You guys, this is the most exciting post I've written so far! I'm just loving it! My hair is practically crackling with excited energy!! (and no, I'm not writing a book...) so maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, since this isn't really a big big deal, it's just fun.
So before I get ahead of myself and tell the punchline first, let me explain. Did anyone think my last post was a little wierd? I got a few reminders to just be myself, and YES, I couldn't agree more. My biggest pet peeve is when people apologize on their own blog. Neither was I trying to lure more followers, or get more comments.
The reason I asked for your opinions was a sudden burst of curiousity, and a genuine desire to give you something you like to read.
I've always had the niggling thought that I should do more tutorials. There are a few reasons that I haven't. Number one would be the fact that I don't really 'think' in instructions. I rarely read tutorials, or directions. I'll skim for the measurements if I need them, and other wise I just wing it! Now this is NOT as glamorous as it may sound! It makes for quite a few flops and messy mistakes, but that's just my natural instinct.
So naturally, I don't think about the fact that others might like to learn how to make something, and also I generally don't have the grand idea to make a quilt into a tutorial until the quilt is completed. I have taken no pictures of the process, and to make another quilt just to document the process would be b.o.r.i.n.g.
Also, there are so many awesome tutes out there already, I'm not about to waste my time duplicating some one else's work, and I don't feel right sharing a pattern or process that is in a book still available for purchase. That doesn't leave me with many options.
BUT, all this to say, I think I'm up for the challenge of creating a tutorial in the near future! It maaaay be the one I showed you a peak of in my last post...
Ok, now for the fun part!!! As I was writing my last post, I had this great idea... and it starts with the letter G...
Yes, a giveaway! It's a surprise one, and there's no entering it any more. All the folks who so kindly commented on my last post were sneakily entered and two winners were randomly chosen. Those two will each win one of the fat quarter stacks shown here. (the red isn't a full FQ, it was just the perfect fabric here, but I didn't have enough)
So it's a little thank you for taking the time to visit me and leave a comment, and an apology for my random replying to your comments. (It all depends how much time I have available after posting) But I don't pick and choose who I answer! I either reply to every one, or no one on each post. (unless you're a no-replyer). and yes, I'm contemplating how I can change my own sketchy system, but enough of that! oh, and I appreciate EVERY comment, that's why I want to make it a priority to consistently reply.
So yah, I'm waiting till the very end to announce the winners! And a little disclaimer for the winners: If you already have these fabrics in your stash, or know that you won't use these in a million years, just let me know and I'll gladly customize a different bundle for you. And since this was done without your 'permission', there's no obligation if you'd prefer not to be included. I'll just choose someone else.
So here's the random winners:
#29 - Trish
#42 - Kimberly White
So Trish and Kimberly, I hope you're half as excited about this as I was! If you don't mind, please shoot me an email with your address. (Go to 'Contact' on the top of the page)