Thursday, January 21, 2010
I feel like Drew Barrymore at the Golden Globe Awards – hyperventilating and so giddy that she forgot all the things she wanted to say when she won her award! (By the way, what WERE those spiny little things doing on her shoulder and waist?) I had all these wonderful things to say about winning my FIRST giveaway, but, alas, they have slipped my mind!
I do want to send a shout of thanks to Karen of Sew Many Ways for giving so generously in celebration of her one-year blogiversary. It feels odd to receive a gift from someone who is the one deserving of the gift! And what a wonderful gift she gave – not one, but TWO packs of Warm and Natural cotton batting!
Cutie Pinwheel, about a sewing/quilting goal for 2010. I actually hadn’t made any resolutions or goals, and didn’t plan on it, until she shared with me hers. I got to thinking that maybe it would be good for me to set myself a quilting goal, too. I had already decided that this year I would not be making any bed quilts to sell in my shop because they are just to hard to unload – custom quilts are a better way to go, that way the customer can choose their pattern and color scheme. Anyway, I still love to quilt and my patchwork quillows sell wonderfully, especially near the holidays. Each year I make about 15 of them and they are all gone by the start of the next year. Plus, it gives me something to hand quilt while watching TV (I’m not a huge fan of machine quilting large items). A quillow is basically just a quilt, usually about 42” wide by 70” long and but it has a pocket at one of the ends where you can fold the quilt up tuck it into this pocket and it then becomes a decorative pillow.
Karen’s gift of batting fits my needs perfectly!
Thank you, Karen, for your extreme generosity and your friendship! I wish you many more TTT blogs!!! I also hope someday I have HALF as many followers as you do! :)
Pioneer Woman and I will be a complete woman!!!