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Saturday, February 10, 2018

22 Pounds...

If your thinking this is a post about some fabulous weight loss...
Forget it, it didn't happen here.
Actually I gained 22 pounds.
Most people would likely not, be so proud of that accomplishment,
but for me, it's a great thing!
Not for my thighs of course, but for my fabric diet!
This weight gain was in products, given  to me by...
My Fed Ex man came early. I was still asleep, when he left this
 box of  new fabrics and goodies on my steps!
With this being my 3rd year as an ambassador for "Island Batik"
I thought I knew what to expect, but 
this time they were "BIG" boxes!
Really BIG boxes.
With a surprise tucked inside.
Do they know how to spoil us!
New lines of fabrics, and goodies galore.
Wowzier wowzier wowzier...
We gonna have some fun this year!

A big thanks goes out to "Hobbs" batting and "Auriful" thread for their addition to our boxes.
I've long been a fan of "Hobbs" battings, and "Thermore" in particular.
It's a very thin polyester batting that quilts up perfectly flat.
I hang quilts of every size and there is not a wave in site, when I use "Theremore" batting.
Ask my Quilt Club gals about the case of Thermore batting I bought at Quilt Festival!
Hauling a case of batting down the street...
it wasn't pretty, but I got it to the hotel.
Just for the record, it's not a legal carryon size with the airlines either!

As for thread...
what can I say...
Nothing pieces as nicely as "Aurifil".
I've tried them all, and the proof is in the pudding as they say!
Gorgeous colors, perfect piecing and multiple weights...
Oh ya, stitching bliss!
New Ambassadors...
New challenges...
New fabrics...

I just NEW know
your not going to want to miss a one.
12 months of inspiration is coming your way.
See you next week with my 
Yes, I broke right into those wonderful fabrics!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Beautiful fabrics Joan, well worth gaining the weight for! LOL, can't wait to "work" with my goodies!

  2. Darn...I was so in hopes you'd give me the magic potion to make loosing 22 pounds a piece of cake! But, I do see, you were given the cake in fabric/notions. Wonderful. I'll be watching for your new projects.

  3. It's just like Christmas all over again!!

  4. That’s an amazing box of happy mail😃

  5. How awesome is that! Can't wait to see what you do with your "added pounds!!" LOL

  6. great goodies! I'll see mine tomorrow night when I get home! can't wait

  7. When I put on 22 pounds it never looks that pretty. I like your 22 pounds better! You are a great ambassador for them!

  8. Enjoy the weight gain, I'm sure you'll be able to work it off in no time. Can't wait to see all the fun projects that are peculating in that twisted mind of yours. Fun times ahead.

  9. Awesome delivery!! Looking forward to seeing what you do. :)

  10. I love all the boxes of the Ambassadors Island Batiks that everyone has shared today.
    Lucky kids. Have fun. Can't wait to see the surprise!!!!

  11. These boxes have been so much fun. Now, our real work begins! Good luck on February projects.

  12. What a great surprise! Congratulations.


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