The more I have to say, the easier it is to put off writing this blog. I had to jot down my thoughts before I started typing – old age – can’t remember – ha!
1. Sew Along from our book Sew Charming
And here’s the quilt we’re going to make in the Sew Along called Homey Triangles (no, we did not name these quilts). This is not difficult to make but since it involves triangle squares, I thought it was a good choice to expand the skills of a beginner. Triangle squares can be made in numerous ways and everybody has their favorite. Mine is to simply cut squares 2-3/8″ and pair them up right sides together. Connie prefers Thangles and I have to agree that this method produces the most accurate triangle squares. I think I’m going to use them for this project.
Your assignment is to pick your fabrics before Wednesday when we’ll start cutting and sewing. I want to do something with a traditional look this time so I’m using Civil War Fabrics.
You may have seen this new book from Martingale about Tabletoppers – we have a number of projects in this large book, all from previous publications but now combined with other designers’ work all located in one place! We are going to give away 4 of these books at this time.
This is how we’re going to choose the 4 winners – random numerical comments. Our web server is not very helpful – I believe I’ve mentioned this before. Recently he sent us a bill for our yearly fee a year in arrears. Seems he forgot to bill us last year and then presented 2 years total. If not paid we’d risk having our blog site removed from the server!
One of my burning questions is this – how many readers are subscribed to this blog? Seems like a reasonable question, doesn’t it? Since he won’t help me I’m asking everyone who reads this to answer this question with a yes or no. Are you going to join the Sew Along? We will pick 4 numbers at random and ask those readers who are chosen to send their mailing address to my email. You will have until Wednesday to leave a yes or no – and I’m not even really interested in your answer – just t he fact that you comment and I get a number of readers. On Wednesday we will pick and post the winners.
Since I feel homebound by frigid weather, I have quite a number of quilts to photograph and post but will need to wait for a nice calm day to hang the quilts outside. I did finish the quilt that is going with Connie on the cruise – here’s a teaser until she gets home.
Since we’re expecting snow today, I’m not going far – maybe the grocery store and that’s all. What’s new with all of you? I love to hear from you and I absolutely read every comment even though I may not return the comment. If you have asked a question or voiced a concern, check the comments section for the answer.
I can add another good book to my Thriller list – I sat at the dining room table for 5 hours yesterday in order to finish this mystery about a kidnapping. I didn’t have to play for church so I spent my free morning reading and drinking coffee. I had a terrible backache the rest of the day from sitting so long but the book was soooooo good, I simply couldn’t stop reading.
Remember – you have until Wednesday to leave a comment (even if it’s just a yes or no and you’ve never left a comment previously) to be elegible for a book.