I still haven't managed to sit down and do a lick of sewing or pattern tracing or ANYTHING in the past way too long, but I do have a teeny bit of sewing news to report.
Jan hosted a little giveaway last week; normally I don't enter giveaways but the item she was going to ship to a lucky commenter was something I'd dreamed of finding somewhere...a ruler designed to add seam allowances to curvy pattern pieces.
So I left a little comment and, lo and behold, she drew my name! The ruler arrived safely today, despite the fact that I'd had a brain hiccup when I emailed my address to her. Didn't notice until she replied 'I put the ruler in the mail today', and I saw on the attached original email that I put my address down with the ZIP code of the house we used to live in...like, 8 years ago. We lived there for more than 20 years, but still...I told her if it came back, I would send a check for the postage. Feeling very foolish.
But the USPS surprised me, and if I could, I'd take a batch of home made cookies to whoever marked out the wrong ZIP and wrote the correct one.
Here's the little beauty:Claire had the wherewithal to manufacture this! I have wished for one ages. Thanks to Claire for offering the rulers and Jan for hosting the giveaway and paying the postage on my ruler. I am looking forward to giving it a try...as soon as I can.
'Cause I am seriously missing my sewing time. Besides, I hear the rules are posted for the 2013 Stitchers Guild SWAP contest and I am in sore need of some new wardrobe pieces. I would LOVE to participate this year. Maybe my new ruler will save so much time that I can actually git 'er done this year... ;-)