Thank goodness it's Friday. This week has been a bit rough for me, just some things that didn't turn out as expected and also some disruptions to our regular routine that leave me feeling lurchy. Sorry if yesterday's melodramatic post made you worry. Everything's ok. Just life, which has its ups and downs, really does require one to be brave.... often. And, yes, I was also mourning the news of Kathreen of Whip Up's passing.
Today I spent a quiet morning being with my children, stitching while Aria copies a book and prattles on, listening to Liam's sandbox play drift in through the open windows and later giving my much-requested feedback on the piano pieces they're practicing. It's funny, actually, how much like homeschool is our summer vacation. But more restful. Yes, it was restful.
So now I have a moment to spend with you, and I'd like to share a few more prizes offered by my sponsors for our String Fever quilt-along. Each string quilt top (finished in 2013 of any size) that you enter in our Festival of Strings will give you a chance to win one of these door prizes. The festival will be open for entries May 28-30th.
Thanks to Fabricworm, one of you will win 2 yards total, winner's choice, from the Yay Day Collection by Emily Isabella for Birch Fabrics Organic! There are 8 happy little prints to choose from, so you could have a fat quarter set or narrow it down for more yardage of your favorites. How sweet for children's clothes or a baby quilt!
From Lark Cottons we have Spring Lilac, a custom fat quarter bundle. It's a 16 piece mix of prints and solids created by Heather, the owner of Lark Cottons, just for our festival! I spot some Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Lizzy House, Denyse Schmidt... quite the collection of pretties.
This bundle ships to the U.S. only. If an international festival participant wins this door prize, he or she can choose to gift it to a U.S. friend or pass it by to another participant.
How about some thread? Connecting Threads has it in spades, so they're providing one winner with a double pack of thread.
This door prize includes both the Salt & Pepper basics set AND the Rainbow set in all it's colorful glory.
That's 15 large spools of thread - oh... just 18,000 yards!
I hope you've been enjoying this bit of motivation to get creative with your string scraps. The first round of prizes were announced last week. I'll have more next Friday, and then it'll be time to celebrate!
Here's to a productive and refreshing weekend!