Some of you commented on my new photo--my second in the series of nude self portraits. Yes, a few people have told me recently they were bored with the first nude photo, so since I'd had a lovely beauty treatment yesterday, I thought it was too good to waste the opportunity. What do you think? Happy? Perky? My dad used to call me Twinkle Toes--that was back in the day when I was taking tap and ballet lessons. Of course, he usually followed that up by commenting I had two left feet. Dads!
And yes, I did get down on the floor for the photo shoot--and got back up again afterward. And lived to tell about it. Yep, I've still got it! It was my thought that by putting my feet up in the air, gravity would do its job, and they'd look better. Can't say it did much for the looks of my thighs, but then they're not in the photo!
Another new thing--as some of you noticed, the counter turned over. Someone asked if it could be working properly. I have no clue. I think I have a lot of people stopping in to read my blog but not a lot of you comment. That's okay--I do the same thing. If I have something to say, I say it; otherwise, I'm just happy to have stopped in and read whatever it is someone has to say. I do know that the counter information tells me it only counts each IP address once in each 24-hour period, so coming back multiple times doesn't affect the count.
I DO think there have been more people stopping in to read it than usual--initially, I thought it wouldn't turn over until tomorrow. But maybe it's that new nude self-portrait. You'd be surprised by what people search for in blogs! That may have brought readers in by the boatloads.
So, anyway, we had six people guess the right date: Barb, Miriam, Ronelle, Nancy E, Fiesta, and Happy Cottage Quilter. Add to that Anna (Quilt Mom) who tipped me off that the counter turned. If any of you go back and look at the comments and see that I've left anyone off who guessed August 22nd, please let me know. I'll put all these names into a drawing and announce the winner tomorrow night. If the winner is here in the US, she can pick either a box of fabric leftovers/scraps OR a kit of my Changing Leaves pattern; if the winner is outside the US, she'll get the kit (shipping the box of scraps would cost a fortune!).
There's a photo of what's in the kit--there's all the wool, the cotton fabric, the pattern (of course), batting, backing, etc., etc., etc. Pretty much, all that you'd need.
Since I'm feeling more like eating these days, Hubby pulled out the last frozen apple pie from last year's apple pie baking season, and I baked it last night. Yum! It's hard to believe August is nearly over and fall is right around the corner--and for us, fall means another season for heading up to Apple Hill and bringing back apples and all kinds of fall goodies!
Speaking of August marching along, here's my newest finish--the Halloween version of my Fireworks! pattern. I didn't have a place to lay it all the way out, so I just draped it over the chair. I think you can pretty much figure out what it looks like, right?
And, since the weekend is here, I just might have another finish (or two?!) to cross off my list tomorrow! Stay tuned and find out!
Oh, and because tomorrow's Sunday and it's August--tomorrow night I'll announce another giveaway of some type--something (or someTHINGS) I've found in the Sweat Shop and want to pass along to someone else. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'll see you back here soon!