Monday, November 15, 2010

Seeking opinions!

Quick survey - Let's just say, hypothetically, that you had a sibling (let's make it a sister) who was a quilter. (Lucky you!) Let's also say that this sister/quilter had deconstructed a quilt made by one of your ancestors (let's make it your Great Great Grandmother, just for kicks) and had a couple small leftover pieces from the original quilt that didn't make it into the new quilt. Let's say this sister/quilter wanted to make each of her siblings something quilted that incorporated this old fabric, perhaps something about 12" square. If you were one of these siblings, what would you prefer that you get, a pillow or a framed quilt to hang on the wall? Or perhaps something else? Please let me know what you think. Of course, this is all just hypothetical, but my hypothetical curiosity really wants to know...

On to other topics - since I failed so miserably at buying light and bright fabrics on my shopping trip last week, I'm really hoping to win this giveaway from retromummy:

It is open until Sunday, November 21 if you want to give it a try.

And speaking of giveaways, I put Vera's and Shay's winnings in the mail to them yesterday, and mail karma kicked in. Look what was waiting for me when I got home - my winnings from Leona's giveaway!

It took every ounce of willpower to not immediately get to work making something from those fun fabrics for one of my boys.

And finally, people have been commenting on my Pink Ribbon Pin a lot lately.

I wear it every day, kind of a daily tribute to the survivors that I know and the ones I have lost, but also as a reminder to me to pay attention to my own health and to not take any day for granted. I have a link on the top right of my blog page every day, but I wonder how many of you Click Daily to help fund free mammograms at The Breast Cancer Site? I encourage you to do so, if you don't already.

Today is dark and cold and rainy in Virginia, a perfect day for cuddling up under a quilt with a cup of hot cider and a good book or movie. What am I doing? Sitting in my freezing office working, then off to a couple hours of karate and errands. Oh well. I'm sure it will still be cold, dark and rainy when I finally get home this evening. May your Tuesday be warm and cozy and full of light!