I'm feeling slightly better today, and I think it's because it rained a little. And that means that this is probably some horrible allergy thing and not a cold. I'm not sure why that makes me feel a little better, but it does--beside the fact that I feel a little better anyway. I really DO need to go shopping for some kind of allergy medication though so I can see if I can feel a LOT better.
Anyway, I felt well enough--or maybe it's just that I was having withdrawals--to get back into the Sweat Shop tonight. I'm anxious to truly finish the Comfort and Joy quilt, so that's what I worked on. I had already made enough bias "vines," so I didn't need to worry about that, but I needed to make all the other parts as well as a few extras, because I decided I need a few more berries and leaves in the upper corner that I showed you the other day.
That pile of red berries, though? I still have to "prep" those. But the other pieces are all turned under and starched and ready to be glued down. So, I'm getting close. And do you know what that means? Yes, it means I'm about ready to find a new home for the pattern. Are you interested? This time it's open to those of you living in the U.S. and Canada--I'm pretty sure I can afford the postage for that. And if you've seen the other Comfort & Joy quilts made by my group, you know that this quilt can be made in darker, "country" or "prim" fabrics. In fact, the pattern shows both colorways, so you can look at the options and pick the one you like best.
What do you have to do? Leave me a comment letting me know you want a chance to win the pattern. Simple, eh? Tomorrow is my "blogging day off," so I'll be back the next day to announce a winner. Yes, that means I'll pick a random winner late on Saturday night and the name will be announced on Sunday's blog post. And in case you're a new reader or just stumbled in on your way by, you should be aware that my "rule" is that you have to come back here, see that you've won, and email me your mailing address. It's kind of like those contests where they say you "must be present to win." And if the winner doesn't claim the pattern by next Thursday, I'll do this again, although there's only been a couple times when a winner hasn't come forward. So good luck!