Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Goodies and giveaway

It's been very windy lately. I had my sewing room window open, and somehow my iron blew over and all the water fell out and was sewing my sewing table. Talk about a heart attack moment! Thankfully, I have proof below that my machine still works just fine. ;)

The butterfly block is for my quilt guild's blotto. Maybe I'll win! I'll find out tomorrow.

A couple weeks ago I won $100 from the Superior Threads blog. Yeah! That place with lots and lots of cool thread. :)

Admittedly... $100 doesn't go very far. The two big cones of thread were $25 each. Then the 5 King Tut spools on the left was another $25. Just a few clicks, I had already spent $75! I think the best investment is the black cone stand. It has great heft to it and will last me probably the rest of my life.

I also order several L size bobbins... uh oh.

The top is my normal Bernina bobbin, the bottom is one of their SuperBobs. I don't think it's gonna fit. Does this mean I have M style bobbins? I'm really confused now.

Last week I was asking for some help in finding some more Sweet by Urban Chicks fabric - with decent shipping to boot. Bingo Bonnie pointed me to an esty member, and it was pretty much what I had in mind! They even threw in an extra fat quarter for free and my whole total was less than $11.

The FQ is a Mary Engelbreit fabric by Moda... and frankly, I don't like it. :P It's too red for me. So! If you want it, just leave a comment and I'll draw a name on Thursday or so.

Good luck!


Mary said...

Could they have sent you the wrong bobbins? M bobbins hold more thread than L so I'm assuming they're larger. Only reason I know this is that my longarm uses M and it was a selling point for me when I bought it -- fewer bobbin changes.

Beth said...

HI Leah......Congrats on the win! Bernina uses a Class 15 bobbin, not an M....The M size bobbins are a much larger diameter than the L size that you received. M bobbins are used in Long Arm machines, not in our domestic machines.

I would contact Superior and see if they carry the prewounds in the Bernina Class 15 size. If not, send them back and get more thread hehehe

holly said...

What a beautiful butterfly block. I have a stand for cone thread but hardly ever use it. I need to get it out and try it again.

Susan R said...

Please don't put me in for the FQ drawing - I have enough fabric! I was wondering if you would give me the website address of the etsy member you bought the fabric from. I like to support the "smaller" sites that sell fabric.

Susan R.

Sue Cahill said...

I have quite a bit of Mary Engelbreit fabric in my stah and would love to add your red piece to my collection.

Good luck winning the blocks, yours is lovely.

There is a running joke in my quild that I win "everything" because I have won our block of the month lotto many times.
I never win the 50-50 split which would be great, I could really use the cash.

Thanks for the chance to win your pretty fabric.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Quilt Nut said...

love your butterfly block!

She said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, and congrats on your own win!

Nova0437 said...

I'd take it! :)

Kimberly said...

I'd take it, too. I'm too broke to afford any fabric.

Anonymous said...

Love the butterfly block,Wig.

bingo~bonnie said...

I've been away from your blog for a week or so... and am so thrilled that my link helped you find what you were looking for and that you even mentioned my name in your post :)

It's a rare moment but a handfull of times a blogger will mention me and it makes me feel as famous as if I had been on TV or something. :P funny isn't it? ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

PS - and I love that you offered up the free FQ to someone else. You are so generous.

Thearica said...

Congrats on the win from Superior Threads!

I have 2 or more cones of all 75 colors of the King Tut and use it most on my client quilts! They love the way it melts into their fabrics. :)