I love it when Cindi sends me squishies. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, a “squishie” is a quilter’s care package. They’re called squishies because usually they’re soft and, well, squishy!
I love squishies. It’s like getting a present because it’s Tuesday, not because it’s your birthday or Christmas. Cindi will tell me it’s coming, but she’ll only say she’s sending one thing. Then I open the box and it’s a treasure trove of quilty goodness!
What do we have here?
1. ) Four fat, wonderful, juicy quilting books that I can’t wait to read. I’ve already found at least 2 quilts I HAVE to make in this pile, and I’ve only had time to briefly flip through them.
2.) Two Quilter’s Home mags (are they collector’s items now that Mark is gone?)
3.) Two Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazines, one of which has some pretty applique techniques I’ve not seen yet. This new (to me) technique WILL be used in the pastel string quilt!
4.) An Amy Butler travel bag pattern. I might have the guts to try this!
5.) A chunk of gorgeous burgandy fabric, which is too pretty to cut. For now. Heh heh.
6.) A WordPress For Dummies book! So I can improve our presentation of our quilts to the world and all our wonderful readers.
A note to anyone who knows someone who quilts – this is the best way I can think of to brighten a quilter’s week. If your quilter is feeling blah or blue, you can perk her right up with a book, a magazine, and a pretty chunk of fabric!
Thank you, Cindi, it was exactly what I needed!
You’re welcome, Peggi! In the interest of disclosure, two of these books were in my library – the Pineapple Stars and the Twisted Log Cabin. I know how much you love log cabins and blocks with LOTS of pieces, so these belong in your library, not mine. Quilters, remember that not everything has to be brand-new to go into a squishie! Sometimes a book or tool you know you’ll probably never use for one reason or another will be loved by another quilter. Call it recycling, or being green or whatever you want. My tastes have changed a bit since I bought those two books, and I’d rather they go to someone who will appreciate them than sit ignored on my bookshelf!
The other two books were also in my library and I packed them up because they were my most favorite quilt pattern books in the world, and I wanted my most favorite quilting buddy and friend to have them too. Of course, after I shipped them off I couldn’t stand the fact that I didn’t have them anymore, so guess what my 50% off coupons at JoAnn’s went towards (tee-hee!). I always include fabric in my squishie – every quilter loves to get fabric, even if it is only a fat quarter. That’s 18 more inches of fabric to add to the stash!
Attention all quilters! Do you have something in your sewing room that another quilter might relish? Send out a squishie today!! A favorite magazine and a bit of fabric can go a long way towards putting a smile on a quilting friend’s face. 🙂 ~ Cindi