Saturday, November 19, 2011


Chronicle Books is hosted a $500 giveaway in *swoon* books!

Here's the haul I would get with the winnings:

World of Geek Craft (19.95)
1->2->3 Sew (24.95)
Amy Butler’s Style Stitches (29.95)
Whip Up Mini Quilts (24.95)
Subversive Cross Stitch (14.95)
The Exquisite Book (29.95)
The Orphan of Awkward Falls (16.99)
Little Bits Quilting Bee (24.95)
Denyse Schmidt Quilts (24.95)
Microworlds (19.95)
The Big Book of Casseroles (19.95)
Plenty (35.00)
Noodles Every Day (22.95)
Show and Tell (24.99)
Chuck Dugan is AWOL (19.95)
The Golden Mean (17.95)
The Doorbells of Florence (18.95)
Alexandria (19.95)
Sabine’s Notebook (17.95)
Griffin & Sabine (19.95)
Ten Little Zombies (9.95)
Food Play (16.95)
D.I.Y Delicious (24.95)

Total: $500.98

They'll also give $500 to the charity of the winner's choosing.
I'd choose it to go First Book. They give new books to kids in need.
Having seen schools as a student teacher that barely had a library and having been blessed with parents who rarely had to say no to a book purchase or a a visit to a well stocked library, I know how much of an impact having books can have. Anyway, First Book is active both in the US and Canada and has given away over 85 million books so far.

Oh..and as if that wasn't awesome enough, they will pick a winner from the folks who comment on the winner's post.
So, comment, y'all! I might win, and so might you!

overdue post...

Well, I *meant* to post my finish on Friday.

I actually had finished it on Thursday.

Here's my Dead Simple:
Dead Simple finish

I caught up (very late last night) on my Skill Builder blocks:
skill builder, #16, 17, 18 (my 17,18, 19)

Here they all all together:
Skill Builder blocks 1-19

I got my last Nubee block done and mailed:
Nubee Block Nov for quiltanti

I've gotten some lovely packages this week.

My pincushion from the Sewn Spaces swap came from edyB1 with added goodies
Pincushion, Sewn Spaces Swap
(It's kind of hard to see in my pic, but she used this really cute cricket fabric!)

A while back I won a gift certificate to Marmalade Fabrics.
I finally decided what to get:
mmm....Marmalade win
I had been lusting after the viewmaster fabric for a while now, and it was on sale!

Gen X sponsored a Japanese charm swap...I shall be petting these pretties for a while.
Gen X Japanese Charm Swap 2

Craft Buds sponsored an Aqua, Yellow, and Gray swap.
Aqua and Yellow Charm Swap

Still on tap for this weekend:
cutting fabric for mom's quilt
cutting the pieces (and making the fronts) of 5 pouches for friends
New Bee on the Block block
cut into fabric (catch up 4 blocks) with the Gen X QAL
cut fabric for at least 2 241 bags to sew on Friday
sort packages for my Black, White, and Gray swap...AS SOON AS TWO PACKAGES GET HERE. (I'm impatient to sort and want to get them out on Friday)

*sigh* There is probably more.