Sorry, the giveaway is closed.
Before I get to the good stuff, please allow me to tell you about my day. It started as it always does, with some slow stitching. I'm off to a good start with the fifth block for Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs. These stitch up pretty fast.
When I'd stitched that far, it was time to pack up the cat for a trip to the vet. He was not a happy traveler, let me tell you.
He was only there for a rabies vaccine, but they also weighed him. Smitty is a big boy at 17 lbs. He'd be a big boy no matter what, but I've worried about him gaining weight since he's had to be an indoor kitty only. He could probably stand to shed a few pounds, but we've been watching his diet fairly carefully...for as much as one can do that with a cat...and he hasn't gained any weight since his visit six months ago. That was quite a relief.
So he survived his cat visit, and by afternoon, we were speaking again, although he still wouldn't look at me.
He did help me with my fabric choices for the little projects I'm about to show you, however.
As I mentioned yesterday, I was kind of excited to make a mini scissors case with needle minder from We All Sew. You can find the tutorial right here. They go together very quickly...I would estimate less than an hour from choosing fabrics to a finish. So, I made the first one. Cute! The folded over top part is the needle minder.
And here's the little pocket where the scissors go. Yeah...that's a great picture. The camera thought I was taking a picture of the cutting mat. Silly me, not explaining things better.
And here it is fulfilling its life-long ambition of being the scissors case and needle minder for my quilt binding kit. I like those flower-head pins for pinning the corners of a quilt binding. The rest are different sized needles for various needs. And, yes, those are some little cat scissors. Someone sent me those as a part of a giveaway...I forget who...but thank you. I lost track of them a few weeks ago and tore the house apart looking for them. They were under one of the cushions on the couch. But I digress...as usual.
So, then I went on to make a second one...this one...this one's life-long ambition is to be the scissors case and needle minder for my embroidery kit. I have different kinds of needles for this one...there's a regular sewing needle, a milliner's needle, a tapestry needle, and a beading needle, just to name a few. One never knows what one will need, but I think I have the bases covered.
And finally...this one! This one is for you! I'm giving this one away! I wasn't just kidding around when I said it was a "teeny tiny" giveaway, but I figure someone will want one for their very own.
Okay, so here's what you need to do to be a winner.
1. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Any comment will do. If you can't think of anything, then tell me one thing on your Christmas wish list.
2. Followers can leave an extra comment telling me how you follow. You don't have to be a follower to win, but if you want to become a follower, you can find lots of ways to do it there on my left side bar. Also, I will ship internationally, so all residents of Planet Earth are welcome to join in.
3. If you're no-reply, be sure to leave an email address. You can't win if I can't contact you.
So good luck, and a big Happy Holidays to everybody! I'll leave this giveaway open through Tuesday, December 24th and announce the winner sometime on Wednesday, Christmas Day, December 25th.
When we finished dinner yesterday, I found the kitties sitting like this. I'm not sure what's going on here, but it looks like trouble's brewing to me. Possibly they're waiting for zebra-striped mouse with tail feathers to come to life.
I'm doing double-duty keeping up with housekeeping chores for the next couple of days. My trip up to Kalama on Thursday is a date certain now. I'll be handing off the Semper Fi quilt to my friend Andy. Also, I'm going to leave early enough to visit a quilt shop. If I'm going to drive that far, I ought to scope out the area quilt shops, don't you think? And all of that to say that today's activities will be a fair number of housekeeping chores followed by sewing. Quilt blocks are on today's horizon. I'm just not sure which ones. I'll wait for inspiration to strike when I enter the sewing room this afternoon.