Monday, April 15, 2013

Packing for a long trip

Now, lest you think that Padsworth, DragonDrop and Snoodles are headed off somewhere, let me show you a picture of what we are packing . . .


It's a box headed for the "Land down under" --- two pressies on board for a pair of sweet kiddos. One little lady and also a young gentleman, who can use these for snack mats! I know that their weather is the opposite of ours, so as I am enjoying the warm up of springtime, they are experiencing colder temps.
Their mommy can fix them a cup of cocoa and some cookies, and they can use these happy mats for their snack time.

I put together some of my left over Happy Town charm squares, and then used some of the border print that I had fussy cut, and these are the results:


Here is the really fun part --- for so long I have been a buy-it-where-it's-cheapest-thread-is-obviously-thread kind of quilter....now I feel like I might need to wash my mouth out with soap for saying those things. (Grin)

The sweet folks at Aurifil sent me some sample packs to try (and some for an upcoming giveaway, too!) and I am floored by the incredible difference! Here is the one I picked first:





And here are the glorious colors inside:



I chose the limey green one, and wound a bobbin and threaded up my trusty machine . . .

I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE!!  (Pant, pant...I'll stop shouting and waving my arms now.)
Really, the fact that they sent me some thread to use did not impact my opinion. I'll tell you what did!

My FMQ went terrifically --- smooth as a warm knife through butter; I was gliding along and had never a break, never a rats nest on the back, and (are you ready for this?) absolutely NO lint building up at all!

I am in love with my Aurifil thread, and this is going on my must-have list for my piecing and my quilting, too!
 
Here is the proof:




Aurifil makes even MY free motion work look good! (Whispering) Don'tcha love that stripey binding again?

So, Mhairi, I'm not sure when I will make it to the post office to send these off, but these are for your sweet little ones . . . and here is one more photo of the boyz, waving to you and your kiddos:


(Some of you may recall that Mhairi is actually the creator-mommy of DragonDrop; she made him and sent him here to the Lilypad, and we love him dearly!) 

More Lilypadquilting fun is on the way -- check in soon for that giveaway from the fabulous folks at Aurifil!

Love,