Sometimes there are things to say or show that simply don't fit with a quilting post, that is what today's post is about.
As you know, we are dairy farmers in northern Indiana. We had snow several times earlier this fall but the ground was still warm so the snow didn't stick. The week of Thanksgiving we again had snow but this time it stayed on the ground for a day.
The yearling heifers in shed 2 had never seen snow before. A year ago they were babies in the west barn. I was watching them out the west window in my sewing room. Only this one heifer was brave enough to come out the door and investigate the white stuff and she didn't seem very impressed with the stuff.
Several months ago I commented on a blog and won a pair of Moda socks from Fort Worth Fabric Studio. They say EAT SLEEP QUILT. I'm going to save them to wear at the next quilt retreat I attend, whenever that is. They also included a pattern for a cute Christmas tree quilt.
I requested a catalog, they also sent me a variety of thread all in different weights. A newsletter, that contains several tatting patterns, was also included. If tatting is your thing, this place is for you!
And finally, I did some online shopping at Green Fairy Quilts. I like to use Bella solids fabric when I hand quilt, Kona just stitches harder for me. I normally buy a bolt of white Bella solid at Yoder Department Store in Shipshewana every year but they have been out since spring. Green Fairy has a special price on bolts of Bella solids, I ordered a bolt of Snow and Feather. I also ordered a fat quarter bundle of Kona solids Aurora Palette which was on clearance. I didn't take a picture of the bolts of fabric but here is the Aurora Palette. This was the last bundle, I would have like 2 bundles but, oh well. I'm not sure what I'll use this for yet but I have a granddaughter who loves these colors.