Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back to Reality

Whew! As if it wasn't enough to have Giveaway Day coincide with the Bloggers' Quilt Festival (vote here btw), I spent the last week getting ready for weekend houseguests. Which means I feel a tad disconnected and have spent very little time in the sewing room. But, we had an awesome long weekend - great times with family, lovely spring weather, and good food. Can't ask for more than that!
Meanwhile, blog-land has continued on in spite of me . . .
There was a really helpful guest post on Plum and June's Blog Hop News - advice for new bloggers by Deborah from Whipstitch - worth reading.
And I see Purse Palooza starting up next week, with guest bloggers, pattern reviews and of course giveaways. I haven't done many purses, but at the very least I'm an interested onlooker, and I am faced with  making a Zakka bag this week, so who knows, it might qualify.
Speaking of Zakka, my little cloud mug rug was featured on LRstitched, and I won an Aurifil thread sampler, which is always a good thing.
We're into week two of the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop. This week's posts are listed below. I'll be off to check out Heidi and Amy's posts shortly.
May 29
    Heidi from Fabric Mutt
    Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
May 31
    Jodi from Tickle and Hide
    Jennie from Porch Swing Quilts
And lastly, I did manage to finish up 6 Japanese x and + blocks, 5 of which will go into today's mail for round 2 of the block swap.
So on we go . . . back to reality!


  1. I love your X-blocks :) Lucky bee members

  2. Yes, your x and + blocks are beautiful! and congratulation for winning the thread sampler!

  3. Yep, back to reality! It's kind of good though, I think. Too much time on the computer last week for me!!

    The x and + blocks continue to look great.

    Did you win anything from Giveaway Day? I didn't, but can't complain because I've had quite a lucky streak as of late anyways! Did I tell you I won a FQ bundle of the new Brrr! line?

  4. Girl,
    It was a crazy week!!! I think your blocks look amazing, but I love all your work :) Im glad you had a nice time with family and had some R & R.

  5. Love those blocks! Glad you had a great long weekend :)

  6. Oh you must join in the Purse Palooza, there's some fab prizes! Which reminds me, must get my post scheduled for Friday announcing it!

  7. X and + blocks are great! I won some Summersville in the SMS giveaway!! Off to "get acquainted"!!

  8. Love the blocks! Such a great mix of colours =D

  9. wonderful X`s blocks and congratulations for winning!!

  10. Every time I see those x and + I like them more. Glad you had a nice weekend.

  11. Love these X blocks - so colourful!

  12. Your x and + blocks are great. I amy ask for these from my bee members when it's my turn. Thanks for the inspiration : )