Like perhaps many, you have a thread preference. Mine is Aurifil Cotton Mako - 50/2. I use it exclusively despite the extra cost, so I'm always on the lookout for sales. So I was delighted to learn Wawak.com sells it for $7.99 (med. size spool). Buy 6+ and the cost goes down to $7.49 each. Purchases over $100 shipping is free, though there is a flat rate of $5.95. The selection was very good, though 3 colors I wanted were on backorder. Not bad considering I found 9 I wanted. The company is in CA and I got my order in 2 days...no kidding....it came Fed Ex. No affiliation at all, we all are looking to save $ where we can, esp. these days. Thought I'd share this discovery.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Ahhhh....sometimes the vision in your head becomes disappointing when executed.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
After authoring books for AQS and Martingale, I was flattered to be contracted by C & T Publishing to create a book where the focus was beading on fabric. The result was "Beading Basics", published in 2001.
After all the work was finished and the book published, Jan generously gifted the quilt to me. I've treasured it for all these years. Now in the present.......it's been on my mind for a long time that this piece should return to Jan or her daughter Sandie, or granddaughter Alley, who often traveled on these cruises with us. So off it went this morning, flooded with wonderful memories of these good friends.
The book is out of print but if you search for it online you'll find plenty of sources....including this one where it can be borrowed for free:
C & T offers an ebook version of another illustrated book of mine: "All In One Beading Buddy" - published in 2008 which features 78 illustrated bead stitches. You can order it here.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Sunday, April 24, 2022
A friend (thank you Jan) shared some fabulous French fabrics that she bought from Doreen Speckmann's estate. Paris was one of our stops on a quilt tour I hosted where one highlight was visiting a French quilt shop...... So naturally, I simply had to use some of this precious fabric to make some book covers. Also pictured, 2 mono-printed wool felt and one made from vintage Japanese Kimono fabric.
Friday, April 15, 2022
A bonus for early risers....because we live in a 'holler' (Southern slang for narrow valley between mountains) and ours are to the East and West of our house......we don't enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets I was used to in Wisconsin. But this morning...oh my......
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Monday, April 4, 2022
A new large quilt is underway......despite not needing a reason to make an art quilt, large or small......it's even better to have one. I was worried sales would come to a halt at Woolworth Walk due to inflation worries and high gas prices which might keep shoppers away.
Fortunately, that wasn't true....at least for the month of March.....one of big quilts displayed on the inside front entrance railing sold.....so another begins....
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
AUTUMN SETTING SUN - 13" X 13"
AVAILABLE IN ONLING GALLERY SHOP