Holding You Hostage...

So, you stopped by to see if you had won the giveaway, right?

BWA HA HA HA HA...I shall make you wait to find out! You must sit through my image heavy, rambling post first!

I great big thank you to all the commenters from the giveaway post! You all made me feel so much better -- lots of advice to breathe (maybe I am not doing it deeply enough??) and take a bath, and a few jokes to get me smiling. It worked! And I got my grades in -- I hit the submit button at 12:01, they were due at 12:00 but no one seemed to mind. I am attempting to respond to every comment, but it is going to take awhile!

As soon as my grades were turned in I started working on some things to sell at Pattyfair. I don't feel like finding the link to my past posts on Pattyfair, so here's the Reader's Digest version: My good pal Patty realized a few years ago that she has a lot of creative, artistic friends, so she invites us all to come over one Saturday in December, we set up our wares, and she opens her home to a bunch of people she may or may not know, feeds them, and hopes they buy our stuff (that was one long run-on sentence). It's the only "craft fair" type thing I do -- no entry fee, no complaints about the pricing, and lots of good friends!

Well, I sat at my sewing machine for a couple of days straight and came up with this:

Wow, looks like a table covered in fabric. You see here 10 minky- backed blankets, a bunch of diaper and wipes cases, and some tote bags. Here's another view:

Unfortunately I think this was my least successful year -- the baby crowd must have stayed home. I sold a handful of diaper and wipes cases, three blankets, and no bags. So it will all go in my Etsy shop just as soon as I can take pictures. If you see anything you'd like let me know and I can get it to you before Christmas!

Also, some odds and ends I discovered while getting pictures from the camera:

I mentioned I forgot to take pictures of my September and October quilting bee blocks, but I found October. The request was for squares in squares.

Before Thanksgiving I made this tea towel as a hostess gift -- super easy, take a piece of waffle weave toweling, applique a fabric strip, and bind the edges in scrappy solids. I finished it with a little gobble embroidery.

And I've been playing with an iPhone app that turns your pictures into old school polaroids. I'm sure my parents have actual polaroids from me in the 70s that look just like this.

OK, have a stalled enough? Oh, wait, look what made me laugh the other day:

The license plate says "ZOINKS"!!

OK, this times for reals....and the winner is:

...which corresponds to....

Congratulations, Amy! You should be seeing an email from me soon. And for the rest of you, I'll be doing another giveaway before Christmas, so stick around!


Neverwas said...

Congrats to the winner!!!

I've never heard about those gallery house parties before my neighbor mentioned them this year. I think that is such a great way to show and sell items!

Michelle said...

Wow, you've been busy! Glad you received the table runner ok!

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Congrats to Amy! Seems quite appropriate for another teacher to be the lucky winner.
Looks like you've been crazy busy between grading papers and sewing up a storm. Time to chillax and enjoy some well earned rest.
Love the waffle tea towel, great gift idea, thanks.

FerJeniB said...

Just FYI I have all of the polaroids from the folks - Hugs Jen

Thimbleanna said...

Well, at least the pressure of the fair is now over -- along with school grading! Waving hello to cute little Jaxon!

~Michelle~ said...

Oh good lordy, now I wanna cut into my Authenic and make a fun quilt - your block is great! And I need to download that polaroid app, looks like a bunch of fun! :)

Beth said...

I am surprised you didnt do better, all your baby stuff looks realyl cute! I like how you did that polaroid picture, what a fun effect!

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