I threw all the names in bowl and let the husband draw one out.....it's Anne from Doll's Musings - congratulations Anne! I've sent you an email and will mail your winnings when I hear back from you with your mailing address. Thanks to one and all for entering the contest, I'm only sorry everyone couldn't win.
Not a whole lot to share today, I'm still making progress on Halloween Rules, almost done with #3 of the 12 rules, they move along pretty quickly. I like working on this project in the evenings while watching TV because it's on 32-ct and that's easier for me to see using regular lighting. I usually work on projects that are on higher count linens in my sewing room/office where my big Daylight magnifier is.
I finished up some little bags this weekend. I saw this cute pattern in a quilt store and I just had to make some. The pattern is called "Bridget's Bagettes". The fronts are made out of clear vinyl which lets you see what is inside. They were fun to do. They're not very big you can see but I'm going to try to enlarge the pattern and make some stitching project bags this way. You can never have too many project bags, right?
I'm happy I'm finally getting to go to a 'sew day' with my quilting buddies this Saturday. We have one each month but I've been too busy to go the last few months. It's about the only time I get any concentrated time to work on my sewing projects. We are so lucky...we meet in a community room at one of the local police stations...it's a huge room with lots of banquet tables and they let us meet there for free. Perfect for spreading out with all your stuff, laying out quilts, etc.
No word on the job situation yet....everyone is still waiting to see who gets offered jobs and who ends up leaving. Obviously, nobody feels like doing much work in the meantime although they keep dumping it on us.
I see I've gained some new followers - welcome and thanks for stopping by! I hate that Google Reader is going away....I've been using Feedly on my iPad so guess I'll just stick with that but I hate always having to learn and use new things. I don't know how to keep up anymore....Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked-In, Google+, all the iPad and iPhone apps....I find it overwhelming sometimes. I hope Blogger stays popular, I know some stitchers just post on Facebook but I've been resisting going to Facebook as I really don't have time to deal with yet another thing to check on. Even though it takes time to keep up, I don't think I could cut myself off from the online stitching community, it would feel very lonely! In fact, I can hardly remember back to the 'old days' before I was ever a member of a Yahoo group, bulletin board, or some sort of connection with other stitchers or quilters. I appreciate sharing with all of you!