Sunday, May 15, 2011

My loot from mqs


My loot from mqs, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

i promise to share some pictures of the MANY magnificent quilts I saw at the Machine Quilters' Showcase this weekend but until then, you'll have to be entertained by seeing my loot.

I am trying REALLY hard to not spend on my sewing hobby right now, but I couldn't resist these purchases. I have a new obsession/collection of King Tut thread. I really love the variegated choices they have.

A couple of local stores carry it, so I don't have to order online, really... But won't it be nice to have these handy color cards available in my sewing room to help me match up the colors I need before leaving home. I can even call ahead to see if they have my color and if they're out, I can have them order it. :)

I also got these special needles that they recommend using with their thread. It's a 40 wt, so it's a little thicker than the thread I use for piecing.

I am a big fan of cotton thread. I have a few spools of polyester, but I'm trying to focus on transitioning to all cotton.

These color cards were only $3 each! Score!

2 comments:

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

MQS was awesome. I actually didn't buy anything. Yeh, I'm surprised too. =)

Nikki said...

LOL I'm impressed with your restraint! I saw several things I wanted, but I'm trying extra hard to be responsible and use what I've got for a while. If I can use up some of my stash, i can justify buying more solids and fun modern prints. *sigh*