I finished up the last of the Christmas decorating today and then I worked on the apples. Remember my excursion to Apple Hill a couple weeks ago? Well, I've had half a box of apples sitting in my garage since, waiting for me to find time to bake them into scrumptious treats. I tooks some photos, but I haven't uploaded them yet--I'll show you what I made later. But I have to tell you that as I'm writing this post, I'm eating a half of one of those little pies I showed you before--but apple this time instead of blackberry. Still, yum! Especially with a little ice cream on top.
There's always so much to do at this time of the year, and the weekends just pass too quickly, don't they? I've been working on another quilt project that I'm anxious to get done--it will be my "10 of 11 in '11" because it's one I started about ten years ago, and if I finally get it finished, it will be quite an accomplishment!
Some of you asked me to demonstrate that swirly quilting design you've seen in some of my projects, like the Christmas quilt. I'm using it again in the current project, and I've taken photos. So a tutorial should be along sometime this week.
Now you're probably wondering about the winner of the pillow stitchery kit, right? Well, it's Karen of Briarside Lane. She said, "Yes, I DO remember this pillow and thought, 'Oh, how cute, and I wonder if I could make one up simply from your photo.' Now you have one to give away. I'd love the kit... thanks for the chance." Karen, email me your mailing address and I'll get this out to you quickly.
Now, another little giveaway. As I'm cleaning stuff out, I'm hoping to find homes from some of the things I don't have room for--at some point, you just have to quilter-up and realize you're never going to make all the things that have caught your attention. So, in the next week or two, I'll probably be giving away some random things, like patterns and maybe some orphan blocks or projects. This giveaway though, isn't quite like that. When I was putting up the Christmas things, I realized that somehow I had ended up with two of these books:
The book is used and is a couple years old, so maybe I picked it up somewhere, thinking I'd give it to a quilting friend, and it somehow ended up on my bookshelf. This is the book about a fugitive slave, Joanna, who makes her way to Elm Creek Farm. If you'd like a chance to win--and again, you'll need a US postal address--please leave me a comment indicating you want to be entered in the drawing. I'll pick a winner tomorrow night and make the announcement on Tuesday's post.
As this weekend is just about over, it's time for me to get ready for bed. Thanks for stopping by to visit!
CONTEST CLOSED--WINNER BEING SELECTED AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED.