Thursday, April 07, 2011

Garden, Quilt, Knit, Knit, Weave... and Book Giveaway!

Since April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, I thought it might be time I offered to giveaway a copy of my book!  Post a comment to this post before April 15th, and on April 15th, I'll draw a winner, so you can start making a floral quilt in May! 


This year, my gardening started indoors, planting seeds in flats, but is now moving outside.  Space has been cleared for the peas, and they're now all in the ground. There are two kinds, snow peas and snap peas, and we're looking forward to eating the fruits of my labor in the future.  In the meantime, I'll be watching over these, as well as the other babies that will be to small to go outside for a while, like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and some others.


The stack of sewn blocks for the Figs and Ginger quilts is growing, and I get a feeling of satisfaction every time I get to change to the next set of colors!


I've ripped back to my mistake on the Aquitaine Cuffs, fixed the error, and am now ready to move on:


My green Oatmeal Sweater, is moving along, and for those that were wondering what I was going to make with the yarn I'm spinning, this is the project that inspired the wool purchase, but since I'm making it in the green yarn, I'll probably choose a pattern when the yarn is finished.  The sleeves have been attached, and I'm now working on the pattern at the bottom of the yoke and working up, so I'm nearing the finish line! (Sorry, this isn't the best picture - the sweater is really green.)


On the weaving front, I've finished the scarf I showed you last time, and have begun to weave the last scarf on the warp.  This one will go much quicker, because the treadling pattern is easier, and I'm only using one shuttle!

14 comments:

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

Oh, what a generous give-away. If I won it would be a great challenge for me. Cindie

Debbie said...

I'd love to be a winning owner of your book, Lynn. Thanks for counting me in. I'm really liking those "Figs and Ginger" blocks. Looking forward to seeing them in a top.

junesroses said...

I have just discovered your book and blog. Your work is so colourful and happy. Your sunflower quilt is mesmerising. I wouldlove to be included in the draw for you book.

Kind regards from Austalia, June

Delighted Hands said...

Lots going on-just wonderful! I love the way the quilt is shaping up. Glad you fixed the mitt-not fun but part of the experience!

Doreen K. said...

I would love to win your book. I have not made anything with applique yet. Did just learn to do a sleeve on a quilt. I love your basket with all your yarn things in it. And the cuffs are just too cute.

Quilting Pansy said...

Ooh, I'd love a copy of your book! :)
Cindy in Woodinville

Cathy said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks so for the opportunity to win your book
Love your blog
Cheers
Catie

Danielle said...

Ohh, I have had this book on my list since I saw you demo the techniques!

Jan Brookshire said...

Hi, Lynne,
I'm a new member of Stray Threads and this is the first time I've been to your blog. I'm so impressed with the quality of the quilters in the guild and am truly impressed by your range of artistic expression! I LOVE to applique and would enjoy welcoming spring with one of your floral creations.

Shirley A. said...

I enjoyed your demo of the technique and having the book would be terrific! Shirley

Regan said...

Holy cow! You weave, knit, quilt, garden AND write books? And keep a blog? Where do you find the time? I'm so impressed!

Regan said...

Holy cow! You weave, knit, quilt, garden AND write books? And keep a blog? Where do you find the time? I'm so impressed!

gingersnapxii said...

Wow! I didn't know you spun, wove, and knit too. You are amazing!
Kathy in Kirkland

Cindy said...

I really LOVE the blocks for Figs and Ginger. They look pretty easy and I would like to give this one a try. I will check back to see the finished quilt.