I got home late from work tonight, because I needed to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things. The first thing I did was to head to my bedroom to change my shoes for slippers and discard my work clothes in favor of "play clothes." Hubby was in the living room, watching TV before dinner, Stitch was outside, and Spike . . . well, I'm not sure where she was. All of a sudden I heard a LOUD, loooooooong crashing sound, although I didn't hear anything that sounded like glass breaking. I headed out of the bedroom and down the hall. Hubby called from the living room, "Was that you?" "No," I answered, "It wasn't me. Not exactly." I stood in the doorway of the room I'm in now--our computer/craft/office room--and gazed in horror at the piles of quilt patterns EVERYWHERE! All over the floor, all over the desk, EVERYWHERE!
I like to store my patterns--the quilt patterns I design and sell--in wicker baskets on a couple of shelves in the office. Somehow--and although I don't think Spike had anything to do with it, but if it wasn't her, I'm certain it was a ghost--one of the shelves had given up and the brackets had pulled out of the wall, spilling the baskets and all their contents all over--and you can probably imagine how those slick, plastic pattern covers slide!
I really, REALLY didn't want to deal with the mess tonight, but I knew if I didn't, I surely wouldn't be able to sit down in front of the computer to pick and announce the winner of the Schnibbles Summer Day pattern. So, after dinner and after a little unwind time in the Sweat Shop, I tackled the mess. Finally, all the patterns are back in their baskets, and I'll let Soccer Son--the man with all the tools the professionals use--put the shelf back up on the wall for me. That way, if it ever comes down again, I can blame someone else, instead of myself. Obviously my carpentry skills aren't what I thought they were--or was it the ghost? See? Easier to blame anyone but myself!
Okay, but it isn't all about me, is it? For just a second, it will be about you--well, ONE of you anyway. The winner of the pattern. And for that, I picked Donna of So Sew Crafty. Donna thought she'd like to make the quilt with Sunrise Sunset batiks by Holly Taylor. Email me your mailing address, Donna, and I'll get the pattern in the mail to you.
Thank you all for the compliments on my version of the quilt. I now have at least three Schnibbles tops that need quilting. I'd better put that near the top of my "to do" list before I get further behind! What's on your "to do" list?