Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

It’s that time again. Sew Mama Sew is organizing a giveaway on the grand scale – lots of goodies to be had!


I’m giving away one of my Kindle Touch sleeves.

Here it is from the back:

And a peek at the inside:

If you’d like to be entered in the drawing, just leave a comment suggesting a good summer read. Or, just say hi.

The comments will remain open until May 25, 5 pm PST. I’ll email the winner no later than Sunday, May 27. (Please, do be sure your comment either links to your email or includes an email address so I can contact you if you win!)

For those that would like to make a sleeve of your own, you can find the tutorial for making these over in the list of tutorials on the side. If you’d prefer a pdf version that includes a sweet little bird applique (virtue of AccuQuilt GO!), you can download it for free over at PatternSpot. (Also, this earlier blog entry pictures a few other sleeves I made using this pattern).

And for those who either follow my blog or are interested, in a couple days I’ll be posting a look at a new iPad sleeve I’m making up – nothing too fancy, I admit, but designed to be a little more on the go, with a back zipper pocket and an over-the-shoulder strap. You’ll see. Here’s a few peeks in process.

The front flap (with cute kitties):

The back (with a zipper pocket for a wallet and stuff):

And a front under-the- flap pocket for a stylus (or whatever):

But enough of that for now. Let the games begin – and good luck with the giveaways!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Grades are in!  Grades are in!  Grades are in! 
Oh frabjulous day, coolah, coolay!
I’ll finally plant my garden, put flowers in my pots, unearth my sewing room, prepare my office for wood floors . .  .
It was just one of those semesters.  I barely entered my sewing room.  My 11 Project Progress Plan quilts are not progressing.  But that is all about to change. 
So, in the spirit of things (I hope) to come, here’s the little log cabin swap quilt I made:

With a little mug rug that went along with:

There was a little pincushion, too, but I lost that picture.

So, I hope all your days are going well.  Right now my mind is pretty much mental sludge (that end of the semester grading blitz is not a pretty picture) but after a few days, I’ll bounce back.  I’m sure my trip to the garden center tomorrow is pure therapy.
And then, perhaps I can get a little 11 Project Progress Plan progress!