Yesterday Fed Ex dropped off my new collection of quilting/embroidery designs, "Quilting Whimsy." It is a beautiful package, and when flipped over the back shows all the designs included.
I was surprised! I didn't remember doing some of them, oh my, but there is a nice selection of, yes, whimsical designs. Birds, rabbits, a sleeping cat, gingko, the mourning dove from my Alzheimer's exhibit quilt, florals, fronds, feathers, even some new styles. A square with a feather outline to use for featuring other designs or full-out embroidery, and two nice large mega-hoop designs are included.
With software and your embroidery module you can make some amazing combinations and effects with the individual motifs. Be creative!
Bernina has this featured on their website and blog, http://www.berninausa.com/ and will have a sample quilt at Houston Market and Festival - go check it out! It is very heirloom and lovely, and doesn't look 'machine made' or computer-y at all.
Oliver has been helping me with many things lately, and daily he is changing and growing, his personality evolving. I think he feels secure here now, and has that cat sense that he will be here always. His early life included many places and experiences so our dull routine seems to suit him just fine. He sneaked outside when the door was open a second too long and the thrill of it kept him flying around the house for hours. He was only out there 6 seconds tops, but wow, the excitement.
Below, he is channeling our Arnie, who was our only cat who crossed his paws so elegantly. He looks perfectly coordinated on the quilt too, imagine that. Oliver just began doing this, and of course in the same spots where Arnie sat. Arnie would have loved this little guy.