Out Like a Lion…

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog

I don’t remember how winter came in, but it is certainly going out like a lion!

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog

In the last few days, we have had 10 inches of snow…

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog, Trees

Temperatures below zero…

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog, Trees

And dense fog…

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog

While there are photo opportunities in this…

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog

I can’t wait for Spring!

Stillwater Bridge, Dense Fog

My Favorite Quilting Books-

Diane Gaudynski, free motion quilting, Guide To Machine Quilting

Whenever I sit down to sew, Diane Gaudynski’s books, Guide to Machine Quilting and  Quilt Savvy are right by my side.  Both books are filled with tips, techniques, quilt motifs as well as inspiration.  You can check out her website here.

Ms. Gaudynski (a lovely lady that I had the pleasure to meet while I lived in Milwaukee) is a Master Quilter and has won many, many top honors.  All of her quilts are stitched on standard sewing machine–no long arm for her!  In other words, there is hope for all of us!  Ms. Gaudynski has written two books.  I like both, but if you can only buy one, I’d recommend the smaller, spiral bound Quilt Savvy.  In fact, if you could only own one book on free motion quilting–I’d recommend Quilt Savvy!  Do I sound like a commercial?

Diane Gaudynski, free motion quilting,

The other book that is always by my side when I sew…

free motion quilting, sketchbook, doodles

My doodle notebook...I hope you have been working on your very own Doodle Notebook..If you haven’t started one…check out the post, Doodlers are Smarter!..here.

Diane Gaudynski, free motion quilting, doodles, sketchbook

You might also like: Doodles Make the Best Quilt Designs  I will be adding several more posts on keeping quilting notebooks in the near future.  I think notebooks/sketchbooks are very important!

And don’t forget to leave a comment in Kiss the Blarney Stone Giveaway–you might be the lucky one who wins the Shamrock Doodle Quilt!

In other news…I’ve added a “Bookshelf” Tab above.  I will be adding my favorites to it slowly–so check it often.

Kiss the Blarney Stone-Giveaway

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

Today, I am working on a St. Patrick’s Day Doodle Quilt Giveaway!  

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

The quilt is scattered with lucky clovers–hope you are the lucky winner!

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

Just a few stitches left…the winner should have this in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

Just answer one question for me in the “Comments” section….

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

Would YOU kiss the Blarney Stone?  (maybe you have already?)  Comments will be accepted through Sunday, March 10th.

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

Next week’s Tuesday Tutorial will be the Free Motion Quilted Shamrock!