Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Giveaway Winner and Some Other I Spy Ramblings ...

Okay, well, by reading the posts I would say that everyone does indeed sew in the summer -- good to know I'm not alone.  And, without further ado, the winner of the Giveaway for the 40 I Spy squares is ...

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4
Timestamp: 2011-06-08 22:02:31 UTC
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The person who left comment # 4 -- also known as Linda of Stray Stitches.  Congrats!  Linda has a great blog.  I love the format of her posts. 
 In other I Spy news ... I got a few more scraps from a friend, which will be perfect for my next I Spy quilt.  Thanks Tanya!
 And I bought the fabric above -- Little Golden Books.  It will be great for I Spy hexies too as the little animals are very small.  As a side note, I bought the fabric during a trip to Fabricville so that I could pick up some transparent (invisible) polyester thread.  I will say here and now, I will not be buying any more of it.  It was SO annoying to use that it should have come with a warning label "MAY CAUSE EXTREME FRUSTRATION".  It was hard to see, pulled, curled, broke, got stuck and was a tension nightmare ... it was likely just due to my inexperience, but I know I won't have the patience to become more experienced if I have to deal with thread like that ... ;-)
Okay, moving on ... I also bought a 1/4 yard of these eyes for a Halloween idea I have.
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Any finally, just because I am obviously in need of another few hundred I Spy squares I joined this swap today.
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Happy Quilting!

10 comments:

Sallie said...

Congratulations, Linda! And, yes, she has a great blog - it's the first one I read!

laurawilson25 said...

That swap looks like a lot of fun! Can you keep us posted?

Christine M said...

Congratulations to Linda. I really enjoy readying her blog. It has lots of interesting information.

The KVQG Blog Team said...

Sulky Invisible is a lovely thread and give me NO problems at all. And I think the other good one is a YLI one. Don't give up, you can use it sucessfully.

The KVQG Blog Team said...

I am not the KV blog team but I guess I did not sign out last time I was there... sorry

Sue

Crunchy Diva said...

congrats linda! your new fabric for i spy quilts are so cute. the swap sounds like fun make sure to keep us updated as to how it is going.

*GO CANUCKS* ....lol

Linda said...

I need some of that Little Golden Book fabric!! Oh, that brings back so many memories!!

Christine said...

Hi, Riel: You didn't say what brand of invisible thread you were using. I have always had success with YLI. I hope you will try again because sometimes it is the perfect way to go.
From Ontario

Rosa Robichaud said...

I was told that you have to hand wind your bobbin thread, when you're working with invisible thread.

Otherwise, it gets wound up too tight.

Rosa
P.S. Are there invisible threads (brand names) that are better than others? Dunno...

Stray Stitches said...

WOOHOO! I am so happy to have been selected as the winner. I look forward to receiving all of the I-Spy squares! Thank you so very much, Riel :D