26 April 2010

GIVEAWAY DAY!

(some snapdragons I bought this morning)

Ahhh... I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to post in the past week or two. I had such a super-excellent day 2 fridays ago. I wanted to post so bad. But alas, I promised my next post would be the giveaway. And as a professional procrastinator, it took me a really long time to prepare. :)

Let's share a bit before we get down to the good stuff...

This is what I've been working on lately...
I love it and it's tons of fun to work on. It's going to be a pillow, but here's the thing. It works up as a parallelogram. They didn't mention this in the pattern (I'm using my Harmony Guide). I would have appreciated this being mentioned so I could, I don't know...decrease one side while increasing the other maybe? I think that might've worked. But by the time I realized it was happening, it was too late. I wasn't about to undo the whole thing! No way! I'm going to try to stretch it into a square. Maybe sew it to some fabric. We'll see...wish me luck!

I never shared the pillow cover I made for my most-excellent swap partner, Chris.
(front)(back)

I also have some pretty big plans for our yard this summer. Big big! (wish me luck on that too!) In that spirit I bought these adorable mushrooms! Aren't they sweet?Yesterday jj and I bought some railroad ties (man, they were heavy!) to keep people from driving on our yard and the next door neighbors'. They've actually ruined part of the other people's yard.
Speaking of neighbors, they're renters, and they are porch people. That's nice that they're renting a nice house with a nice porch... except my kitchen window (I love having a window over my sink) looks right at their porch. (Our homes are perpendicular to each other. We face the lake, they face the road...) They also like to have people over, hang out on the porch and talk loudly...after midnight. If I can hear them with the windows closed just think what it'll be like in the summer with the windows open! I hate this area for not having A/C. And I hate not having enough money to install one. *sigh*

Let's get on to the good stuff, shall we?


To 'celebrate' my 113th post I'm giving away 113 - 5" squares of my favorite, happy fabrics! I would love to win this, but then again, I'm me...
(this photo is of a stack I'm selling on Etsy, but I believe your stack has everything shown)

To enter, please leave a comment telling me about your summer plans. Do you have any? If my summer is your winter, how was your summer? Did you do anything special? :)

I'll contact the winner via e-mail, so please make sure you either leave it or have your blogger thing allow people to e-mail you. Or, if you have a non-blogger blog and your e-mail is on that, that's fine too. :) (Got to love how I complicate things. You all know the drill!)