Thanks all for staying with me even though I took some nonbloggy time. You're awesome! The winner of the quarter yard of Cosmo Cricket, the 12 Days of Christmas charm pack, and the pin cushion is Jan from Another Hatchett Job... . You have all been to amazing places this summer, we mapped it with the kids, and apparently you love owls and bicycles! Jan loves strawberries and I will be sending that off next week! Burgundy Buttons is having an incredible Christmas sale so do not miss out if you didn't win!
I had a wonderful vacation and a week or two to just be. We visited Maine and Cape Cod. It cracks me up, that by coincidence, the bicycle pincushion is from Erin McMorris's Cape Cod colorway of her Weekends collection. That is so going to a certain someone... We saw the beaches and the family. I got to visit some great quilt stores and I even got to meet Melissa of Yummy Goods. The unicorn girl as my daughter calls her! I will blog soon about each. Most excursions were an excuse to get the three kids a nap in the car and it worked! We crashed at a hotel in Manchester since the next day we had to get on a plane which was very early in the morning. Traveling will do this to the best of us...
Next month I'll have some fun tutorials that are overdue and some finished projects. I have even figured out how to sew hexagons by machine! By machine!
In other news, I have a unintentional giveaway today. I got up early and made some ice coffee to sew. (Danger....danger....) I have been making four patches for my 30s Dresden plate quilt. I cut out fifty 2 1/2 squares last night and was planning to zip them up into ten 9 patches today. I dumped the coffee everywhere! My Bernina had coffee splatter as did all my fabric. I washed the floor, machine, table, and the fabric which all came out looking great. However, I do not preshrink my fabric and I can't use any of it in the quilt. I really want that antique look when it is finished. Plus, if I use the squares, I will be reminded of 'The Incident'.
So, let me know what you will do with these prewashed 2 and 1/2 squares, 9 patch included, and I will pick the new owner of these scraps tonight.