The coolest thing happened yesterday. I opened my email to discover that because I had linked my finished quilt (http://www.quiltsbylisa.blogspot.ca/2014/10/leah-days-building-blocks.html) to her gallery, I had won a random draw for her next tutorial.
I was going to pass on the 2015 class (even though it looked so pretty) because I thought I should take classes in more than just FMQ - I may or may not have purchased two classes on Craftsy. For half price of course.
This year for Christmas, my husband is giving me the best thing ever- a shopping spree on Connecting Threads. He feels like he is copping out a bit by letting me choose my own present, but I absolutely love taking my time, buying things I would never otherwise (like fun rulers) and perusing the precuts. Oh joy! I graciously offered to share the experience with him so he could feel more involved in the process, but he gave me a very expressive look and didn't bother to answer.
Anyway - the reason I mention my husband's gift is because I thought it would be fun to shop for the tutorial with it so I emailed Leah - who is still putting the finishing touches on her book - and asked if she had a materials list ready. Within hours she emailed a jpg of the back cover of the book. I love this girl. She doesn't stand apart or act like a celebrity and she talks about real life on her blog - her struggles and joys.
It looks like I'll be appliqueing butterflies next year. Is anyone planning on having a girl in the fall?