To those of you who have kindly commented on this blog -- THANK YOU!
You made my day and I very much appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. I'm still learning about the proper etiquette for bloggers so I'm not sure if I should respond to every comment, and if I should respond via e-mail, here, or wherever. So please accept my apologies for any faux pas I have made. (And, yes, Mom I know that ignorance of the correct behavior is not an excuse for rudeness.
To make up for my transgressions, I am going to give the following...
... to someone.
Don't know who yet, just someone who leaves a comment for this post. I'll draw names from the two or three of you that leave a comment before the "witching hour" on All Hallow's Eve. (That would be midnight PST on Friday, October 31st.)
As for what it is, it is a complete kit for Cheap Trick. It includes everything you need except the backing fabric, meaning that the Portugal Layer Cake, the borders, binding and background fabric are all included.
Now to the important, most relevant thing to mention this morning -- the pie was awesome! Not all of it, there is still plenty left... although not for long, I'm sure as both Rosie and Mom love apple pie!
And I have to show you something I worked on last night. I had the best of intentions. I was going to go to bed at a "reasonable hour" of 10:30 pm and then I got sidetracked. I figured I would make one more little thing for a new Schnibbles pattern and well... the next thing I knew, I was making nine-patches that finish at 1 1/2". So I made this little double-nine-patch block that finishes at 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".
This is the back of it...
And I can blame this all on Virginia Cole! As I wrote before, I had so much fun in her class and I've fallen in love with making itty-bitty little things. Now don't panic! I am NOT going to be making bed-sized quilts using 1 1/2" blocks... well, not for a pattern anyway. (I'll tell you about that other project another day.)
Back to the block you see above... the seams are trimmed to 1/8" because this isn't going to be washed, and then they are pressed open. If parts of it look a little crooked, that is my pressing/trimming and the midnight hour. It was pretty straight by the time I machine-quilted, aged and finished my little project. Virginia's methods for everything are brilliant. And a lot of fun.
As for what it is, you'll see that in a little while and I hope you're going to want to make one.
Later... and THANK YOU in advance!