I won an e-book copy of Modern Mix on Amy's Creative Side. Can't wait to have the time to try some of the patterns, though right now, I'll have to content myself with the gorgeous photographs.
Then I won a book of poetry, Today's Special Dish by Nina Lindsay, at Both Fires... It hasn't arrived yet but I delight in knowing that I will soon have a feast of words in my hands..
And then I won a paper-piecing pattern by Very Kerry Berry, on Live a Colorful Life. I'd have posted about this earlier but I wanted to wait until I'd tried it. I've wanted to give this technique a whirl for ages but hadn't gotten around to it. No excuses left this time! For a first project, I'm thrilled with the results! The precision in the piecing amazed me, especially the teeny tiny parts. I still have a ton to learn but for now, I have a cute Winter Woolies set.
And now, I must depart the sewing machine and get back to marking. The last night of the school play was Friday and, after all the rehearsals at lunch, after school and weekends I treated myself to a lazy Saturday, thinking about what those talented kids accomplished on that stage.
For some reason, the gratitude of young people never fails to move me.