Friday, September 30, 2011

I Messed It Up Again

Every once in a while I think I can do things.
I think that I can take on projects, and not mess them up.
The last time I did a swap, I SO messed it up.
For this fall swap I thought I had it all figured out.
I thought I could keep it all straight.
See the continuing problem is...
I thought.
Now I have messed it up again.
Not only did I mess it up, I ruined it for a cute Grandma.
Her name is Patty.
She said that she wanted to have burgundy, and then I got distracted trying to explain the big flower tutorial to her and forgot to go back and put her on the list.

Now sweet Patty is at home with all of her burgundy squares
 and no place for her in my swap.
I know am the biggest looser here.
I can't just add her, because then the numbers would be messed up.
I could have her send them to me and I just hold on to them for a year, and then she has her spot for next years fall swap guaranteed.
But who is going to want to wait a year, 365 days, 52 weeks.

To make up for all my foolishness I am going to have one more make up swap.
If you wanted to do my swap, and didn't make it, now is your chance.
If you did my swap and want to double up on the fall fabrics, now is your chance.
If you feel bad for my sweet Patty and you want to help her out, now is your chance.
If you want to let me know that I am a looser, now is your chance.

Here are the rules for this swap.
The deadline is going to come fast, so we can get it done and to Patty.
If you want in let me know what color you want, and then go to the store this weekend,
 and get it in the mail next week.
I am going to set the deadline as October 15.
There is going to be another fat quarter sale at Joann's on the 7-10.
If you think that money is an issue you can get all your fabrics for just over ten dollars.
You can review colors here, you can see the basic rules here.

Thank you for saving my life here, and thank you for helping out sweet Patty.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The State Fair

Every year I enter the state fair.

This year was no exception,
the only problem was I did not make a very good showing.
Out of six things I entered, I only got two blue ribbons.
I know....
 I should be grateful for two, but when you have won ten in one year two is pretty sad.

Here is what I entered and what I got.
Baby Sister's Easter dress got a blue ribbon,
seriously how could it not.

Christmas dress also got a blue ribbon.

Musketeer got a second place.
 She was at a party where they painted pumpkins, and did not give out smocks,
and yes she got paint on it.
I know, I was screaming about it too.
They marked it down because of it.

Baubi's pageant dress also got a second place,
I have to wonder who got first, and how they beat me.

My looser quilt lost again, this time second place.
No blue ribbon on that one either.

This adorable witch costume got third place.
They said the shirt was dirty, and that the red bow did not match.
I'm not buying it.

I never thought of myself as a competitive person, until I started entering the fair.
Now I find myself walking around the fair saying things like...
"Come on, how did that not win."

I still have never walked away with a purple sweepstakes ribbon either.
I get all sort of grouchy when I walk over to the sweepstakes table
 and see what made it.

I know, I know I should be grateful but when I do all this work,
 and all I get is a stinking second place, it rubs me wrong.

Good Looking knows this about me, so to make up for the fact that I lost the quilt contest,
 he bought me this.

It was waiting on the front porch for me when we came home from the fair.
Isn't just about the cutest thing.
I knew there was a reason I loved that man so much, he is pretty fabulous.  

In other news I have started getting fabrics for the swaps, they are good ones.
You are going to be excited about it.
I hope a whole bunch come in the next couple of days, so that we stay on schedule.

Friday, September 16, 2011

All Done

Both of my swaps are full
I am sorry if you wanted in, and were turned away.
I have ladies swapping as far away as England and Iceland.
I think having ladies from those two countries is funny because,
last year I was stuck in England because of the volcano in Iceland.

I am thinking of having a simple I spy swap later but not today.
For those of you who made the cut, I hope you are having fun finding your fabrics.
We are looking forward to seeing what you got.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

One More Time

I said I would, so here we go.
It is officially fall, and it is time to swap.
Yep once again I am hosting a rainbow swap.

Here are the basics
Go to the store and buy 10 different fabrics of one color.
(1/4 of a yard or a fat quarter)
Go home and cut each fabric into twenty, four inch squares.
If you love me you will then sort those fabrics
into twenty piles of each one of the ten fabrics.
(because it is not fun for me to sort 2000 pieces of fabric)
(allthough I do love you and I guess if you don't have time I could do it)
Then I will send you back 200 different fabrics.

This swap is a fall swap, so we are looking for warm fall colors.
These are your choices.
There are two spots per color.
Sage Green
Forrest (dark) Green

I am not going to lie to you, I had an early bird special for those who swapped before.
So for swap one, we still have spots open and those spots are...
Burgundy, sage green, cream, tan. 

All spots are available for the second swap, and if we are lucky we might just get to a third swap.
so with out further ado...
Let's get swapping.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And the Winner Is...

I know I am late, but it was a crazy weekend.
Friday we met Grandma Kath and Papa Bill for raspberry picking.
They were driving up from Arizona and we met them along their way to our house.
If you are local and love raspberries you must drive on down to Payson and get some.

We walked away with 21 pounds of the little red beauties.

Then on Saturday after spending the day at Swiss days we stopped and bought two cases of corn
What do you do with two cases of corn you might ask.

You freeze it.

All of this fun was my way of consoling myself over my loss.
Yes I am a looser, I guess I don't have as many friends as others do.
Since the contest comes down to the popular vote I lost.
I think the fact that I lost third place to a wall hanging is what is really getting to me,
and rubbing me wrong.

I mean really a wall hanging. I know, I just have got to let it go.

So this morning after all the craziness had subsided, I wrote down everyone's name that voted for me, and put them in the cup.

Went in and distracted Baby Sister from Tangled, and had her pull out a name.

And the winner is

Who not only voted for me once, but twice, and even tried to get her Facebook friends to vote for me.

I now need to find out what you would like to have around your neck as you sew.
Speaking of sewing I will be back tomorrow with swapping news so stayed tuned.