Is "tourer" a real word?? Well... it is NOW!
We're going to print out our comments for November 7th and put them in a "hat"! The first and second names pulled will be the winners of a free copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Collector's Edition volume 4. YAY!! The third and fourth names pulled will receive a selection of fabrics perfect for embroidery or pieced backgrounds and a pattern.
THEN !!!!!!! We also have this little word puzzle above.... we're going to put all of the people who respond with the correct answer in a "hat", and the winner will receive a kit (fabric, tea towels, floss & pattern) for a brand new pattern called Peppermint Stick Tea Towels. It's SO NEW.... it won't be released until next spring! ........... all you have to do is take the letters given and find 9 (nine) words that have to do with stitchery and quilting! You should use all the letters....but no more than the ones given. I'll give you some really great hints to get you started.......... I have a fabric line called??? WHITEWASH, with LECIEN fabrics, and I stitch only with COSMO embroidery floss.... is that subtle enough???? LOL! That should get you off to a good start...........
We'll post the winners next week, so check back to see if you need to email with your address info so we can send your prize to you!
Here's another little sneak peek at a couple of the new "A Gardener's Alphabet" blocks. These are the last two!!! YAHOO!!!! Now all I have to do it trim them...sew them together.....figure out borders......write the pattern......photograph the quilt.......hmmmmmm....... there's a LOT of work yet to be done! But the stitching is completed at least! So it's time to celebrate! This pattern should be out in January if all goes as planned! I'll show you some of the other blocks as soon as we get them back from Lecien (they had them in their booth at International Quilt Market).
OH!!! The very first stitchery shown is a project for our Winter Stitching Sojourn Retreat that will be the first weekend in December. I'll show you the whole thing once the retreat is over... I've already spoiled the surprise! I can't keep a secret to save my life!!
Speaking of the winter retreat!... I spent the day shopping for Christmas stuff!! I found WAY too much great stuff I couldn't live without at Beaverbark (my favorite store in the world!) Got there just in time to pick stuff up out of boxes before it even made it to the displays! Talk about 7th heaven!! I also got a new Christmas tree for the studio to replace the one that was abducted and held for ransom a couple months ago........hopefully THIS tree will be the "stay at home" kind, and it won't wander off! LOL!!!!
Well, good luck on the drawings and the puzzle.......... it was nice of you to stop by and visit Crabapple Hill Studio if it's your first time here!.......... and have a nice time on the "tour"!!