Good gracious, I have been down in the dumps this past week. I really don't know what crawled in my butt and died, but perhaps getting sick with the Asian Hamster Flu, followed in close succession by both my children, plus owning a husband with a cracked, infected tooth, had something to do with it. Or perhaps I've just been contemplating the specter of my own mortality and found myself unable to reconcile my ultimate demise and my addiction to Bejeweled Blitz 2. Or PMS. One of those.
I did, beset though I was by the moony mopies, manage to make Devon a second skirt:
And I even made her a doll quilt out of the blocks I never used for the baby quilt I recently finished:
I think I may also finally have a handle on what to make for my plane ticket benefactor, but I'm going to have to clear away the fog that has built up in my synapses in order to accomplish this. It involves a set of Hoffman Bali Pops and a pattern that I found online. Now I say "pattern" but what I mean is "a loose set of instructions put together by a well-meaning blogger." Notice how I didn't make any reference to half-wits on crack? Because quilt bloggers get a free pass. Solidarity, and all that.
But it is a wee bit confusing, and I'm going to have to go against my nature and plan out exactly how to cut my strips and organize them to make the piecing go as smoothly as possible. We don't need another performance art installation, not with the mood I've been in.
Did I mention something about a giveaway?
Ah, yes. I had built up some credits in my Cafe Press store account and decided that I needed to actually own some of the merchandise I keep trying to persuade you people to buy (and those that have - THANK YOU!). So I got me a t-shirt and a bumper sticker. Here's the bumper sticker:
I can now attest that it is indeed sticky, and adheres to a common car bumper with ease and, dare I say, grace.
I am not going to show you a picture of the t-shirt because, for one thing, it looks just like the picture on the sidebar, and it turns out that they run a wee bit small. I bought a large, and, well, while I can get it on, and it's not like it's cutting off circulation or anything, it is just way too snug in the busticilogical area for my taste. I know some people like that kind of thing (my husband, for one), but it just not me, you know?
So, I'm going to give it to one of you. A Don't Drink and Quilt women's v-neck t-shirt, white, size large (think medium). To enter, please leave a comment and include a way for me to reach you, should this largesse become yours. No grammar questions this time. Become a follower to get a second entry (and current followers already get one entry, so your comment counts as entry number 2). Winner will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter in midnight on Monday, May 10. Winner announced on Tuesday.