Dec 18 10
Gosh, I am really getting this post up just under the wire! I’ve got less than 1 hour left of my birthday and it has been an action-packed day! Too bad you only get one birthday a year! I never did get time to do much actual sewing or quilting, so I don’t have any new “in-progress” pictures to post. But…I need to get one more give-away posted before midnight! I had posted this photo when the give-away marathon began:
…and I received many comments about it. This bird was my version of a really beautiful appliqued bird from the book “Applique Takes Wing” by Jane Townswick. You can see her version of the bird on the cover of the book:
and I just changed the bird’s tail and those two wings. I made those beautiful wings really easy to make by free motion embroidering all those wing parts instead of appliquing them…talk about lazy! (Now that you’re seeing my version next to hers, you can see how much more beautiful that bird could have been!) Anyway, it’s a great book with lots of beautiful applique projects, so that’s the give-away for today. If you’d like to enter this competition, all you need to do is post a comment to this blog post by 12:01 am on Mon 12/20/10. The drawings for all give-aways in this marathon will taken place sometime during the following week and I’ll get them posted on the blog once they’re done. I’ve got some travel, work, Christmas shopping, then more travel coming up, so that’s why I need a week to get this done! Thanks to everyone who has written a comment or wished me happy birthday; it means a lot to connect with people who are reading this blog. Sorry I have not been able to respond to all the comments and emails and please don’t think that means I didn’t appreciate them. Good luck in the give-aways and happy holidays to all!