EDIT: I received two more fabric swap envelopes in the mail on Saturday!!!
Thanks Katy and Esther!!! I think that's all 6!!! (If the mystery one was Jennifer.) Maybe I will open them TOMORROW?! Thanks, all!
Five-zero. The big five-O. 5 and ought!
I can't believe that I am up to 50 blogging posts! (And under 50 days before Christmas!--eeek)
Back in August, when I started this little thingy, and I really didn't know what I was doing, (like I really know what I'm doing here now!) I just decided it was going to be my "thing to learn this year". Way back in the 60's, yes I said the 60's!, when I was just a little girly, my great-grandma made me promise her, an Out-Loud Promise, that I would learn something new every year. She said that women were under-rated and under-appreciated, and WE could do something about that.
I grew up and married and started my own household; I learned something new every year...most years it was done unconsciously. At some point I looked back and realized that I WAS LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERY YEAR!
And as my children grew, and my life became a little less hectic, I began to sometimes consciously chose new things to learn every year.
Sometimes the new thing I learned chose me. And, one time, in particular, what I learned was that the new thing I learned was something I couldn't do, no matter how hard I tried!! But, I WAS keeping my Out Loud Promise to Great-Grandma.
So, I have learned something new every year. And this was the year that I took my journaling to electronic heights! Just for me. And for the Out Loud promise I made to my Great-Grandma B.
So In honor of my 50th post and in honor of Great-Grandma B, and the season - a giveaway!!! And because of my Great-Grandma B, there are so many different things that I have learned, that I like to do and create, that would be a good give-away gift! After pondering this for awhile, I have chosen a few things that I
One of my stitchery patterns, one of my pincushions & pattern and an inspiring book:
First: My punkin' orange-work pattern called the "Pumpkin Tree" with fabric kit, floss, needle & hoop.
Second: one of my pincushions & my pattern Pumpkin Pincushions (in case you want to make a whole pumpkin patch of pincushions). This little cutie does double duty as a pincushion or as table decor through Thanksgiving!
And third: An autographed copy of "Out of the Box" by Mary Lou Weidman. (This was a book that I picked up at Quilt Market. I spoke with the author as she signed my copy and found in her a kindred spirit in creativity. My creativity comes out in a more folky style than hers though!)
So, if you'd like to try for a chance to win this give-away, just leave a comment here before midnight , EST, Sunday, November 15th, and I will do a random draw on Monday, November 16th!
Just tell me "What two new things* that you think I have learned to do over the years because of my out loud promise to my Great-Grandma B." *no fair picking quilting or blogging! Or, tell me two new things that you have learned this year!
Thanks for stopping by!