Eeeek! No sewing was done today, and I have that class coming up on Saturday with much to do to prepare! I'm going to have to work extra hard all week to get ready. So what did I do all day instead? I cleaned! I'll need to take some photos of the Sweat Shop to show you soon--it's starting to look much nicer in there now. And the rest of the house doesn't look too bad either, come to think of it.
Today I sorted through quilting books, and I have three piles--a pile that's going to Goodwill (because the content of the books doesn't outweigh the weight/cost to ship them), a pile that I'll list in my Etsy shop, and a pile to give away here on my blog.
I also sorted through patterns again--and did a more complete job this time. In fact, I came up with a few more to give away.
Best of all though--or maybe not, depending--I found all kinds of stuff I'd like to make for fall! Woo-hoo! That's partly what the post title refers to. But first I have a whole lot of things I want to finish up this month. And I've gotten all that stuff sorted better too! I even got the Hometown Christmas rows I've done up on the design wall so I can see what's left to work on. And that's partly what the post title refers to too--all the things I want to get finished!
Okay, now for giveaway "stuff." First, let's see who won the little wool kit, shall we? Well, it's BJ! Congratulations, BJ! Please email me your mailing address and I'll put it in the mail to you!
Now for some new giveaway "stuff." I'll draw names on Wednesday night and post the winners on the Wednesday night/Thursday post--make sure you come back to see if you've won! And, like before, you can ask to be put into more than one giveaway, but please leave separate comments for each giveaway, okay?
GIVEAWAY #1: Weekend Quilt Projects book--cute, fairly fast projects with a country appeal. Although the book is a bit older, most of the patterns are still attractive and can be updated with newer fabrics.
GIVEAWAY #2: Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts by Pam Bono. Again, an older book but many of the patterns would look great in newer fabrics.
GIVEAWAY #3: Again, older books but this time, two of them! Simple patterns with some piecing and some applique.
GIVEAWAY #4: Do you like chickens? I DO! I went through a BIG chicken phase at one time and collected masses of them. I need to be pare down my collection a little bit though. So in this giveaway, there are two chicken patterns--one with Santa Claus and one without. Oh, and Santa has other barnyard animals. Kind of goofy but cute too, you know?!
Giveaway #5: House Sampler pattern. Kind of says it all, doesn't it? I have a friend who gets bored making the same block over and over again, and I can't help but think this is a good pattern for someone who wants to make different blocks but end up with a cohesive whole quilt in the end.
Because I was so busy today, I had Hubby get some Chinese fast food for dinner. Here's my fortune--
I don't think this applies to a person with a blog, do you?! Sheesh! Getting told to shut up by a fortune cookie! So much for my international fame! I guess it doesn't extend to China.
I had a couple comments today from bloggers who have been hard at work and have finishes to share, and I'll post those tomorrow along with a link to another blogger who's having a giveaway, so come on back!