Oy vey, I started writing this post this morning before heading to work but then my laptop started cracking out again... so I'm getting a new one!!! Yay! Woot! And all that! My laptop is about 7 years old and was inherited last year from my bestie, Evan, when he decided to get a new one. I've piled a bunch of money into it in the past year (almost enough to buy a new one) and have about had it - the stress and anxiety of all it's problems was (literally) keeping me up at night and making me ill; I know that sounds over-dramatic, but as a graduate student I really need my computer to actually work. My new laptop should be here in about two weeks, but I'm crossing my fingers for sooner. Jennifer is pretty excited for me since I think she was disgusted with my laptop when she saw it at Quilt Market (it's held together with tape in some places).
Okay, since I haven't heard from the winner of a second set of Kate's patterns, I'm drawing a new one! The new winner is... Krista of Poppyprint! Congrats Krista, send me an email and we'll get the ball rolling!
I've been sewing up a storm the past few weeks, but unfortunately I can't show you what's been taking up the majority of my time. BUT I can show you this little beauty (the new addition) that I whipped up this week.
Meet Sherlock Holmes! He's based on the free Scottie Dog pattern which can be found on Denyse Schmidt's site. I made his front side using mostly a mix of Denyse's fabrics - Flea Market Fancy, Katie Jump Rope, and Hope Valley - there are a few other pretties thrown in there too just to mix it up a bit! Doesn't he look at home there sitting with Euclid and The Garden Path?
Although the pattern says to make the back side patchwork also, I decided to do mine in a solid fabric - I put the front together first and then I traced it onto the Heather Ross Mendocino so that it would match. I love him! I really made him for Alex, but I like to snuggle him too!
Okay, I'm off to quilt (again); I hope you all have a lovely weekend!