My husband informed me earlier this week that I had gotten whatever was in our Amazon shopping cart. He had wanted to order some pens and apparently didn't feel like taking the other item out soooo I got a copy of Patchwork, Please!. I had been debating joining in the sew along so now that is settled :). I had a coupon for an extra 25% off my entire purchase at JoAnn's so while picking up some batting and muslin for another project I also got these three books. I have the Pretty in Patchwork Holiday book and this one about doll quilts looks like it has some fun projects. The Tula Pink book has a couple of quilts that I wouldn't mind trying out and I have always dabbled in crochet and think these amigurumis are adorable!
He also ordered me these wonderful Heather Ross prints...my first! I may not be able to bring myself to use them but they are so fun! I see more Heather Ross and Munki Munki fabrics in my future.
He didn't really have much to do with this purchase other than letting me have his credit card :) These will hopefully be made into a purse this weekend.
One more bit of praise and I promise I'll be done (are you jealous yet?). I took my bottom of the line Singer sewing machine to a free motion quilting class last night. I had always been a little proud of the fact that I could accomplish so much on a POS machine--but not last night. I'm not sure what happened, but it was making a terrible sound and I wasn't able to lower the feeders and it just wasn't pretty. After telling Hubby that it was time for a new machine, his response was, "Ok, we'll see what we can do." So today I start shopping. Top features on my list WIDE THROAT, NEEDLE DOWN, automatic thread cutter, knee bar, and automatic needle threader. I don't need a whole bunch of fancy stitches or embroidery stuff really. Any ideas of what a good machine would be for me?