Thanks to all of you who emailed me to make sure things were okay here. I really appreciate all of you. While I didn't get to many blogs this summer, I was thinking about you.
Not only was I not blogging this summer, I also wasn't doing any sewing! Blasphemy! I didn't realize how much I hadn't done until one day mid August when I noticed that my sewing machine was unplugged. It had been unplugged since the middle of June when we had a lightening storm. But....I think I have my mojo back and have actually finished up 2 quilts that were in the making last spring. I'll be sharing those with you very soon.
Now...on to the giveaway I promised you so very long ago.
Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin had a wonderful booth at Quilt Market in May. 70, yes, SEVENTY, new designs. Don't know how she does it all. Anyway, she generously offered some patterns for a giveaway. I've also added some patterns and a little wool too!
On with the show.
I love anything "red" and with embroidery too. Wow, what a combo!
These next few pics are of "A Year in Stitches" These are the 12 patterns that Stacy donated for the giveaway. Check out how many different ways you could incorporate them into your own style.
Darling pillow project.
Sorry, this picture is out of order and I can't seem to move it up one! Geesh, you can tell how long I've been away... Anyway, you could really use your imagination here and work these designs up into something really cute!
This "Live Simply" series of patterns is so cute. First, you make the main design and then add the monthly little mats to the center of the background. So dang cute!
Who doesn't love gingerbread men?
These little mats combine cottons n wool. (What could be better) :)
And if cottons n wool isn't your cuppa tea, how about some cotton and embroidery?
Darling little star pillows to add to your holiday decorating.
Here's the gang having lots of laughs. That's Stacy on the left, then me, Karen, and Sandy (no blog). Not sure where Anna was. She must have taken the picture.
Oops, again...out of order. Do you know how long this post is taking me? That will teach me to be away so long!
Anyway, these are really cute little designs that can be used in numerous ways. Mats, pincushions, or hanging on the new smaller version of the wire stand. See the little snowman in the upper right? Well, that pattern is part of the giveaway too!
As you can see, I didn't get pictures of all 70 designs, so you'll need to head on over to Stacy's website and check everything out. She just told me that she's been designing like crazy and will have MORE new designs shortly. Good grief, does she ever sleep?
So, thanks for hanging in there for the good stuff. This is the giveaway. There are the 12 patterns for the calendar series, the little snowman pattern, and then I've thrown in the 12 patterns for the "Wool & Needle Handwork Series BOM". (These are the ones that I was been blogging about, way back when. The ones that our Woolies group has been working on). I'm finished with all of mine, so thought I'd share the patterns with you. Also, I've thrown in a little bundle of wool!
Whew....now that I've finally reached the end, just tell me what Fall TV shows you're excited to see. New or old. For me, it's "The Following". So suspenseful. Oh, and I can't even tell you how glad I am to see the new judges on American Idol. I have to say that I couldn't even bear to watch last season with Nikki and Mariah. (Randy was never a favorite either) Go, J Lo, Keith and Harry!
I'll do the giveaway this week, so that means you'll be hearing from me again, really soon! :)