Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
|Guess they had pretty tiny waists back then!|
Check out this lovely prize I won from Lynne at Lily's Quilts (great site - lots of tutorials too).
The last giveaway was a bundle of fresh lavender from Sue Hauser of Alderwood Quilts.They have a wonderful online quilt store (especially love the selection of patterns they carry) and they also own a lavender farm!! I couldn't actually receive the lavender myself as I live in Canada (you know - shipping plants across border issues), but I was able to give the bouquet to a blogging friend, Linda from Stray Stitches. I'm sure many of you are familiar with her wonderful blog. It is because of her that I've won so many giveaways! Instead of searching out giveaways, I just go to her blog and there is a list of them for me to check out! Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have said anything - might diminish my chances of more wins!
The reason I haven't been around lately is that my best friend who has bravely endured whatever cancer has thrown her way these last 12 months has had another major surgery. Actually she had 2 within days of each other, as there were complications and they had to go back in and fix it. I'm happy to report she is out of the hospital and doing better!
Between the hospital visits I was painting the trim on our house. Not the best thing to do if you are afraid of heights! It's also pretty hard to paint when you are glued to the stucco in fear! I wanted to surprise my husband though, so I bravely made it up three rungs of the ladder, knees a knocking all the way (you can stop laughing now).
Now that life is a little more settled I am gearing up for more sewing. The FNSI is this Friday and I am sooo looking forward to it. Don't forget to sign up!