Hi y’all, how was your weekend? I spent mine working off a case of the Christmas-time blues. We jumped in the car first thing Saturday morning, drove to the South side of the city and picked up our Christmas ham, went plant shopping, and bought some Korean Soju (Sake). Oh, and I found some chocolate coated coffee beans that are so divinely delicious I can’t stop eating them!
Then I re-potted our cactus, divided the succulents, dug up and transplanted an heirloom rose, and generally got hot and sweaty. I think it did the trick, I’m feeling a lot better tonight.
I had hoped to get the ‘My Family’ pattern finished on Friday, but I didn’t (obviously LOL). At this stage I’m thinking tomorrow night or sometime Tuesday. This pattern will absorb the ‘Best Friends’ pattern and have the added instructions for a dad, little brother, little sister, and baby dolls. They are quick, easy to make, and loads of fun. I’m thinking of adding some moustache shapes to the pattern for Dad LOL.
As a thank you for all your support during 2017 I am doing an end of year Christmas giveaway, the prize being the ‘Wild Things’ quilt from my ‘Happy Quilts’ book. Amazon is out-of-stock of the book, but Book Depository still has copies. Details about the giveaway to come…
Did I tell you I recently received my first royalty cheque for the book? Almost three years after I first started writing it, I got a cheque for $97. $97 for a full year’s work ROFLOL. The funniest bit is that the cheque bounced!! It took too long getting to me via snail mail, so it was cancelled. No, actually the funniest bit (or most depressing depending on how you look at it) was that the bank took a $25 fee for processing it, so I’m actually -$25 out of pocket ROFLOL.
I hope you all have a fantastic week-to-come. I hope that all of you who live in SoCal are safe from the fires. We’re all thinking of you. Stay safe, toni xx