My birthday was earlier this month and I knew I'd be getting some money (thanks mom!)and so back in August I spent some of it on some of Kajsa's work. I got these two lovely prints. Though I would love to have her actual work, these are a pretty nice substitute. I framed them in these frames where they float under the glass. They hang on the wall in my studio as inspiration and to put a smile on my face whenever I look up. Her work is so whimsical, cheery and original. My picture doesn't do it justice. If you haven't visited her blog Syko, head on over, you won't be disappointed. Kajsa's work was also the inspiration for my little quilty neighborhood. She inspired me to give raw edge applique a try.
Late is the theme of this post, so first a late thank you. I actually won a giveaway at Amy's blog, Park City Girl...yes, it does pay to enter. I don't usually because I never seem to win and sometimes I don't because I don't want folks to think I just visit to get something. (that's a whole other post) These arrived last week when I was on jury duty. Talk about mail that makes your day. I popped the bookmark into my book and put my cards in the wallet and I was ready for another day in the courthouse. The bookmark was a topic of conversation throughout the day. Isn't it just the cutest? The little wallet is perfect for me. It's light as a feather and the fabric is so "me". I love them both Amy and be assured they will get lots of use!
I know you all have been waiting for the results of my giveaway. I did actually do the random number thingy on Friday, but with my folks coming home a week early I ran out of here before dawn on Friday and didn't have a chance to post. Late again, arrg! I would so love to send one to everyone, but the little quilty neighborhood is going to Hawaii. Yup, it will be zipping to Lisa Boyer of Dorky Homemade Quilts. Lisa hasn't been posting much lately, but you'll definitely enjoy her blog and her books are fabulous. So take a minute to check her out. Congratulations Lisa!
Let's see, what else am I late for...hmmm...been awhile since you've seen a Fit Friday post. I'm hanging my head a bit...two weeks ago I made it to the gym every single day...last week...I'm sad to say not one day...not even one. I know that tomorrow is going to hurt, but I'm going. I have to make this a priority and not let weeks like last week sabotage me. I could have found time if I really wanted to.
I caught up on most of my blog reading driving back from my parent's house. I can feel my head getting back above water. I have lots of sewing plans this week. Maybe even a quilt finish. One should always have hope!