Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Beaucoup Buttercups and a Giveaway
Well, my hat is off to miss Iris who was so great at the Summer Sew Along.
We all have some gorgeous Buttercup Bags to show for it.
(Aaand, she made some super-delish cheddar & dill scones, the likes of which I have never tasted!)
I thought the Buttercup Bag was a great pattern: very well written directions and just the right amount of sewing for a summer's night.
In a couple of hours I turned this...
I have the day off today and tomorrow...
I am (almost) all done with my project for the Craft Swap this Friday night.
I can't tell you what it is yet, but I AM very excited about it and I will take lots of pictures and tell you all about my project... later.
That means I have some free time for other sewing projects, like the Friendship Bag Swap.
This looks like so much fun... go check it out and I would love it if you signed up...
Maybe you will be partnered with me!
Alright, I will get to the part you are all waiting for... the Giveaway.
I find myself with an embarrassment of riches.
I told you about buying the same magazine twice, remember?
The magazine is one of my favorites: American Patchwork & Quilting, with some guh-reat patterns and ideas in there.
I loved it so much I bought it twice (whoops!).
I thought it might be nice to pass it along.
Well, I also have some fabric that was given to me recently.
I have said it before that when I (of all people) get free fabric it is not dissimilar to when celebrities get free clothes.
It's really not fair at all, but them's the breaks.
So I am spreading the wealth...
I have two caps of fabric, both from MODA.
A "cap" is what the sales people show us when a new fabric collection is introduced.
Each cap has quite a little bit of fabric on it, with samples from every design and colorway from the collection, so you know they are going to look nice together.
Our cutie-patootie MODA man Michael gave these ones to me.
(And he really is cute, too... he looks like George Clooney with perhaps a smattering of Mandy Patinkin)
They are from two different collections:
"Simplicity" by Three Sisters
and "Birdie" by Me & My Sister Designs.
What's up with the sisters-y names?
Must be the hot thang.
If you are still with me, the giveaway will be for the whole she-bang:
The magazine and the 2 collections of fabric samples (and that is a LOT of fabric, let me warn you!)
To be entered for the Giveaway, just leave me a nice little comment and I will have my own personal random number generator (Ollie) pick a number on Saturday night.
Alrighty, I am off to take a shower and then let the loafing/sewing-fest begin!
Have a nice couple of days, sign up for the giveaway, don't forget about the craft swap and good luck to everyone in all three of these endeavors!
See you again soon,
Posted by Rhea Butler at 6:51 AM