It's been busy busy here this week, but not an iota of quilting going on. (insert frowny face here) I hope the other Short Listers are getting more done than I am!
Saturday I got up bright and early, got laundry going, unloaded the dishwasher, and loaded boxes in the car.
These are all going in the mail. Unfortunately, by the time I got the rest of the errands done, my mailing place was closed. I'll call today to see if they're open.
By the way, I love those Fat Quarter Shop boxes! I have been stockpiling them so I wouldn't have to look for boxes this month! They're sturdy, easy to tape shut -- but the best part is when they arrive on my doorstep, they have the most luscious fabric in them!!
Speaking of FQS, did everyone take advantage of their h-u-g-e sale last week! I did! I looked around for a whole day until I decided what to get. Kits are appealing to me right now since so much of my fabric has been temporarily tubbed up.
I try to make at least one Christmas quilt a year, and I fell in love with the It's Sew Emma pattern, Patchwork Forest. This one will be fun and easy to do, which translates into maybe I'll get it finished by Christmas 2013!!
Isn't it adorable?!!
I also picked up another It's Sew Emma pattern, Color Wheel.
I love the It's Sew Emma patterns. These are patterns designed by Kimberly and her staff at FQS and they're all wonderful. I love them so much that I joined the club! The patterns are tested multiple times before they're published, so I feel very secure in chopping up fabric using their recipes! Color Wheel happens to be a free pattern that Kimberly has offered. I always forget to check out the free pattern section!!
In the spirit of Christmas, I thought I would have small give-aways at least once a week for the next three weeks. Today is the Patchwork Forest pattern. I already had one and then got another one in the kit. So if you're interested in this pattern, leave a comment saying you'd like to be in the drawing. Penny will pick a winner on Thursday morning, 12/6.
Speaking of Penny - she's barely speaking to me now. A trip to the vet yesterday for a shot, a bath and a manicure. She wouldn't even look at me when they brought her out. The little snot!! When we got home, I realized that the Christmas bandana they had tied around her neck was bothering her, but she wouldn't come to me to remove it. I let her stew on that for a while, just ignored her. It took about an hour! Once that was off, she was a little happier but is still copping an attitude!
I need to remind her that Santa is making his list of who is naughty and nice!!