I don’t know where all the time went over the last week or two, but somehow none of the entries I meant to write and post got written:
– the year in review
– my goals for 2014
– one or two last Sunday Stash posts with Fiona of Finding Fifth (The Stash link-up will transfer to Molli Sparkles in 2014)
– a post about why I’m fabric fasting for part of 2014
– a post about all the WIPs I’d like to work on in 2014
I’d hoped to finish my Sunshine pillow too. But no dice. When I was in Saskatchewan before Christmas, I spent significantly less time online than I thought I might – played A LOT of cards with my parents, spent a night over at my Grandma’s house, did a bit of baking – so I came home with over 100 blog posts in my Feedly queue and then I had house guests for five days and my sewing room still hasn’t been cleaned up. (I slept in there while we had guests. It’s covered in dirty laundry and piles of things that I moved from one place to another, either because I had to sleep on the futon – a common storage spot – or because we had to dismantle my sewing table and take it downstairs for Christmas dinner.) Sometimes when I get overwhelmed by a job, I just kind of check out and go fishing instead. (In this case, fishing equals watching tv and spending too much time in bed.)
Anyway, I had my big Sew Mama Sew giveaway in December and never properly announced the winners (I did update the posts themselves, but that’s it), so the winners there were:
Katherine blogs at Sew Me Something Good and she’s already received her prize – it only went across the city! (If I had a car, I might have hand-delivered it, alas it’s a long, long, long trip by transit.) Zura blogs at Sew Retro Chic and lives in Malaysia, so I don’t think it’s arrived yet. I asked to send it by air mail, but when I checked my receipt afterward, I saw they’d only charged me for surface, so it’ll probably take 2 months or something ridiculous to arrive. Leigh Anne blogs at Ella’s Cottage – not sure if she’s received it or not, but she’s only across the country in PEI, so I hope CanadaPost managed to get it there in a timely way!
I was supposed to draw my next giveaway, these two Color Me Happy mini-charm packs on December 27, but didn’t manage it until last night.
My winner this time around was the lovely Ashley of Wasn’t Quilt in a Day:
I’ll pop those into the mail tomorrow or Saturday for Ashley.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll get my shit together enough for a proper post. I wouldn’t hold my breath though… I’m back up to 47 blog posts to read and I can’t even think of what to do first. (Overwhelmed, therefore shutting down. I suppose I should start with the laundry though. That’s easy and would clean up a good half of what’s driving me nuts about my sewing room.)