Friday, April 19, 2013

Giveaway Winner & Other Quilty Things

The April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop ended on Thursday and Mr. Random was called upon to choose a winner for my giveaway of a Soaked Layer Cake and coordinating backing/binding fabrics. Abby is the lucky winner and I will be mailing a package to her in Australia on Monday. Congratulations Abby! 
I also want to thank everyone who weighed in my Tale of Two Tops post HERE. Your comments were really helpful and gave me valuable perspective on the situation. I hadn't given much thought to how it would feel to rip apart both quilts (I knew it would be tedious!)... and I do think it would just keep me in an unhappy mood every night as I unpick them. So I am going to finish them as they are and, most importantly, MOVE ON!
Judy over at Patchwork Times hosted a UFO Parade this week and that naturally got me thinking about my UFO Collection. I've been wanting to re-organize them and get a better handle of where each one is at so I decided to take some pictures and add a new tab for them on the blog. Click HERE if you want to take a peek!

I found a bin of baggies down in the laundry room closet that weren't on my original list. Most of them were projects I was working on shortly before I fell and broke my leg so I'm thinking my Mom must have packed them up and put them away for me. Adding those to the mix moves my starting point from 94 to 101 and puts me at an even 60 to complete.

I've decided to change the title of my blog to asimplelife Quilts to match my blog.url and my profile (Deb@asimplelifequilts). At first I wanted to include Other Crafts in my title because I thought I might blog about them too and I wasn't really sure what I was doing. I think this is just a cosmetic change and won't affect anything other than what you see at the top of the page. When I get busy again with mosaics or making beaded jewelry I'll probably consider having separate blogs.

Why asimplelife? This goes back to when I exited the corporate world during my extended bout of clinical depression and moved to Northern Minnesota. My goal was to make life simpler and find joy again. I read a lot about simplicity and that concept is still very appealing to me. I used to sell mosaic tiles on eBay under the name and I've used it as my ID on quilting forums and boards for years.

1 comment:

  1. It will certainly simplify your life to put those two quilts behind you. Good move!

    I think a simpler life would be good for a lot of us!


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