Carla at Sew It Up Baby is generously giving away this lovely wall-hanging.
The giveaway lasts through October 14th. Each person can earn up to 4 chances to win. Be sure to get on over there and enter. (Although really, it would be better for me if you didn't, because then my competition wouldn't be so fierce.) ;-)
Packing the Odd Items:
Have you ever tried to pack an electric guitar and electric bass--neither of which have cases? It's not easy.
(Charley is supervising)
We got this box at the recycle bin when we were dropping off our recyclables. A bit of luck there, finding a box that would fit both guitars. I've tied the guitars to the back of the box. Padding them proved to be a challenge. As you can see there are bath mats in the mix. I used a couple of sheets too. Then my mom remembered the 1 1/2" thick piece of foam rubber we'd been saving because it was "just too good to throw away". For once, saving something like that turned out to be a good thing. It was just the ticket for padding the guitars. As long as the movers don't sling the box around too much, they should be okay, I think--I hope.
As for all the other crap we've saved because it was "just too good to throw away", it's either in the trash or will be in next weekend's garage sale. I don't know how we've accumulated so much stuff in the eight years since we moved to Nevada with nothing but what we could fit in a covered pick-up truck.
Yes, I'm still working on the New York Beauties. If I've counted right, I have 159 done. Here's the latest batch:
Currently, they are my only quilting outlet. As much as I enjoy doing them, I find that I enjoyed them more after some FMQ on the Juki. I guess, I need to have my quilting activities mixed up for maximum satisfaction. The sad thing is, I'm afraid I'm going to get all the blocks done BEFORE I get settled again. Then what I am going to do? Kind of ironic considering that back when I started, 196 blocks seemed rather daunting.