Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When it rains ...

Wow, after complaining about not winning any giveaways, I just won my second in less than a week ... and it's a GOOD one!

I won a custom-made embroidered pillow from the insanely talented Rita of Free-Falling. I first met Rita during my first Craftster swap and we've become fast swap buddies. I even lured her into my SewConnected groups and have gotten her hooked on mini quilt swaps.

Want to hear the freakiest thing? I was the first comment. I mean, really ... when does comment #1 ever win these things?? Well, I did, and I can't be more excited about it. Thanks a ton, Rita!

In other news, I've been working hard to not only get my giveaway winners' packages out (they're both on their way, finally!), but trying to make progress on my still-growing Christmas gift list. THIS has been a major, major time suck. I sure hope it's worth it when I am done! Pictures soon, if I don't throw it out the window first ...

I'm also binding up my "words" mini-quilt for Sonja in the 6-12" Mini Quilt Swap group. Yeah, yeah ... I know it was November's quilt, but Sonja and I mutually agreed to lift any deadline pressures for this one. I think it will be worth the wait ... I can't wait to show you all what I made. Pictures of that soon, too.

About the only thing I have to show pictures of tonight is the few blocks that I've completed for the Lap Quilt Swap IV over on Craftster.
These first 3 blocks I made for myself, with some of the fabrics that I selected for my own quilt. I stuck with some basic 9-patch blocks, mostly because I was making sure that the fabrics were working well together. I really like them and I'm excited to see what everyone else does with my fabrics.



And here are the first 3 blocks I've made for others. 3 down, 19 to go!



Hope you're all having a great week.

9 comments:

  1. I like your lap quilt swap blocks - I'm sure the recipients will too!
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Hi, i just discovered your blog! How cool that you sew/quilt! I love all the bags you make too. Anyways just thorght I'd drop you a line and say hi, have a great christmas. cheers Leah

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  3. Wow, look at all those triangles! you are WAY more brave than me! They look great though, good job!

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  4. Wow you've been busy! I'm just trying to finish one little Christmas quilt around here.

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  5. Congratulations on the win! I love what you are working on, but can't wait to see the cell phone/ laptop bags.

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  6. congrats john...good things come to those who wait! how's the present factory going?

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  7. Wow, my block looks so pretty up there! You've been really busy! Take a deep breath Christmas is almost here. Oh and congrats on the big wins!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  8. I really like that second lap-quilt-swap block with the pink and green and turquoise. Very nice use of the colors!

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  9. Yay! I'm so glad you won too, John, and I'm so happy to have met you through the last craftster swap! We'll be swap buddies for a long time! I have lots of idea for what to embroider for you!

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