Today is the day I’ve designated to start working through the taxes. It’s a chore I absolutely hate. I swear if I ever get audited I am just going to hand them a box of receipts and say fine…have your crack and mess and let me know what I owe. Paper work and I are not friends.
I did get far enough into the pile to realize that I spend entirely too much money on postage so somehow I need to make some changes to “Try it on Tuesday” but don’t know quite what to do….so for now, I am thinking about it a bit and taking a week off but will dole out the books and giveaway items that have already been up for grabs. If anyone has any ideas about how to do this without so much cost to me, I’ll gladly take some suggestions.
The winner of the book from Kansas City Star, “Comfort and Devotion: A Quilting Tribute to Nurses of the Civil War” by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith is Dee Larkin who said, ” My parents had 2 girls when they decided to move to Des Moines so that my dad could go to med school. My mother put dad through school while raising a family. My dad was a dr. and I always felt that he was a “horse and buggy” dr. He made house calls even in the middle of the night…and took phone calls all the time regardless of the time of day. I do have an aunt who is a nurse. I also have a cousin-in-law that is a nurse. I am a board member for our local hospital auxiliary, also.”
From Interweave, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson. The winner is Kwiley who said, “I’ve seen this book online – but never to flip thru – love the photos you included! I love this style but have only attempted a mug rug mat size piece from left over bonus triangles from a larger quilt….then I quilted it in a spiral method. I would love the book to get more tips and patterns to go from! thanks for a chance to win – love your blog and what you offer to your reader!”
From Interweave Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration by Malka Dubrawsky …The winner is Libby Smith who said, ” I have no cover. My machine (no name) deserves a cover. Come to think of it, she deserves a name, too. How about Faithful Pfaff? Faith, for short.”
From Fat Quarter Shop two mini charms of the fabric line Wrens Friends. That’s the same line our latest Quilty Magazine quilt was made from. It’s so cute!! The winner is Amy (NW WI) said, OMGoodness Jo! This is simplistically AWESOME!!!!! I haven’t purchased any mini-charms, but I did receive an adorable pack as a gift from a friend; it’s a lovely set of Civil war-ish RWB’s. This pattern would look AMAZING as a QOV using those up, with a lovely flag-cream background I have. I just hope I have enough of it; otherwise, off I go a’shopping!
If you haven’t been head over and check out Amy’s blog.
That’s all for now. Remember if you have any suggestions, pass them along.