Did you know that April is our last round of Blogger's Pillow Party? It is, it is! So, you'd better finish up that pillow! You don't want to miss this one - the prize is our biggest yet. Sew Fresh Fabrics is gifting a whopping 24 Fat Quarters of Kona Cotton to our winner, to be chose by our final judge, Malka Dubrawsky of a Stitch in Dye. The prize includes all 12 Konas in the Pretty in Pinks and Reds and Purples bundle and all 12 Konas in the I'm Blue for Greens bundle.
And Malka so generously offered to add a hand dyed bundle of her very own custom fabrics to the prize package! All of her designs are so unique, but here's an idea of what you might receive:
If you aren't familiar with Malka's work, she is the author of Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design & Inspiration and of Color Your Cloth: A Quilter's Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric. I find her work very inspiring!
All entries to Blogger's Pillow Party must be made by April 27th! See here for details on how to play along. It's also a great place to catch some inspiration or discover new blogs. You can browse through pillows from all past Pillow Parties!
Looking for Pillow Tutorials? These have been posted lately by some of my favorite bloggers:
Noodlehead Sunburst Pillow Tutorial
Fussy Cut Basic Patchwork Pillow
Cluck Cluck Sew's Sprocket Pillow
There were many things I wanted to share with you last week, and we'll be getting to them - I promise! One was the fallout from a very bad thunderstorm that struck on Monday night. At one point I woke Brandon because the wind and rain was the strongest I had ever heard, and I literally thought the windows might break. Not a minute after I wakened him, we heard the unmistakable thud of a tree falling (unmistakable to us, since my husband works with trees).
Peaking outside our window in the dead of the night, we saw the roots of this tree upended just feet from our bedroom. It was a lovely, huge pine pictured in that idealistic painterly photo I shared only a week ago. Thank God the pine fell away from our house, where it only damaged a few dogwood limbs.
It's sad to see any tree fall though. And, the experience was none to reassuring. My husband's boss came by to survey the damage and confirmed that the tree had been in perfectly good health. It's what they call "catastrophic tree failure", which makes me laugh because that only means "your tree fell." Yep, it did.
Here's a bit of silver lining - a gift from the broken dogwood limbs.