September 18, 2010

Sophisticated Scissors and E-Patterns

Don't they look pretty?  Darlene made this adorable little fob for my scissors.  She's such a sweetheart -- always doing the nicest things.  Thanks you so much, Darlene.  I'll really enjoy using my "fancy" scissors.
 Did you know that Martingale & Company is now offering e-patterns?  You can download a .pdf version of the Kitchen Sink quilt from my book, Scrap-Basket Surprises.  There are patterns available from lots of other books, too -- just hop over here and check them out.  The price is very reasonable, and you don't have to wait! 


 Hope you're having a terrific weekend!

Kim

23 comments:

Sherri said...

I think e-patterns are only going to get more popular...thanks for letting us know about them! Also...the sophisticated scissors look great with their new scissor fob!

Barb said...

I love e-patterns....talk about instant gratification.

Cute fob!

Darlene said...

I saw that on the Martingale website and thought it was a fabulous idea.

I'm glad you like your fob - your scissors are styling. LOL It's a thank you from my heart to your hands - I appreciate your participation in my hug quilt last fall. :-)

Wendy said...

Way cool scissors fob! Thanks for the heads up on the Martingale e-patterns ... comes in handy when there's no mail on Sunday :) ... don't need the e-pattern for your Kitchen Sink since I already own YOUR book :) ... may have to have it e-signed ... {ha ha ha ha}

Vivian said...

What a sweet present from Darlene. Your scissors are striking and elegant, dressed up with their jewelry.
Thanks for the info about the e-patterns. What in the world did we do before computers and all the speedy things we can do with them?

Ginger Patches said...

What a great fob...it matches your scissors perfectly. Darlene is a sweetie :) I love that pattern, it may be the next one I make from your book. They're all so awesome it's hard to decide :)

Carol said...

Pretty, pretty scissors! Darlene is such a sweetie! Thanks for letting us know about the Martingale site...what a great idea!

Stephanie said...

Darlene has made many blog friends happy. She's a sweet and generous lady. In this age of technology it's a smart move to offer ePatterns. I know for certain the international blogging/crafting community prefers them as it's quick, convenient, and no shipping charges.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I've been on the receiving end of Darlene's kindness a couple of times and those scissors are soooo pretty.

E-patterns are great and as some people have mentioned ..... instant gratification. Did they choose "Kitchen Sink" at random or is that the most popular pattern in your book? It was the first pattern I did so that's why I'm asking.

Have a great Sunday!

Quilt Hollow said...

I noticed Martingale mentioning this the other day and hadn't realized one was yours! I think it is something we all will see more of. Darlene treated you nicely too!

Terry said...

I got one of Darlene's beautiful fobs too! And I have to make that pattern one of these days...I already have the book...just have to find some time somewhere! LOL

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

What a wonderful gift!!

Computer is being fixed today..then I can retrieve your phone number and call you. Wheww I have questions for sure.

Oh November is the month my club is making the Bali Star quilt. A partial of the unfinished quilt will be posted on my blog this week. It is really going to be lovely.

Pat

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

What a nice gift! Luky you :o)
Thanks for sharing the link to the e-patterns, I'll go check it out ;o)
Hope you'll have a great and creative new week,
Laila

Millie said...

I love e-patterns. I have to go and check it out, Kim.
The gift from Darlene is so cute...enjoy!

Wendy said...

A little bling for your scissors. I'll have to check out the Epatterns that's new.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you got a pretty fob too. Darlene is so generous.
I will check out the Epatterns. Cool idea.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh I love the pretty fob. ...and you know I love your header. So cute to see kitty! Love kitty! I didn't know this about the e-patterns but I love the idea. I'd rather have that as opposed to pattern packets all over the place although, all things being equal - I do much prefer books to peruse. :) Warmly, *karendianne.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky girl -- you got a goody from Darlene! I love the fabric you're using in your Old Barn quilt-along too!

SueR said...

I am really beginning to like e-patterns. I have a digital magazine subscription too. Wish more companies would offer the choice.

Karen said...

How did I miss this post??? The fob is adorable!! Congrats on being chosen for an e-pattern. Haven't heard of that, but it sounds like a good idea. Miss you..

John'aLee said...

I see that more and more designers are going the 'e' route.
Your fob is so lovely. We are so lucky all of us to have such great quilting friends!

Anonymous said...

E-patterns sound like a great idea! I was honored to see that you added my Schnibbles Contest quilt to your flickr favorites! I was so excited to see that you liked it! Scrap Basket Surprises is wonderful and I enjoy reading your blog. I'd like to join in the blog fun once I figure out how it all works! - Michele

Sinta Renee said...

Thanks for the heads up about the patterns Kim! What a sweet gift you recieved from your special friend:)