I felt slightly . . . VERY SLIGHTLY . . . more motivated in the Sweat Shop tonight. I got started a little late though. I'm not a big baseball fan, but living in northern California and being surrounded by big baseball fans, I couldn't help but watch some of the World Series game while having dinner, and then lingering in the living room with Hubby, watching until the game ended. Go GIANTS!
So, eventually I made it into the Sweat Shop, but I don't really have anything to show you yet since I spent much of my time looking at stuff and figuring out what I wanted to do next. I finally settled on the Country Cottages BOM (by Shabby Fabrics)--I last finished August, so I have September and October to catch up on. And, by the time I turned out the Sweat Shop light, I had the fabrics picked out and had started prep on the September block. I think my applique finger is just about ready to go back into battle. So . . . another day or two, and maybe I'll have something to show.
In the meantime, I realized when I was looking through my stuff that I'd never done a giveaway of the Little Bites pattern, Speck. Remember I made this one?
I still haven't quilted it but I will . . . eventually. The pattern gives a couple different options for making "X"s or "O"s, and some people, as you may have seen on Sinta's or Sherri's blogs when they had the "parade" at the beginning of October, did a combination of both or made the blocks into table runners and other things--there are lots of options. And these Little Bites patterns use the new precuts that measure 2-1/2"--if you have some and wondered what to do with them, now you know! OR, you could do what I did and cut a charm pack into 2-1/2" squares--each 5" charm makes four 2-1/2" small squares.
So, are you interested? If so, you just need to do two things: (1) Leave me a comment telling me you'd like to be entered in the drawing and (2) come back here on Sunday to see whose name I picked when I closed the drawing on Saturday night. Because I won't contact you directly--you have to come back and check. Silly, I know, but at least I know the people who win my drawings are people who actually VISIT me here and aren't just people searching for random giveaways, right? It's kind of like "you must be present to win."
If you're interested in these little patterns and don't win mine, or even if you DO win, you might want to check out Carrie Nelson's blog--she's been making up some cute Little Bites pattern projects HERE. Good inspiration for other things to do with these patterns. You can also purchase these patterns direct from Carrie Nelson HERE. [And did you see the link she has in that blog post to a free variation on the Tidbit pattern? Yep, she's good that way.] Oh, and you can also buy from her PDF/emailed versions of each of these patterns, so it's just like being in a quilt shop and buying a pattern right then and there, except you don't have to drive anywhere or even comb your hair. No waiting for the mail unless that's the way you'd prefer to get your patterns.
So, anyway, if you want a chance to win Speck, leave me a comment and tell me you want it. Thanks for visiting me!