Well, as great as Washington DC was, we ended up fleeing the scene at two this morning afterLittle Mister started exhibiting signs of a stomach bug. We are pretty sure it was food poisoning suffered at the same time as catching a fresh cold; but, at the time (of which, I am thinking very little in the way of rational thought happens at two in the morning) it seemed like a good idea to start heading home. The healthy kid decided his time would be better spent at school, so away he went. He brought flowers home with him though (thoughtful, no?).
If it weren't my birthday, I suspect an intervention of some sort would be happening, but since it IS my birthday, well, it's just a jolly show of capitalism (just go with me on this). Any way, today's gift...scraps! Of fabric! Get excited!
I have recently finished quilting three quilts (and sewing a pillow) of the vintage fabric variety (don't get too excited, all the quilts need binding). I have a bag of scraps left, it needs a new home. I think I have a three quilt limit with fabric, I can't look at the stuff any more. In addition to the vintage-scraps--you should read this as upcyled bed linens, because that is what they are (which came from fat quarters purchased from Whimsie Dots on etsy), I am also going to give you a fair amount of scrap-age of quilt store quality cotton fabrics as well (some of it will just get cut from fresh yardage as I tend to find ways to encorporate my scraps into new projects which leaves very little in the way of fab-scraps in my stash). You'll get a lot of solids as well as some fun prints, a good selection of scraps of all sizes to add to your stash. If you are wondering what one can possibly accomplish with scraps, you are obviously not familiar with the genius of my friend Chawne. Get thee aquainted.
At the moment, all my quilting energies (and general productivity, actually) are going into finishing a quilt for the birthday (or really, birth day--as in day of birth) of Little Mister's teacher (I have decided to quilt more lines...a thing worth doing is worth doing well, after all). The woman has been pregnant for the last nine months, it's not like the impending birth is a surprise, I just waited to the last minute to design, plan, and make the quilt, as one does. If you are interested in getting this very fine collection of scraps to work with (of course it's very fine, people, I do nothing half way), please tell me the most meaningful gift (birthday or otherwise) you pulled together in a hurry (we could also say procrastinated, but that would suggest laziness--and if you are not willing to own your laziness as I am, you might be offended, so let's just say "pulled together in a hurry")... if you are a crafter (which I assume you are because you are reading this blog), this should be an easy one--but it doesn't have to be a gift you made, after yesterday's post and the comments I am curious to see how thoughtful and meaningful gifts given are remembered. In case you haven't figured it out, I take gift-giving very seriously.
I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or2359, should you prefer that), Thursday, May 12th. Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. I will show you what I have to gift each day and let you know what you need to tell me to try to get it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter.