I'm back! The winner of the One Yard Wonder book is Simone Howell (purse maker extraordinaire and all around nice gal!). Yay Simone! You're going to love this book!
Not much going on around these parts. I'm trying to avoid freaking out when I consider that I have to get the girls costumes made (hopefully they can do much of the work) and once that is done I have to face the reality that the holidays are upon us. I was thrilled to get an invitation to have one of my tutorials printed in a "craft a day" type of calendar so I need to submit all the stuff for that and now I know what I'm getting for all my family members next Christmas (so there's that!).
Joey's been busy making a hat for me! I picked the color from his stash and hopefully I'll have some opportunities to head north this winter where I plan to wear this (it will make him so happy even if it gives me hat head).
Olivia is working on another rag rug (scrap stealer!) and it's looking good. She's been busy working on aprons and totes with her sister since we are sharing a booth at the local Bliss Fest with my friend Jamie (who has some beautiful things in her etsy store right now in case you want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping). I think it will be lots of fun and the girls can get some entrepreneurial experience. Heather Bailey is going to be there with her Trash Ties and I just found out Tara Frey will be there too! I'm going to bring my Blogging For Bliss book and have her sign it!
On the home front I made a huge pot of spaghetti sauce last night using basil and hot peppers from the garden (we have lots of winter garden plans!), and we are nearly done potty training our youngest (and last!) child. I'm making plans for all that extra money in my budget that I won't be spending on diapers! Oh, and our temperatures are in the 80's so we are enjoying having our windows open again. This is our reward for tolerating 4 months of temperatures over 100 degrees so please don't be jealous.
I'm planning on doing a flash sale in the next day or two (it'll last 48 hours) so if you're following me on twitter you'll be the first to know. Great time to get some Christmas supplies! Keep on sewing!