One major surprise in my neck of the woods these days was the fact that for the first time in over a week it didn't rain! Wooo Hoooo! Now if we can just keep some rain away long enough for the flood waters to recede, there are a lot of folks in my little corner of the cornfields who would be thrilled! So to celebrate a bit of sun today, a lovely photo of some flowers in the containers on my porch. Earlier this winter/spring dd and I planted some seeds (guilt for mommy killing off the marigold seedling she planted at school) and they're finally giving us a bit of color!
The second surprise is that I'm done with the quilting on 'Cause I Can't Crochet! Woo Hooo! The craft groove thing worked -- I finally got the rest of it marked and quilted. Now I just need to make the bias binding (not 'cause I'm not fond of straight binding -- I actually am -- but the fabric I'm using is a stripe and it's gonna look cool as bias!), get it attached, trim the quilt, and hand sew the binding down. Sounds like a lot but I'm really hoping to have this one done with some final photos up this week!
And the final surprise for this Saturday, is that this is my 50th blog post! I honestly can't believe that I have been blogging for 6 months and I've gotten to this many posts. Confession time here, this is the longest and most I have ever written in any type of "journal". Ever. Even when I've been assigned journals for classes (which -- as a teacher I understand the assignment, as a student, they are ALWAYS my downfall!). I also never imagined when I began blogging how many fantastic women, quilters, and crafters I would "meet". To all of those who have visited with me here in my virtual corner of the cornfields, thank you so much -- you are all incredible!
And to say thanks for dropping by, sittin' a spell, and chatting over coffee, tea, or (in my case) a Diet Coke -- I've got a surprise to share with you! What is it? Not sure yet -- a bundle of crafty/quilty goodness for sure, but the exact contents are unknown yet. Leave a comment here on this post between now and Wednesday, August 29th at noon CST. I will print out the comments (or the names) and put it in a hat. When I pick up my adorable assistant from daycare, we will draw the name of the winner! (Or however many winners she manages to draw out of the hat -- she sometimes has difficulty picking just ONE of anything! hehehehe) I'll then take a page out of Finn's book and try and match the prize to the recipient from my stash. Don't worry if you think my fabric choices are WAY too bright/modern/obnoxious -- I do have some things in my stash that might surprise you! And if you tend to LIKE what you see me playing with -- oh boy, hehehe! Who knows? You might even get something handmade by little ole' moi! Hope you enjoy the surprise just as much as I've enjoyed spending time playing in blogland -- thanks so much, and here's to another 50 posts!