presents (Mom reads my Blog, so this is a blatant hint).