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The Happy Place

My husband calls Thimbles and Threads at the Quilters Lodge “Lalla’s Happy Place”.  I cannot think of a better way to describe it than that! This past week was grey and cold and while I told my husband that I was going to pick up some Aurafil #2000 thread to work on a new quilt top, he knew that I was actually going to get my fix of happy color and feel good cotton!

I love walking into the store and seeing a smiling face. The staff is so friendly!  I love seeing quilts of every size!  This little beauty greeted me at the counter.




This week I was actually able to see a quilting celebrity, Sue Daley ( yes, THAT Sue Daley!! ) was at Thimbles and Threads to teach English Paper Piecing (EPP) . My Passacaglia quilt is currently the size of a potholder, but I have big plans!   I had to take a picture of my new pink thread holders that I got for my purse.  Seriously cute!



The best part of EPP is that its portable!  I can  sew while waiting for kids or while waiting at the doctors office.  In a world that doesn’t leave large chunks of time for creativity,  EPP has been a great way to use the moments of free time I have, while I am waiting for the rest of my life to happen.  I  almost enjoyed my last wait at the DMV!

Seeing the fabric online is great, but being able to touch it and see how the colors look in real life.  Just standing at the end of the blender fabrics wall  is like being at the end of my very own rainbow!Rainbow

At check out, I left with more than just my Aurafil, I left with a smile and feeling recharged.  I can’t wait to get back home and start stitching!





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Butterflies, Tigers and Chipmunks OH MY!!

Some people love chocolate or Diet Coke. I love Tula Pink fabric. I have been known to go just a little crazy waiting for the newest line. At least I am easy to buy for on all Holidays. I want out of print and hard to find fat quarters or yards of pieces that are missing from my collection or replacements for those pieces that I have used.

I love the endless possibility of my collection. I love how one line plays well with another. I love how bits of Acacia and Birds and Bees and Salt Water play nicely with bits of Elizabeth and Parisville and Prince Charming. I am loving Chipper and finding ways to add Eden and make something that sparkles and pops.

Its a really big deal for me to cut into my Tula favorites. The Butterfly Quilt is my latest project.


I am having so much fun fussy cutting 1.5 inch tigers for log cabin centers and imagining future grandbabies playing I SPY!


Eden’s Elephants are going to look great next to Chipper Chipmunk. I am so excited to make this beautiful quilt that is beautiful from a distance, but really fun to look at up close. image

My Butterfly is being made in Pinks and Purples with an aqua background.   You can see that I have a nice stack of half square triangles to square up!


Im having a great time playing with my Tula Favorites. I have to show off my new scissors.


They are Tula Pink Fabulous and cut like a dream!  Come into Thimbles and Threads and see our Tula Pink selection. It’s worth the trip!