Hi everyone, I want to thank you all for your kindness and patience with me when I was feeling so low - oh how I appreciate you all. I'm feeling much better now and have made it through my inbox, I'll be browsing your blogs in a bit, after I make sure the teens are making dinner. *G*
I'm feeling creative again. I'm currently stitching a new design. Here's a peek -
Forgive the un-artsy lighting, I was too lazy to make hay while the sun was actually shining. This is part of a new series I'm working on, and will be a free download when I'm done.
The other day I took time to clean up my fabric and what-not storage. I had stuff everywhere, and couldn't find a thing. While I was organizing and labeling totes, I found this little guy - I'd forgotten I had him!
One of the only things I ever bought from a real antique store. I think he was $12...I could NOT leave him there. Isn't he a cutie?
You may have noticed a new button on my sidebar. I'm going to join with A Bit Of This And A Bit Of That in an online auction/raffle to raise funds for Japan. I was appalled to see the level of donations from the US - rather small. I sincerely hope the blogging community can come together to bless the people of Japan. She's going to put up the master list of auctions on the 18th of March, and they will close on the 26th. Please do go visit her blog on the 18th to see all of the beautiful items up for auction.
I'm going to raffle off my Lemon Tree quilt.
I took the pdf download off my blog quite some time ago, thinking I might submit it to a magazine. The raffle will be for the original quilt, the only one of its kind. Even if I make this quilt again, it won't be the same - there was never any layout diagram with this. I'll let you know tomorrow how the raffle will work, and do the official post. The magnitude of the disaster in Japan compels me to offer up something dear to me - my very first applique quilt pattern quilt - especially since the entire scope of this disaster won't be known for a very long time. It is still unfolding.
I'll be back tomorrow. Stay safe, stay well.