Friday, July 10, 2009

Please, please don't look ....

at my sidebar!

You looked didn't you! One of my favourite books as a kid and one that I now read to my kids is The Monster at the End of the Book starring Grover. He pleads with you not to turn the page, because there is a monster at the end of the book, but of course you have to, to read the story. I won't give away the ending.

Now, what do you see on my sidebar. Yes, you see another swap button.

Please, please don't tell my husband. (He'll find out anyhow. He's one of those guys who pays attention to you when you are talking and knows more about you than you do.) Michele from the Quilting Gallery sent around an email yesterday saying she had extended the deadline for the summer swap because some people had not received the email about it. I took it as a sign and signed up! There are a few reasons why I did it. One, I worried a lot last time that my quilts were not as good as others. When the swap was done, I saw quilts that went from simple to very intricate. I am not trying to say that mine were better than others. Rather I stress that should it be the most complicated quilt possible. The thing is I liked all of them. I want to have more confidence in my voice. The other reason is I want to improve my machine quilting. I was very tense last time about it, and the quilting turned out to be the same as the piecing, from simple to intricate.

I have been talking lately about my lists and the other thing I do is organize my swaps on my blog in order of the date they are due.

I already have my partner. One of the ideas I had for a summer quilt would suit her perfectly. I have a question for you. I came up with a quilt I wanted to make. I was looking to find how to do a specific section on it on the Internet, when I came across my idea, fully formed and planned out. So my question is, with mini swaps does it have to be completely free form, original or you can work from what someone has done, if it is what you had planned in your head?


kelly lautenbach said...

I don't think it has to be completely original. :) Go with your idea and put your twist on it. :)
Happy Friday!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I went through two of those books with my 13 year old daughter she just loves it and the one, there is another monster at the end of the book, it has Elmo too!!

jaybird said...

deadline was yesterday and i just signed up... i hope i still get in!! i want to make one ;-)

SewDivaDiane said...

Michelle, I read that book so many times, I had it memorized (I still remember most of it!) and my youngest is now 23! Now I read it to my grandson.