That’s what I seem to have today (tho gnats are a bit more persistent in things than I’m being). My plan was to rearrange the living room today – move my favorite chair to a spot not directly under the air conditioning vent since one of these days I just might have to use it (the air, not the chair), put all the quilting and knitting stuff that had gotten dragged into that room back in their places. Get rid of that layer of dust on the tv and tv stand and the various clutter. Have I accomplished that … well a little bit of the clutter is gone.
Instead I got sidetracked when I looked out the window and decided my garden plants needed watering. The garden plots were allegedly going to be ready to plant yesterday. Well, I did see that the two foot high weeds that were growing in them were gone yesterday when I came home but they have not been tilled up yet. I was really hoping to get my plans in the ground this weekend but it looks like that won’t happen. They dry out so fast when in those little nursery pots. So watering done, I decided to move the birdfeeder to its summer location, pulled a couple of outdoor decorative things out of the laundry room and took my favorite pottery pots back out to the patio, find the patio chair cushions. Not in the mood to pot any plants yet so came in to get back to that living room project.
So next picked up a stack of magazines that had slid of a shelf. Started flipping thru to see if there were any I wanted to toss. But heck, that bit of side tracking has led to this giveaway…..
I recently received two advanced copies of the July/Aug McCall’s Quilting magazine. Hmmm… I don’t have a quilt pattern coming out in that issue so I emailed Quiltmaker that I think the wrong magazine was sent to me. So, they sent me two copies of the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Hmmm… no quilt of mine in there either! LOL (I think I really do have a pattern in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker tho!). So not really sure how I got on the wrong list for mailing out advance copies to but this is all to your benefit! I’ll be doing some random drawings for the two issues of McCall’s Quilting, the two Quiltmaker issues, and as I was cleaning out that pile of magazines, I also found two extra issues of Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 2011 which has my Boxes and Bows design on the front cover, along with one extra copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Winter 2011 Vol.4 (which is where one of my Dog Pound dogs debuted as “Balancing Act”) and Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Summer 2014 Vol. 9 — the latest issue that came out last month that has my Should’a Flown South design in it
For giveaway entry, just leave a comment on this blog post telling me your general thoughts on this idea — I’m contemplating doing a Row by Row design for a Block of the Month type Project for next year (yes, always planning ahead here). If you were to be enticed into joining in to make the project – what would draw you to it. Meaning, in your perfect world, would it be pieced, appliqued, paperpieced, a bit of all of the above. Would it be just a great collection of various rows of blocks that look good together or would it be based on some sort of theme, and if so, what theme.
Two additional items: (1) you must live in the United States (sorry out of country dwellers but postage to mail a magazine out of the US is more expensive than the magazine itself) and (2) only one entry PER PERSON NOT per every email address you have please.
I’ll post the winners next Saturday so be sure to check back on that blog post to see if you’ve won. It will be “first come, first serve” as to which magazine you get so if there’s one you really want, you’ll need to be quick on the draw. LOL After I announce the winners, they will need to email me PRIVATELY (remember my email address can always be found below my picture at the top of the blog) providing their complete mailing address and give me their order for preference of magazine.
Now, seriously, I’m going back to cleaning the living room….. I think…..