Beth Strand of Words & Stitches!
I was so excited to draw her name….and overwhelmed that there were 266 names to draw from! She’s got a lovely blog, and a great trunk show of sawtooth star quilts showing right now, so go on over and congratulate her!
((And don’t stop reading here --- there is another give-away at the bottom of this post!))
It was a lot of fun reading all the entries, some great ideas there. I hope you took some time on the ORIGINAL GIVEAWAY post to read through them!
Here was Beth’s comment:
I'd like to piece "Yellow Fish Rule!" into a quilt for my daughter. When she was little and having trouble fitting in, I used the analogy about school being like a fish tank and when most fish are red or green, it's hard to stand out as the only yellow fish. But as time went on, she would get into bigger tanks...middle school, high school, college, life....and there would be more fish of her color. I've got a quilt started with the fish, but I really need help with the letters! The other thing I want to do is make a quilt with an applique depicting my daughter as a girl scout and sew on all her badges (some that I never got done.) The border of the quilt will say, "Finally, my mom sewed ALL my badges!"
I can sure relate to this post, can’t you? By the time I was in 7th grade, I was 5’8”. I was skinny and gawky with braces and glasses, I embodied the word AWKWARD to a TEE! I was a very tall yellow fish in a sea of red and green fishes. I finally quit growing at 5'9".
Beth, Word Play Quilts will be coming your way as soon as I hear from you and get your snail mail address! I’m excited to see your quilt come together, and I hope you will post your progress on your blog!
I also want to say, that I am just doing the MAILING -- The book was given to me for this Give-Away by Tonya Ricucci herself, and she has autographed it -- so she is really the one you need to thank for it!
I’ve enjoyed the give-aways so much that I think we will be doing more of them. For Instance – When ordering cases and cases of books, I occasionally get ones like this:
These two copies of Scraps & Shirttails II somehow got crimped in the cutting machine and there is a bit of damage to the back covers. The warehouse is sending me replacements, but what to do with other-wise-perfectly-good books like this?!
If YOU don’t mind a free book with a bit of damage to a back cover, leave me a comment here and we will draw for it TOMORROW and it will mail Monday! I’m going to give ONE away in this drawing --- And save the second one for a bit down the road. Ready, Get Set --- Comment me with what you will be sewing on for Super-Bowl-Sunday-Weekend!
As for me, I plan to spend the entire weekend in the basement re-bonding with my machine!