Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An after-the-fact swap....

So often it seems I want to start a quilt once it's way too late to finish it in time.
I realized last week I REALLY want to do a Halloween quilt. (Guess when I'll realize I want a Thanksgiving one as well...)
So I thought of an idea.
How about a fabric swap of Halloween fabric, but do it after Halloween.
That way, we can buy our fabric inexpensively, and we'll have a WHOLE YEAR to finish up the quilt!
{Note: I may repeat this swap for Christmas and Thanksgiving if anyone's interested....}

  • The mailing date will be November 7. This gives you a week after Halloween to pick up your fabric and cut your squares.
  • You'll send 20 8" squares of 2 different prints to me with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. It will take slightly less than one yard of each fabric. (Note: you will be sending 40 squares total--20 of one fabric and 20 of a second fabric)
  • Please make sure all your fabric is 100% cotton, quilting quality Halloween prints with NO licensed characters (scooby doo, spongebob, etc.)
  • International participants are welcome, but please try to mail a little earlier than November 7 if you're shipping internationally.
  • In return you will receive 40 8" squares (out of 20 different prints, so you will get 2 squares of each print). I think this size would be ideal for a disappearing 9-patch quilt, or a cheater-triangles quilt.

The swap is open to the first 9 people to sign up. To sign up, please comment on this post. Please, please please leave your e-mail address or comment and then send me an e-mail. It's important that I have a way to contact you.


Still here! and it's HALLOWEEN TIME!!

Friends, it's been a wild couple of weeks. I haven't had much time to sew at all. But here's a picture of the Very Important Project I have had time for--Halloween Costumes!

So here's my girls, looking very SWEET for halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Please help a friend!

Hey everyone!
Asking you to help my friend Laura. Please read the letter below and click the link to help her animal rescue efforts.

As some of you already know, I have started an animal rescue organization called Bray's Buddies Animal Rescue. I have been doing animal rescue work for years already, but decided to officially start a rescue group and startworking towards non-profit status. Once I am officially a non-profit, Iwill be eligible to apply for grants. Added funding will allow me to help more animals. In the meantime, there is a contest going on right now, hosted by The Animal Rescue Site. The top 3 prizes are grants of $20,000,$5,000, and $3,000 for the top three shelters who get the most number ofvotes. There are weekly awards of $1,000 for the shelter who got the most votes that week and state awards of $2,000 for the shelter with the most votes in that state overall. I would, of course, love to win the grand prize, but I would be beyond thrilled to win a weekly prize or even a state prize.Voting is open from September 14, 2009 to December 20, 2009. You can cast one vote per day per computer. Click here to vote for Bray's Buddies AnimalRescue!<http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_shelterchallenge_from_home_sidetabs>(http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_shelterchallenge_from_home_sidetabs)
Put "Bray's Buddies" in as the shelter name and "NJ" for the state. Make sure to click "Vote" next to Bray's Buddies after you search for theshelter. Please come back to vote every day - we could use all the votes we can get! Thanks! :)If you could pass this on to people who you think might vote, I would really appreciate it. Maybe if enough people vote this week, I could win theweekly prize!If you are interested, my temporary shelter website is:http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ605.htmlWe are in the process of creating a new and improved website, but this getsthe information across for now.Thanks for your support! Laura