Sunday was spent FINALLY packing Santa off to the North Pole--he had certainly worn out his welcome this year, although I put off doing it because I knew it would be an arduous and tedious job. I would MUCH, much rather have hidden out in the Sweat Shop, creating the next project I've been thinking about. My feet hurt, my back hurts, and I want to go soak in a hot tub, but it sure is nice to look around and see a clean house, Valentine's Day decorations, and just a touch of spring here and there--even if it IS just wishful thinking for now.
And even though I didn't get into the Sweat Shop (except to clean it), I DO have something quilty for show and tell.
This is quilt number 1 of my 11 in '11 challenge--10 to go to meet my goal! I had pieced this one a long time ago--in fact, it was the first one I made; later I published the pattern for a smaller Halloween version called Eye of the Beast--I think you can probably see the "eye" part, right? It sure feels good to get it quilted and bound.
I bet you're trying to be patient with me, but inside you're screaming, "Well who won already! Get ON with it!" Okay, okay, I get it.
The winner of the Fat Quarter Shop's $50 gift certificate is Mrs. Philadelphia. Congratulations, Nancy! Vickie will get in touch with you by email to give you the details. Can we have a round of applause for Kimberly and all the other Fat Quarter Shop people? I'm totally impressed that they offered to make this such a fun blog tour by donating many of the prizes!
The winner of the second prize--a kit with the fabric necessary to make the runner I designed--is Sandra Coleman Clarke! Woooo-hooo Sandra! (Or is it Sandy?) Please email me directly with your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail to you on Tuesday.
Thank you all for participating--I had a blast and I hope you found a fun project or two. And don't forget to join the Flickr group and post photos of your projects--we'd really love to see them!