Alright, the New Year has begun, but not so happily! Someone generously gave me a gift I really did not want, a COLD!
FROST FEST comes on the first weekend of every year whether I am ready or not, and my donation quilt for the silent auction isn't near where it should be to have it ready on time, and I have a Scavenger Hunt to concoct and truth be told my mind is a total blank! Somehow I always make it, but this is the time of year when panic sets in and I push myself into 1st gear and really work non-stop to accomplish the promises I made to the committee. IF your at all interested in what Frost Fest is all about, click on the Frost Fest link above and you can see just why I panic. I mean it begins on February 3rd this year, three days ahead of last years date (well in my calendar this is how I figure it to be)! So, anyone out there have any quilt fairies they wish to lend me?
I also need some nifty quilted items to make for Frost Fest Button Gifts, any kewl and easy ideas out there? I certainly could use some new ideas. Something I can make using my stash and that may be made cheaply...ha ha ha the time you spend on these items cannot be considered cheap, but, there you have it, I always donate and using up my stash would certainly help me as well. TO the person who sends me the best and easiest item to make for this years Frost Fest I will send that person whose idea I end up using a special prize! A set of purple blocks (I don't know how many there are but there are quite a few), together with 3 fat quarters.
SO put on your best thinking caps and enter, help me out, please? MAKE your comments to this post and I will try to choose the best idea for my project this year. The date for submitting your ideas will end on Sunday, January 8th, 2012.
SEW who has made resolutions for their quilting habits this year? I have already made my resolutions, two in fact! The 1st is to not purchase any new fabrics this year and by so doing will be reducing my stash considerably. The 2nd is to complete as many of my UFO projects (which are very numerous)!
How is that for beginning the New Year, already a GIVEAWAY PRIZE for the best small project idea and all in aid of a charitable project. All items I make and donate which gather funds for Frost Fest go directly back into our community. Each and every year the proceeds garnered from Frost Fest activities, silent auctions, etc. go directly to our community and each new Frost Fest begins with a NIL BALANCE, last year over $6,000.00 was given back to the local Food Bank and other organizations within our community thus allowing them to continue with their activities and good works.
By the way has anyone seen my new 2012 Agenda and Pocket Agenda? It's lost somewhere in this messy room - Arrgh!!!
Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit with me this morning, as ever, your comments are very much appreciated and since I have this terrible cold, don't forget, sit further back from your monitor, I wouldn't want you to get this unwelcome gift I was given!