Monday, May 3, 2010

Blog Entry Number 498 and Counting

I'm starting to collect together some things for my 500th post giveaway. So far I have a book called Mindful Meandering, which has lots of great ideas for free motion quilting. I accidentally ordered two from Amazon when I forgot I already had one saved in my cart. I also found this very cute template which I used to make Paige's Whirlygiggle quilt. I thought it was lost and bought an extra so I could finish it up. I'll dig around some more in the next couple of days to see what else I can add, so stay tuned for more info. I'll probably even include some things that aren't random things I bought by accident!
I was motivated by Judy's design wall Monday to do some sewing this evening instead of collapsing in a ball of exhausted stress after a long day at school, which was my first instinct. I had already cut out the next three in Amy's BOM, although I'm still in March. I am sure I will catch up soon enough. I'm having fun trying all the new patterns and loving the way that they are all coming together. I have worked in new fabrics in as I ran out of the old. A shopping trip may be needed in the near future to replenish the stores.

Here is a close-up of this month's blocks. I think friendship star is first, followed by cactus something and then my favorite block for it's name, scraphappy.


Andee said...

Congrats on almost being at 500 posts! WHOOT, WHOOT!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

LOL...."cactus something".....I'm surprise Andee didn't scold you for that one since it's her state (Arizona Cactus) The colors look great!!!!

WOW! Near 500 for you and I'm nearing 400 (I'm at ~396). I'm sure I'll be the first to comment once you're ready to post the giveaway!!! .... or maybe I should wait??? What is the probability that #1 would be randomly chosen from a list of 40+ comments??? ;0)

{{and here I thought you were "counting" down the days left of school}}

Amanda said...

Wow, you have been blogging for a long time, I'll certainly be looking out so that I can send up a big cheer when you get to 500. Amy's blocks are looking lovely, I really like the colours you've chosen.

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow! I am at 500 posts too! I guess I better get my butt in gear and get a nice giveaway too!
Love the BOM's! Isn't it fun when you have enough to put up on the design wall?!?

Micki said...

Congrats on reaching the 500th post soon..Time is flying by!