May 24, 2010

75th Post Giveaway

I know, in some ways I think ONLY 75 posts. I've been dabbling at this blog thing all along. But I missed the 50th, and I think the last 25 or so I'm starting to get the hang of this.

When I started this blog, I thought I'd be able to consistently post 3 or 4 times/week (I thought I'd get to sew that often--silly me). I thought maybe I'd make some things to sell. I thought none of it would take much time. But then, that's the story of my life--routine underestimation.

I'd tried this blogging thing a couple times before and just couldn't stick with it. False starts. (If you're like me, you've written HUNDREDS of posts in your head!) But then I discovered SWAPs! SWAPS really keep me motivated, not only to finish things but to blog about them. And I love reading so many of the quilty blogs out there. And here I am, talking too much again.

Here's the giveaway:

Two kits + pattern for this table topper--it's easy to make (although I don't want you to have to WAIT for me to make one). With each kit, I'll include some extra goodies, like a take-along sewing kit, perfect for stitching down binding. This little thing is easy peasy and fun to make--one of my favorites.

Just leave a comment with (1) your favorite thing about quilty blogland--free tutes, reading about process, meeting people, just what inspires you most? and (2) your favorite color combination. Deadline: Thursday, noon, Central Time. Winners will be announced on my Friday's Sew & Tell.

Have a great week! And thanks for stopping by!

  • Central Air = real sleep (it's been 90-ish with high humidity all weekend)
  • Rhubarb cake--very little redeeming about it nutritionally but so yummy
  • Automatic washing machine--if we had to use a ringer machine or a washboard, we couldn't get some sewing in at the same time! (I got 4 loads done while finishing up a mini for the STUD swap.)


Crafty Maine Mom said...

Everytime I roam around blog land I am inspired by the amazing things people are doing. The tutorials and quilt alongs are fun.

My favorite colors lately have been blue and green. I'm in an ocean, seashore mood. I can't wait for summer to get here already.

em's scrapbag said...

I love all the inspiration I get!
Love the ric rac in your blocks from the previous post!

Sandra :) said...

The best thing about quilty blogland is inspiration - in the form of photos, reports ("A" worked well! I won't do "B" again! "C" would work better if I did it *this* way), tutorials, photos, links - there's a wealth of information out there, and bloggers are a generous sharing bunch! As far as colors - we're redecorating the kids' living room in black and taupes - it's a lovely combination!

Karen said...

I love so much about blogland. Why o why didn't i join in earlier. i have so many wonderful blogs set up in my Google Reader. Daily I get great inspiration. tutorials are a bonus. I participated in my first quilt-along this year. Super fun!!! Now I am thoroughly enjoying the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. Fave colour combo at the moment would be anything with aqua/turquoise. Congratulations on reaching 75 posts. I have such a long way to go.

Jeanette said...

My favorite thing about blogs...

It inspires me to be creative. Rather than going out and buying a pattern and making someone else's idea, I sit down and think up my own ideas. I don't think I would have ever thought to do that unless I had found blogs. Not to mention all the fabulous ladies I have formed relationships with since I started blogging.

Favorite color combination right now is red and aqua.