....that the blog is falling behind! Actually it was that the "blogger" has fallen behind in the blog....I somewhat agree, but it's not to say I haven't been busy doing STUFF!
Actually, besides the big Anniversary Sale, I've been drowning in a sea of paperwork trying to get things up to date - kinda like at tax season multiplied by 1,000! Haven't had any quality quilting time in months!
So tonight I will take a little time to blog and share with you the winners of our Rooster Stew Challenge! There were four entries - one in the Pieced Challenge and the other three in the Art Challenge.....and the winners are:-
1st Prize for Pieced goes to Marion -
1st Prize for Art - Lise
and, drumroll, drumroll - tied for 2nd Place - Elaine and Carol
Naturally, we were a little disappointed to see only 4 entries but everyone was a winner! Some complained about the chosen fabrics but all in all these four did very well! Hopefully next year we'll have a better response.......
So - a couple of boxes arrived today - with fabric I think, hopefully we'll get a chance to see what's in them. Barb's on her own tomorrow for a good portion of the day - I have to attend a funeral tomorrow morning, a friend's mother passed away - she was just shy of her 101st Birthday! She was a lovely lady and she'll be missed. A number of years ago I was priveleged to receive a gift of some very delicate old buttons from her. I had always intended to make something for her and use the buttons - but life happens, and we get busy, and things end up on that proverbial back burner! It never got done, however, now maybe I can come up with a project in her memory and pass it on to my friend and her family......in hopes that they will appreciate it!
At the moment, finding the buttons would be a major miracle as everything is packed and they are probably in a box somewhere in the living room of the new townhouse just waiting patiently for me to unpack them! Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later......
In the meantime, I decided it was a night to do laundry so have been down in the studio working on Country Haven (a project I put down over a year ago!) and have been making good progress! I now have 4 of 6 rows done! I think there's definitely more laundry in my future! It was so relaxing to get back on track and work on something! I have really missed it....I've been doing the odd hand applique but I really was missing my machine work.....
Friday night is Applique Club so I will take my applique with me and Saturday and Sunday are the Hillary Rice days at the store - she's doing a 2 day seminar - the class is full but if you have the time to stop by and take a peek at what the class will be up to - you really should, besides, I'm sure the new fabrics will be out by then too! In the meantime, I won't make any promises about when I will next update you (hopefully soon!) but I will wish you all -