Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Christmas in July Giveaway items received...

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I recently celebrated Christmas in July by hosting a giveaway of several handmade items. The winner of the giveaway was Catherine of Quilt Obsession. Please hop on over to her blog to see some truly fabulous quilts and a wide array of fabric related projects. Be sure to check out her beautiful needlebooks with beaded bobbles. They are totally fabulous and leave me drooling every time I see them. If you are a cat lover like me, I know you will enjoy photo's of her beautiful kitties, Smudge and Lester. She's a very good mom and always tries to get a shot or two into every post.

I'm sure you'd be surprised to learn just how long it takes for a package to ship from Hawaii to the eastern time zone of Canada. We're talking at minimum, two weeks! That's difficult to believe especially when a person can physically fly there in a matter of hours. My guess is that it probably has everything to do with customs.

I'm glad that yesterday is over. It really was a very trying day. The solar water heater went in just fine. I was so relieved when the installation guys left. One guy kept breaking into song every 20 minutes or so. I was in the back room of my house and he was in the front in my garage and I could hear him loud and clear. I can only imagine what my neighbors were thinking. Maybe I really don't want to know. LOL

When making large numbers of like items, I take everything in steps to speed up the process. Yesterday was bow making day. I made approximately 300 1-3/8" bows. Whew, I'm so glad that's done!

I hope you're all having a fabulous day. See you tomorrow.



Cathi said...

Oh, my gosh -- you tied all those little bows by hand?? Your hands must be sore!
I was actually surprised it got here so quickly, to be honest. I've had things take up to 3 weeks to get here from California or Washington State. It's very odd, because something can be mailed from Europe and get here in 4 days but something from the country with which we share a huge long border? Takes forever. Sometimes I think the postal services decide to use carrier pigeons when it's coming from the U.S. into Canada! :-)

I'm using the pin cushion, Lettie, and absolutely positively loving it! It's fantastic!

sweetiepie said...

Wow, 300 bows! I admire your perseverance. I would never be able to do so many in a day. I am easily

You have peaked my curiosity. I am sure these bows will make another appearance when they have been put to use on some of your fabulous projects.

Netter said...

Whoa...300 bows! Well, atleast you could do that while watching TV. I totally missed your lovely contest. Dang it! That's what I get for going to Nebraska for three weeks. I'm going to be gone another week, starting this Friday....back to Nebraska.

I've been busy crafting too. I just spent two days sewing togther strips of fabric. I ironed them today and now I just have to chop them up into 6x6 squares and sew the scraps back together and start all over again until there is nothing left. Sounds fun, huh. Well it is when Satan doesn't act up. (I've named my sewing machine Satan...believe me the name fits it.)

Anonymous said...

You have better hands then I have. Loved your Pic of the bows so much that you will have to wonder over to my blog and see what I did with it. I was trying out a new program I have.

Janie in MO