Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Totally Random News

All kinds of things are going on here at Fluffy Sheep Quilting, so this is going to be a pretty random post.  I do not know how to structure this post so it makes sense, so I will just dive in.

Newsflash 1:
I won tickets to the Knitting and Stitching show in Dublin in mid-November!  Sarah (of Fairyface Designs) and Fi (of PatchworkDelights) host a flickr group called Sew Irish.  They were giving away tickets to folks interested in heading to the Dublin show so I gave it a shot.  Woo hoo!  I am super excited!  Thank you, Sarah and Fi!  I am really looking forward to seeing you both there.

Photo from http://www.rds.ie/, host of the show.
Newsflash 2:
Did you know our little Free Motion Friday practice-a-long was featured on Craft Gossip?  I am completely delighted and hope lots of new folks join in with us.   Much to my horror, though, Craft Gossip posted photos of my pre-pre-beginner quality FMQ attempts.  You can see the article here and have a good laugh at me.  At least the new folks joining us will not have to worry we are too advanced (hee hee!).

Newsflash 3:
I have finished two October blocks for Judith's Bee Blessed at Rags to Bags.  She asked for a disappearing nine patch.  This was a first for me, but I am pretty happy with how they turned out.  I hope she is too :)  This month she's making family quilts for homes in Belfast, so hopefully these colors will work with what she has in mind.  There's a blue-themed one, but the sun went down before I could get a photo.  Bummer.


Newsflash 4:
My fabric arrived for Susan's Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap.   It was a personal delivery by my folks when they came to visit this past weekend from the US!  Partner, if you're reading this I know its not all to your taste.  Don't worry!  It's not all for you :) I now have a partner, a possible design and fabric.  I just have to start cutting and stitching! 






I think that's finally it for mini news bites.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  Tomorrow will be our second to last guest post in the Start Your Own series.  Come on back and check it out!

18 comments:

susan said...

So nice that you will be able meet Sarah face to face at the show. Well done in how many people you have trying out FMQ. Nice D9P blocks. And loving the Christmas fabrics. Where do you find time to do all this stuff?!

Lynn said...

Lovely Xmas fabric, well done on FMQ mention...does it mean we're all famous? Nah

Sheila said...

Love your Christmas fabric.

cheeky monkey said...

Have a lot of fun at the dublin show! It must be amazing. Enjoy it!!!

I love the blue fabrics you have for christmas. Oh my kids would have a lot of ideas what I can make for them *gg*

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Elisa Black said...

Congrats on winning the tickets to the K&S show! You'll have to take lots of pics for us when you go! Absolutely LOVE your Bee Blessed block-- wonderful fabrics. I've been thinking about doing a block for Bee Blessed as well-- and I think you just inspired me to do it! So many wonderful Christmas fabrics-- have fun with them!!

Elisa Black said...

Congrats, also, on the FMQ feature at Craft Gossip!! V. exciting!

Sarah said...

Ooh thats cool you've been gossip'd about! Isnt it? Weird... lol Brilliant bundle of bounty from your folks too, cant wait to see what you do with it!

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh that Christmas fabric is so yummy! Thanks again for making us some blocks - you're a treasure. And congrats on winning tickets to Dublin - so wish I was going too! Jxo

Camille said...

I saw that the other day. Congrats! It's kind of nice seeing someone keep it real instead of a "oh its my first try and its Martha Stewart perfect" I like the learning together approach.

I plan on joining along once I can forgive my machine for being a jack ass ;)

Kelly said...

Congrats on the feature! I love that disappearing nine patch, gorgeous fabrics! Love that Christmas fabric too!

Dianne Neale said...

Congrats on winning the tickets - you should have a great time. I love that D9P - the fabric is sooo pretty

Katy Cameron said...

Have fun at the show, and congrats on the mention :o)

Cute block, and love the fabrics, can't wait to see what you do with them!

Live a Colorful Life said...

As you know, I'm a total proponent of "really random." Well done. You had a lot of fun and interesting things in this post!

Jodi B. said...

Cindy,
I love your idea of the FMQ support group. Is it too late to join? I have some of Leah Day's materials, but have not had that little push you were talking about.
Jodi B

Flying Blind... said...

All great stuff!! Have fun in Dublin - sooooo jealous of you 3 together!

Lynne said...

What a fun post - congratulations on winning the tickets, I hope you have a great time!

Congratulations, too, on being featured on Craft Gossip. How exciting!

Collette said...

hehe love your newsflashes! like sky news "breaking news".
Love the christmas fabric and the Bee Blessed blocks.
Collette x

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on winning the tickets and being featured on C.G. - well deserved!

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