Sunday, September 14, 2014

Playing Catch Up...and a Giveaway!

Sorry I've been an AWOL blogger.  I'm fighting off bronchitis, and, frankly, all I've wanted to do is sleep when I've not been working.

Needless to say, not much quilting has been going on here.  When I've been crafty, it's been an ADHD kind of crafty, switching gears every 20 minutes.  Yesterday, I started my Dr. Who sampler, knitted while watching Dr. Who and hand quilted one block (yup, just one tiny block) on the Tula City Sampler that I basted last week.  Not sure how much more is going to get done this last month of my FAL quarter.  Lots in being worked on, but lots sitting partly done.

I *HAVE* finished a bunch, but I haven't posted it here.  I've mostly been living on Instagram.  Here are some that didn't make it here before....

Classic and Modern QAL, Sept blocks
Classic Mod Sept blocks

Crazy and Twisted traveling quilt finished!
Crazy Twisted Finish

Heal Quilt top
Heal Top

Expect to see some new projects in progress, as I gave in to two swaps on IG.  #makeadalekmakeafriend and I'm in Kay's group from the #igminiswap.
I also treated myself to the Angled Camp from Rachel over at Stitched in Color.
Her classes are fab.
Liberated Floating Wedges top

Which brings me to the Giveaway!  As you know, dear readers (reader?), I like to pattern test.  I pattern tested for the awesome Jess at The Elven Garden.

Here's my version of her Roundabout quilt.  (I did a mini version that was given away for the #schnitzelandboomini exchange over on IG.)

Schnitzel&Boo mini!

She's letting me give away a copy of her pattern!

I'll randomly pick someone Friday, Sept 19 at 8pm.  No massive hoop jumping.  Just leave me a comment telling me a book I should read or something that makes you happy.  If you don't win or can't wait, her pattern is available in her craftsy site.


  1. Something that makes me happy ... starting again from the beginning, reading Patrick O'Brian's nautical series, starting with Master & Commander. Knowing I have 20 incredible books ahead of me, familiar but always something new to be discovered. Good friends, good bedtime reading, and reliable "it's 3am and i can't sleep" safe reading. A gift from the universe.

  2. So many good books. Where do I start? The Dinner, We Have to Talk About Kevin, Five Quarters of the Orange, Rules of Civility, all the books by Jo Nesbo. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I haven't a clue what you should read. Sorry. Don't apologize for your blog being quiet. Get rested ; )
    Piecing hexagons makes me happy

  4. I'm not sure what type of books you like but I'm really looking forward to reading edge of eternity by Ken Follett, it's only just come out and it's the final book in a trilogy..

  5. Seeing my quilts around the house - not all with any particular use, but making them selves look pretty. That makes me happy! Thanks for the giveaway - I love jess' patterns

  6. What a beautiful quilt!
    what makes me happy.....seeing my quilts being loved and used.

  7. I don't read much, aside from childrens book. That said, the last adult book I read was The Help and it was quite good. Currently reading Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to my son (first time for me too!) and enjoying it. It's fun reading children's classics that I missed as a kid! Hope you're feeling well again soon.

  8. Anita Blake Series (Laurell K Hamillton), The Good Thief's Guide... (Chris Ewan) and The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) are all good,

  9. My babies make me happy! But they also make it hard to read, so sadly no recommendations from me...

  10. I read science books for the most part but watching the birds outside my window sure makes me happy each day.

  11. Books - oh my goodness I'm the worlds biggest bookworm! I will read just about anything! If you like murder/mysteries then you'll enjoy Karen Robards or any of the J.D. Robb "In Death" series also has some romance but overall its an awesome series (about 18 or books so far, or something like that).

  12. I love the Mary Russel books by Laurie King.

  13. Just one day by Gayle Forman is my favorite book :)